American Idol Auditions Continue with High Notes and Tears

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Due to the "unique dimension" in Gabbii's voice, the judges sent her to Hollywood.

ABC/Image Group LAKaty Perry is ready to punch up your makeup routine with her third collection for CoverGirl. Now he's able to walk with the help of crutches.

"I think if you ain't careful you might win American Idol", Luke admitted.

Both Lionel and Luke rushed to Katy's aid as she struggled to get up off the floor.

In Los Angeles, Michelle Sussett is the first to try out, and she catches the judges' attention by dancing while belting out a Spanish language song.

17-year-old Garrett Jacobs did his grandma, Honey, proud with his audition and even though she couldn't be there in-person, the judges made sure he got her on the phone to hear he was on his way to Hollywood!

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Lane Hardy, 17, Livingston, Louisiana: A true country boy, he sang "Hurricane" by Band of Heathens and won the judges over with his soulful, gritty style. "It's a little bit Internet language but basically when someone sings really well, and they SANG you know, they sing so well that the wig flies off", she told Jimmy Kimmel.

Next up was William Casanova, singing "A Song For You" by Donny Hathaway.

Construction worker and singer-songwriter Trevor Holmes auditioned next, announcing his crush on Perry right off the bat. He gets a ticket to Hollywood. This time he sings "Don't You Worry Child", and Lionel Richie gives him a hug and a golden ticket.

Less heartwarming is Katy's quest to find love in the audition room. That famous bus toured across the United States looking for talent from all over and, as you can see from the week 1 audition videos, America did not disappoint. And Lionel hugged her.

Autumn Wood, 27, Katy, Texas: The library clerk came in dolled up in what Katy described as "glamazon" style, but her version of "Total Eclipse of the Heart" was freaky: She sounded like Cher with a bad cold.

Still, the the pricey Idol, the highest-rated and most watched broadcast program last night, dramatically improved ABC's ratings fortunes on Sunday where the network has averaged a 1.0 in 18-49 from 8-10 PM (L+SD).