Does America need the American Idol reboot right now?

The show's two-hour premiere Sunday night on its new network, ABC, showed a kinder, gentler side of the singing competition, which previously ran for 15 seasons on Fox.

Season two finalist and CT resident Kimberley Locke gives us a whole recap.

Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan are at the judges' table this time around and fortunately - or maybe unfortunately - there isn't a Simon Cowell-type in the bunch.

Since singing competition shows are television's most inexhaustible genre, American Idol is back after a blink-and-you-missed-it two years off the air. While the zombie apocalypse drama last week eked out its worst numbers in seven years-you'd have to go all the way back to the fifth episode (Nov. 28, 2010) in order to find an installment of "Walking Dead" that averaged a lower demo delivery than last Sunday's 2.9-AMC's flagship series still beats out everything else on the tube in the target audience. I can understand why any of the singers I mentioned above would be someone's favorite because I'm looking forward to seeing what they do next as well. I can see her belting it out on the Idol stage, but her audition proved that she can showcase her big voice without letting it get out of control; that's key.

Similarly, 16-year-old Kentucky waitress Layla Spring also makes the cut, but not before Lionel warns her, "I don't want to give you that opportunity and then you get [to Hollywood] and it destroys you".

Nemanja Matic hails Scott McTominay's progress following Liverpool win
United will be without Phil Jones , Marcos Rojo , Ander Herrera and Daley Blind , who all missed out through various problems. The post Man United Captain Carrick Confirms Plans To Retire At End Of Season appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria .

Michelle Sussett, 22, Miami, FL: Originally from Venezuela, the super-energetic singer performed a song in Spanish and then turned some music on and forced the judges to get up and dance with her.

Maddie, a 19-year-old college student from Clarksville, IA, sang "Rainbow Connection" from The Muppet Movie, and Lionel insisted they need her on the show.

Harper Grace majorly redeemed herself in her audition after being known for a disaster of a National Anthem performance at just 11 years old. "Your first kiss was Katy Perry".

Who do you think had the best audition of the night? They were extremely appreciative, and Katy Perry even put her cat motif socks on her hands before Zach launched into Sinatra.

The last performer of the night was Dennis Lorenzo, who carried his own trauma from childhood along with his guitar bearing a hole. Katy and Treavor did some major flirting, but alas, he has a girlfriend.and a golden ticket. She is also the first to receive a golden ticket to Hollywood.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top United Kingdom : 2 in hospital after suspicious package at MP office
Mar 13, 2018 - 14:28
Yesterday two people were taken to hospital after a suspicious package was sent to the office of Labour MP Mohammad Yasin. Two were sent to Portcullis House and Norman Shaw Buildings on Monday, both of which were later deemed non-harmful.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top LG V30 Android Oreo Update Rolls Out for Verizon Users
Mar 13, 2018 - 14:04
The Xperia R1 offers 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, while the R1 Plus offers 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The company has announced the Android Oreo update for Xperia R1 and Xperia R1 Plus on its official Twitter handle.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Craig Mack Dead: Bad Boy Records Rapper Dies, Aged 46
Mar 13, 2018 - 13:57
It was something I wanted people to enjoy, but it was cut short because he was very religious and wanted to go to church'. His second album Operation: Get Down failed to live up to the same success and peaked at number 46 in 1997.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Missouri forward Jordan Barnett arrested for DWI
Mar 13, 2018 - 13:54
The University of Missouri student athlete handbook states a driving while intoxicated charge mandates a week minimum suspension. Jordan Barnett is suspended for the Tigers opening round NCAA Tournament game on Friday. "I don't know about that".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Roque hits United Nations human rights chief's 'crude language'
Mar 13, 2018 - 13:32
Zeid said Duterte's attacks against UN special rapporteurs can not go unanswered and the UN Human Rights Council must take a position.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Max Boot: Trump snookered by both Koreas into meeting Kim
Mar 13, 2018 - 13:16
But the uncertainty still lingers over plans for the first-ever meeting of a serving US president and a North Korean leader. The US president recently accepted an invitation to meet the North Korean leader in the coming months.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top CM Punk I'm Fighting at UFC 225 ... & I'm Gonna Win!
Mar 13, 2018 - 12:52
Former WWE star CM Punk (real name Phil Brooks) had been expected to get back in the octagon sometime this year. The fan favorite could be enough to draw a lot of viewers to the upcoming pay-per-view, however.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Harrison Ford honors Carrie Fisher at Mark Hamill's Walk of Fame induction
Mar 13, 2018 - 12:52
Star Wars' biggest star Mark Hamill has been appointed as the very first International Guest of Honour for the 2018 Festival. We in Tourism Ireland are extremely grateful to Mark for his wonderful comments about the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Actress Salma Hayek blasts new Frida Kahlo Barbie doll
Mar 13, 2018 - 12:50
Mrs Romeo told AFP news agency that the problem was not confined to image rights. "It should be a Frida that represents Mexico". Mattel says it received the rights to produce the doll with the Frida Kahlo Corporation , which was founded in Panama in 2005.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Rabada suspended for 2 Tests after breaching ICC Code of Conduct
Mar 13, 2018 - 12:48
The key seemed to be Mitchell Marsh, the last member of Australia's top six, who was unbeaten on 39 at the start of play. Nathan Lyon was then charged for appearing to drop the ball deliberately close to AB de Villiers after a run-out.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Storm brushes area with a little snow overnight into Tuesday
Mar 13, 2018 - 12:38
The heaviest precipitation from the second system will likely occur on Thursday , with showers becoming more scattered on Friday . We took a step in the spring direction this past weekend as we sprung ahead our clocks back to daylight saving time.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Palestinians slam U.S. announcement to hold conference on Gaza crisis
Mar 13, 2018 - 12:35
Palestinian intelligence chief Majid Faraj was part of the convoy but was not hurt either, the security source said. He said that despite the attack he remained committed to Palestinian unity and would continue to come to Gaza.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Could former Saint Mark Hughes return to Southampton as manager?
Mar 13, 2018 - 12:30
Saints were beaten 3-0 at Newcastle on Saturday and lie just one place and one point above the relegation zone. They are the ninth Premier League team to change their manager this season.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Register for Early Access — Westworld Mobile Game
Mar 13, 2018 - 11:08
In the game, you'll start out as a newly hired Delos Trainee who gets access to the Delos Park Training Simulation (DPTS). If there's one HBO series airing this year that's ideal for a video game adaption, it's Real Time with Bill Maher.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top No new conditions on North Korea before talks
Mar 13, 2018 - 11:03
North Korea has a history of deceit and can not be trusted despite claims it wants to talk peace, says a national security analyst.