And while that's a fraction of the audience "Idol" regularly served up back in its mid-aughts heyday, the TV turnout marked a significant upgrade for ABC's Sunday 8-10 p.m. lineup, which season-to-date is averaging just 4.5 million viewers and a 1.0 in the demo.
ABC's "American Idol" premiere drew plenty of eyeballs Sunday, even as Fox - where "Idol" used to air - ran programming that was seen by many observers as a direct attempt to dampen enthusiasm for ABC's reboot.
When he entered the room, Luke Bryan instantly said that Trevor was a "dreamboat" and Katy added that her eyes lit up.
"I've never been in a relationship", he told the trio of judges.
Telangana: 11 Congress MLAs suspended, 2 expelled for creating ruckus inside Assembly
During the protest, senior Congress member Komatireddy Venkat Reddy was seen throwing his headphone towards the Governor. The eleven MLAs suspended included Leader of Opposition Janareddy and PCC President Uttam Kumar Reddy.
Interestingly, Benjamin Glaze, a 19-year-old contestant from Enid, was one of the unsuccessful candidates but looked visibly happy after receiving a kiss from Katy Perry. He gave the performance his all, but the judges decided not to send him on to Hollywood for the next round of competition.
Perry immediately replied, "Come here, Benjamin".
After composing himself, Glaze began his audition singing Nick Jonas's hit "Levels".
"I really enjoyed meeting you today", Perry said. Next time just take your time.
Browns to trade Kizer to Green Bay
Updated via @FieldYates and me: Browns trade Danny Shelton and a 5th round pick in "18 for the Patriots" 3rd l-round pick in "19". Making it a no-brainer for Barkley at number one. "Now, running back typically is not a position we see go very often".
Since Tulsa was among the audition sites for the "Idol" reboot previous year, we can expect to see more Oklahomans on the show as the televised tryouts continue.
The Season 16 "Idol" auditions continue at 7 tonight on ABC.
This is what made Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma fall for each other
They even hosted two wedding receptions in New Delhi and Mumbai for their friends, family and industry colleagues. The picture showed the actress holding her hubby and planting a kiss on his cheek as he took a selfie.