'American Idol' is back and one judge was already brought to tears

“美国偶像” returned Sunday night, 与卢克·布莱恩(Luke Bryan), 凯蒂·佩里(Katy Perry)和莱昂内尔·里奇(Lionel Richie)再次落后法官桌.

季节 19 kicked off with Bryan growing emotional over a performance by contestant Grace Kinstler, who performed Gladys Knight & the Pips’ “Midnight Train to Georgiaand Aretha Franklin’s “(You Make Me Feel Like a) Natural Woman.
Kinstler explained that while she always wanted to be onIdol,” she was missing her father, 谁死了 “very unexpected[ly]” while the 20-year-old Chicago, 生病。, native had been away at school. She is currently attending Berklee College of Music in Boston, 弥撒.
“成长, my dad was definitely my main cheerleader. He loved his family,” Kinstler said in a pre-taped segment, 加, “I keep thinking about how much he believed in me and try to believe that much in myself.
    She said the memory of her father was the motivation she was using to move forward, and wore a charm that used to belong to him during her audition.
    Bryan teared up while Kinstler sang, while Perry and Richie looked emotional.
    Oh my goodness. Oh my goodness. Woo, 人,” Bryan said of her performance. “This is the first time in four years that just someone singing made me cry. Just understand that your dad is very, very proud of you right now.
    Claudia Conway, the 16-year-old daughter of Kellyanne Conway, is also a contestant on the show this season. After an attempt at Rihanna’s 2016 击中, “Love on the Brain,” Perry told her try her second song, Adele’sWhen We Were Young.
    Think about when you were young,” Perry said, “It’s like you lost your youth because you weren’t able to experience it on your own without all this noise.
      Richie and Perry voted for Conway to advance to Hollywood.
      Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, “美国偶像” narrowed their list of audition locations to cities in California.

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