'American Idol': Judges Hand Out More Golden Tickets to Hollywood Week

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In episode two of auditions, Idol hopefuls, including a shoe salesman from Washington D.C., a construction worker from Southern California and a student from Louisiana, sing their hearts out for the judges to see if they have what it takes to earn a ticket to Hollywood.

A few moments later, when Trevor responded "Yes, ma'am" to Perry, she replied, "Don't call me ma'am!" After much therapy and struggling, he can now walk with crutches.

Initially, the judges were like "nah, dog", as we can see from the below photo, but if you think Bryan, Perry, and Richie are immune to the rollicking beats of an impromptu dance party, you don't know your "Roar" from your "Hello". Perry said. Lionel Richie commended her for being unique. Sussett kicked off her audition performance by singing an a cappella song in Spanish, before she suddenly stopped to play music from her portable speaker. All three judges are up dancing with her. Katy even raves that she's certain Mara will make it to the Top 10, and the bar is raised high to start off the night! He sings a nice version of Donny Hathaway's "A Song for You".

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. Jones was thrilled to get a golden ticket. Thaddeus performed Sweedish House Mafia's 'Don't You Worry Child.' Check it out above.

It was a vocal battle in TV ratings when The Voice and American Idol went head-to-head. Auditions episode 2 airs tomorrow, on March 12, 2018, from 8 - 10 p.m. ET/PT, with singers from New York, New Orleans, Los Angeles, and Savannah, Georgia.

Less heartwarming is Katy's quest to find love in the audition room. Of course, Lionel gets up and gives him a hug. The producers liked her personality enough to put her in an interstitial Macy's commercial with Ryan Seacrest. It was a no.

While ABC's American Idol premiere night had brought the network its best rating since November 2014 and its largest audience since October 2012, the competitions second night was down 22% in the key demo, dropping from a 2.3 to a 1.8.