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american idol is central to the Season 21 auditions, and the talented singers keep coming. Mariah Faith is the first singer to audition on the March 19 episode. The 21-year-old hairstylist from South Carolina performs “Whenever You Come Around” from Vince Gill.

Katy Perry arrest Mariah and say she’s playing it safe. Katy asks Mariah to sing “I Can’t Make You Love Me” by Bonnie Raittand Mariah succeeds. Luke Bryan tears up a bit. “I had chills the whole time,” says Luke. He admits she is “on the edge of greatness” and has “got it all”. Lionel Richie thinks Mariah’s potential could take her “seriously all the way”. Katy goes so far as to say, “You’re a star. You really are.”

Mariah is going to Hollywood! But first, Luke tells her she’s going to be the opening slot for Noah Thompson And HunterGirl’s Nashville concert.

Nailyah Serenity shines with his rendition of “My Man” by Barbra Streisand. Lionel tells the 22-year-old he ‘really enjoyed him a lot’. Katy raves about Nailyah’s song choice and loves that she “ridden it” with her own flair. Nailyah gets a “yes” from all three judges!

Kayleigh Clark begins with a rendition of “The Dance” by Garth Brooks. The judges want to hear a second song from the 17-year-old, so she performs “I Surrender.” With a little work, Luke thinks Kayleigh is one of the top 10 candidates. While Lionel and Luke are all about Kayleigh, Katy says “no” to her. Luke is still adamant that she’s in the top 10, but Katy jokes, “If she can’t find the next gear, she’s not.”

PJAE didn’t have the easiest time growing up. He embarked on a weight loss journey after graduating from high school at 400 pounds. He has since lost 150 pounds and gained confidence through music. He impresses the judges with his interpretation of “Mirror” by Madison-Ryann Ward.

“It was so beautiful, so easy, so angelic, moving, sad and painful. I felt like you were telling this story, and it was your story,” Katy says. She believes PJAE is one of the 24 best materials and it’s “playing it safe right now” He’s going to Hollywood!

Warren Pey is a 23-year-old appliance repair technician from South Carolina who is ready to show his voice to the world. He stuns the judges with his performance of “To The Table” from Zach Williams. He receives a standing ovation from the judges.

“It was badass,” says Luke. Lionel tells Warren that he is “heading for the top 10”. Luke thinks Warren is going to shake up this competition. He’s going to Hollywood.

Sixteen years Paige Anne performer “What About Us” from Pink for the judges. Lionel admits that Paige didn’t really show up for this performance until the second half. “I don’t know what to do with you yet,” Luke said. She is young but talented. Despite some hesitation, Paige heads for Hollywood.

Ophra Kablan takes the judges to church with his powerful performance of “Baby I Love You” from Aretha Franklin. She gets a “yes” from all the judges after the performance.

Kamron Lawson auditioned for american idol while working his shift at Walmart. He performs a-ha’s “Take On Me” for his audition. Luke tells Kamron that he is playing it safe. Kamron offers to perform Lionel’s song “Truly”. The 21-year-old gets nervous and choked up early on, but he eventually shows the judges his vocal range.

Lionel is impressed that Kamron performed this song given how difficult it is to play. He points out that Kamron has “moments of total control” but wants him to work on his vocal delivery. Luke adds that Kamron has a “great falsetto” but needs him to gain confidence. He gets a “yes” from everyone!

country singer Owen Eckhardt Currently studying animal science at Oklahoma State University, he always wanted to be a musician. He executes by Zach Bryan “Something in orange.” Katy says there’s a “little Elvis Presley” in there. Luke tells Owen that the performance had “a lot of things wrong, but there’s a cool voice in there”. The judges believe in Owen’s potential, so he goes to Hollywood.

The last performance of the episode comes from 22 years old Wilmore fire. She’s a stripper living in Oklahoma and she’s bringing her daughter to the audition. Fire had a difficult upbringing and ended up in Indian Child Protection.

She performs “Talking to the Moon” by Bruno Mars. Luke admits he wanted Fire’s voice “to be more”. Katy adds that “there wasn’t enough fire there”. Luke and Lionel think Fire isn’t ready, but Katy says “yes”. Katy doesn’t want to give up on Fire. She gets up and tells the singer that they are going to be in Nashville in a month. She wants Fire to audition again. “You deserve a second chance,” Katy tells Fire.

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