‘American Idol’ Judges Break Down Over Subway Singer Just Sam’s Emotional Audition

Just Sam audition of Andra Day Rise Up on American Idol

Tears were a-plenty during the first night of auditions on ABC’s American Idol, but no contestant affected judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie the way subway singer Just Sam did. In the promotional package about the 20-year-old aspiring singer from Harlem, viewers learned that Samantha Diaz, who goes by the stage name “Just … Read more

Luke Bryan Reunites With Young Make-A-Wish Fan During “American Idol” Auditions

Luke Bryan and Ethan Payne American Idol audition make a wish

There’s no question that reality show judges and coaches are often surprised at who they see and hear during the audition process. Some of the contestants are so incredibly good, it’s almost unbelievable that they aren’t already superstars. Others, not so much. And then, as happened with “American Idol” judge Luke Bryan, you might actually … Read more