American Idol 2022 LIVE – Cadence Baker wants to audition as Sam Finelli brings judge Luke Bryan to tears

CADENCE Baker shocked American Idol judges with her audition, while Sam Finelli brought them to tears.

Baker sang Whitney Houston’s I’m Your Baby Tonight, and her father played guitar.

The judges unanimously voted to send her to Hollywood.

Luke Bryan said: “I think it was one of the best auditions I’ve ever seen.

Finelli’s audition was the last of the night, and after revealing that he was autistic and was too scared to audition, he gave a performance that received a standing ovation. from the judges.

Lionel Richie said: “You were born enough. “Your disability is your gift.”

Finelli and all three judges were moved, Bryan covered his face with his hands to wipe away tears.

All three judges then gave him a golden ticket and sent him off to Hollywood.

Judges Luke Bryan, Lionel Richieand Katy Perryalong with host Ryan Seacrest for the third week of auditions for the Season 20 competition.

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  • Root for Sam

    Fans are cheering for Sam, after he had an emotional final audition of the night.

  • Gotta stand up and clap

    “I was too scared to audition,” Sam said.

    “You were born enough,” Lionel said. “Your disability is your gift.”

    Katy says Sam picked the perfect song.

    “I needed this song 20 years ago,” Sam said.

    The judges called Sam’s mother into the audition room and gave him a golden ticket to Hollywood.

  • ‘This is my dream’

    Sam sings Rainbow by Kacey Musgraves.

    He started crying after finishing. “These are tears of happiness, I promise,” he said.

  • Last audition of the day

    The last person to audition tonight is Sam Finelli.

    “I never thought I would be here in a million years,” he said. Sam’s mother revealed he has autism.

    “I don’t connect with people very well.”

    “Music is my best friend.”

  • The judges voted yes

    Ryleigh Madison was awarded the golden ticket to Hollywood.

    The judges asked her to lower her voice by “25 percent” when singing, but were otherwise impressed with Ryleigh’s audition.

  • Next, Ryleigh Madison

    Ryleigh Madison is a 16-year-old high school student from North Carolina.

    She’s singing a single by Gabby Barrett, The Good Ones.

  • Gabby Barrett inspires contestants

    Contestants and judges are reflecting on Gabby Barrett’s influence on the competition, following her 2018 appearance.

  • Mark’s mustache ‘brings in cash’

  • The judge approves

    “You guys know this is nerve-wracking, right?” Mark asked the judge immediately after singing.

    “I like what you’re doing,” Lionel said.

    The judges voted to send Mark to Hollywood.

  • Next, Mark Osborne

    Mark Osborne is a 26-year-old country singer and said he was trying out for American Idol for his mother’s birthday.

  • Donavan Diaz sings next

    Another funeral home worker is currently singing for his golden ticket.

    “I don’t like all these DTAs,” Katy said. “Tzu said worried.”

    The platinum ticket fell off the wall, damaging the judges.

    The judges said they couldn’t connect with his performance and didn’t give him a ticket to Hollywood.

  • Emily Faith sings first

    Emily Faith is a country singer and has sung for the judges before.

    “You have an authentic country accent,” says Luke.

    The jury awarded her the golden ticket to Hollywood.

  • Next, the funeral worker

    Two contestants who happened to work at the funeral home passed and got close to the audition.

  • ‘Raise your head’

    Ryan Seacrest had words of encouragement for Taniya.

    “Sometimes all you need is time,” he wrote.

  • The jury voted no for now

    “It was a very youthful performance,” said Luke. “I think you have a lot of promise.”

    “I know there’s a lot more out there,” Katy said. “You have to go and discover that next device.”

    “If you start this way and start delivering, practice, practice, and then come back to us,” says Lionel. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

    Lionel agreed to Taniya and told her to come back.

  • Next, Taniya Boatwright

    Next up is Taniya Boatwright.

    She said that when she was growing up, she was bullied because of her weight.

    She’s singing A Change is Gonna Come, by Sam Cooke

  • Dakota gets a golden ticket

    “You are exactly what we wanted to find,” says Luke.

    The judges said he might even make the top 10.

    Dakota was then informed that he was going to Hollywood.

  • ‘Pure country’

    Luke said: “He was really good, after Katy yelled at Dakota to tune his guitar.

    Luke asks him to try singing without the guitar.

    “We found someone here,” Lionel said. “England is a pure nation.”

    Katy calls him genuine and raw.

  • Next, Dakota Hayden

    From a small town in Kentucky, Dakota has a population of about 500 people.

    He said he was the most excited to audition before Luke Bryan.

  • Take the broom to the next round

  • Like a Disney star

    “You’re just a great singer of that musical style,” says Luke.

    “When you started, I got chills,” Katy said.

    The judges questioned whether Abigail’s style was suitable for American Idol.

    However, the jury voted to nominate her to the next round.

  • Singing on the broom

    Abigail Brookes, from Castle Rock, Colorado, is used to singing into a broom instead of a microphone.

    She is currently singing for her golden ticket to Hollywood.

  • More auditions are underway

    More contestants are singing it for the golden ticket.

    A singer is uniquely imitating a trumpet solo with her voice.

  • Dontrell gets a golden ticket

    Luke decides to send Dontrell to Hollywood after allowing him to sing another song.

    Lionel stood up and hugged him. “I am very proud,” he said.

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