American Idol 2016 Auditions: Denver & Atlanta Deliver In Season Premiere

The last auditions of the night return us to Denver with Kerry Courtney leading the charge as he sings Death Cab for Cutie and “Black Sun.” It’s a strange performance, but not in a bad way. Harry calls it a “piece of art” and says he actually really liked it. The Judges all agree and it’s a Golden Ticket to Hollywood for Kerry.

Shelbie Zora is next up on American Idol 2016 and she’s singing Underwood’s “Last Night.” It’s a great performance with a convincing voice but really highlights how many country themed singers we’re getting tonight. Could they be pushing this angle? Why not. Harry says he loves Shelbie and knows she’ll be determined to go out there and win this season. Yes votes all around and she’s got her Golden Ticket to Hollywood.

Closing out the night we’ve got Kanye West who comes to audition. I can only imagine this was a favor generated from Seacrest’s connection to the Kardashians. Honestly, I don’t think anyone else walking in doing this performance would get a Golden Ticket. Of course he gets a ticket and runs off to celebrate.

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The competition continues on Thursday night with American Idol auditions in Little Rock and San Francisco. Can’t wait for the results? Skip ahead and read our Idol spoilers to find out who made the Top 24 for American Idol 2016!

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