'American Idol' season 17: Three talented contestants who stood out during the auditions

Here is a look at the contestants who impressed judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel Richie during the auditions for 'American Idol' season 17

                            'American Idol' season 17: Three talented contestants who stood out during the auditions

'American Idol' season 17 recently premiered with host Ryan Seacrest and judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel Richie in search for the next singing sensation. We witnessed some impeccable talent as the contestants stunned judges and viewers with their impeccable voices. So far, 36 contestants have won the golden ticket to Hollywood.

When the series airs its 4th episode on Sunday, we will witness another bunch of hopefuls audition for a chance at winning the golden ticket and getting a step closer to their dream of winning the title. 

While we wait to see the new contestants, here are three contestants whose performances stood out from the rest.

Walker Burroughs

Walker Burroughs was the first contestant to be showcased when the series premiered in March. Despite being the first performer, he did leave a lasting impression on judges and viewers. After his performance of Ben Rector's 'Love Like This' on the piano, Katy Perry deemed him to be Top 10 material and she wasn't wrong at all. His voice will make anyone swoon with its vast range and smoothness. The judges were nothing but spellbound with his performance. Now that he received his golden ticket to Hollywood, we cannot wait to see what he brings to his next round and if he will live up to the judge's expectations. 


Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon

Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon is not just American Idol material, he is also someone who will surely make it big in the music industry. It's not just his voice but also his songwriting skills. His voice is so intoxicating it will leave you wanting more. Harmon, who works as a janitor in his father's church, revealed that music is the only thing that keeps him going. During his audition, he performed an original song called 'Almost Heaven' which left everyone awestruck. He surely has a long way to go in the competition. 


Alejandro Aranda

Alejandro Aranda is the one contestant that stood out amongst every other contestant that auditioned till date. Deemed as "one of the greatest auditions ever" by the series, Aranda performed an original song he had written about his childhood. He left the entire audition room, including the judges, speechless after his performance. “I have nothing to tell you other than I’m so glad that you’re here,” Luke Bryan said. He added that he felt like he was “in the presence of greatness.” Alejandro is a self-taught musician whose voice is mellow and will leave you wanting more. 


'American Idol' season 17 airs every Sunday and Monday on ABC. Check your local listings for more information.

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