'American Idol' audition highlights: From a burping Margie Mays to last season winner Maddie Poppe appearing disguised as a goth contestant
While we wait in anticipation for Sunday's episode, let's take a look back at some of the highlights during the auditions.
'American Idol's fifth season on Monday brought the auditions to an end. After 10 hours of auditions, fans can safely put awar their tissue boxes. The series began it's new journey on March 3, with Ryan Seacrest returning to host the 17th season, along with judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel Richie.
The five audition episodes threw up some impeccable talent and heavy back stories that turned many to mush. Fan also more or less decided who they wanted to root for, and hope their choice makes it till the end.
But we have to wait for that. Next episode begins the Hollywood week, when the bunch of hopefuls with their Golden tickets will compete and try to move closer to the title.
And as we wait in anticipation for Sunday's episode, let's take a look back at some of the highlights during the audition episodes.
The Burping Girl
During the first episode, the highlight moment definitely was teh audition of Margie Mays aka The Burping Girl. Though her audition creeped out Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan seemed to love it along with the fans and viewers.
Post her auditions, Mays went on to become a sensation for her burping and weird sounds and personality. One contestant who manage to that creep everyone out was Mystic Death Creature vocalist, also known as VoKillz, who walked into the audition room wearing a death mask.
After the first episode set the stage for wacky contestants, the following episodes kept the proceedings entertaining. A contestant that looked like a country version of Justin Bieber showed up. And he was nothing less than entertaining. Especially with his rope skills. Austin Michael Robinson lassos Katy Perry while she runs around and he impresses Luke Bryan as well. Apart from the contestants who auditioned, the other highlights of the audition rounds were the surprises and pranks.
During the final round of auditions, there was an emo gothic contestant called Lady Mapo who freaked out the judges. Little did they know they had a massive surprise coming their way. When Lady Mapo entered, the judges were terrified of her. But when she started singing, she removed her wig and revealed that it was none other than season 16 winner, Maddie Poppe. The judges were surprised to see her and were even more surprised she could pull off a gothic look without them figuring out it was her.
Maddie Poppe wasn't the only contestant from season 16 to visit the judges during the audition rounds. There were other contestants from the previous seasons who visited the judges and surprised them.
We cannot wait to see what the show has in store for us.
'American Idol' airs every Sunday and Monday on ABC. Check your local listings for more information.