After introducing Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler, and Jennifer Lopez to the judging seats, American Idol shows a rewind to past seasons and how much it has changed. They introduce Jimmy Iovine, the person who is going to give away the record contract to the winner of this year. Audition week one kicks off August 3, 2010 in New Jersey. The judges get into the seats and the hopefuls to audition and the judges are happy to be there.
First up Rachel Zevita and she is no stranger to American Idol. She auditioned, got through to Hollywood, but was cut in Season 6. Jennifer tells that she remembers her. Singing “Halleluia”, she has a voice and struggles a little bit. Jennifer tells that this isn’t the best, but she knows she can sing. Steven tells that she has the voice; she needs to push with a powerful voice. The judges say yes and tell that she is worth one more shot.
Next up is Caleb Hawley and Steven tells that he is going to have to bring. He can sing as well and Steven gets into it and claps and sings along. He likes it and tells that it was so good. Jennifer tells that he is cute and good. Randy tells that he is another shot for Hollywood.
Next is 15-year-old Kenzie Palmer and she sings with a country voice and she has a better voice then the last two acts. Steven however wasn’t feeling that Pizaz. Jennifer disagrees. Randy tells that it wasn’t that good. Steven caves and tells that he will say yes. Kenzie gets three votes to go on to the next round.
A montage of yes answers for everyone until Achille Lovle comes up to sing. Randy laughs and Achille is not good at all. Steven tells that she has the drama, but she is not hitting the notes. Jennifer tells that it is not her accent, it is the singing. Randy tells that it is not her thing. Jennifer finds it hard to say no, but she does.
Tiffany Rios tries her hand at the American Idol fame and comes out and tells that Jennifer is her Idol and she starts off with singing an original song. It is not that good so they give her a second chance to sing something else. She sings "I'm your lady" and it is really good. They tell her to drop the gimmicks and just sing and she will go far. She gets through to Hollywood.
A montage of bad singers hits the Idol stage and it is torture and Steven has the handle to let people go. They show that Jennifer is having trouble with saying no to them. Melkia Wheatfall shows that she doesn’t have the voice and Jennifer finally has no problem saying no, but feels bad about it.
Robbie Rosen is up next and he has the success story of how he overcame his disease.
Singing “Yesterday” from the Beatles and is amazing at age 16. Randy calls it a breath of fresh air. Steven tells that he likes him and Jennifer tells that she agrees. He gets through to Hollywood. Steven tells that he was the best in New Jersey.
Next is Boy Scout Chris Cordeiro comes out and tells that he has no doubt that he is going to go through. However, when he opens his mouth, he is monotone. Steven tells that he thought he was going be good. Chris tells that he can sing the chorus and Steven tells that he didn’t like it. They pass on the Boy Scout and he gets rejected.
Montage of rejections and the panel has settled down to be able to give bad news. Especially for Michael Perotto who, however confident, is horrible on stage with his rendition of Tina Turner’s famous song. Steven tells that he is not at the standard of what American Idol is looking for. He tries to sing something else and Randy tells him to stop and never to sing outside of his home. He walks out rejected, but tells that he will not give up.
Ashley Sullivan is next and she has energy and excitement going in. She sings and it is loud and energetic. Jennifer tells that she has a Broadway Musical voice. Ashley tells that she wants to be a Show Tunes Pop Star and tells that American Idol needs to get with Eliza Minnelli. Jennifer likes her energy and Randy tells that it is a no for him. However, Jennifer and Steven put her though. She is excited and runs out crying.
Next contestant is Victoria Huggins. She is energetic and proud to be there. With being 16-years-old, she has a great personality. She video documents the whole time so far. She enters and she sings amazingly well. Steven tells that she is proud and she tells that she is ready for it. Jennifer tells that it is a yes for that. She gets her golden ticket to Hollywood.
The day comes to a close with Melinda Ademi who comes originally from Kosovo. Her family were war refugees and she wants to live her dream. She comes out and sings and she has a good voice. Steven tells that she has a beautiful voice and she gets through to Hollywood.
The day begins with the judges getting in their seats getting ready to see the talent that awaits them behind the doors.
Devyn Rush, a singing waitress, starts off the day and she shows that she has the talent to be able to go through. Steven tells that it was delicious and nice. Jennifer tells that she wasn’t expecting that. Randy tells that it was unsuspecting and has a really good ear. They put her through.
However, Jimmy Kennedy ruins this vibe and Genise Deal gets them back into everything, but lacks the talent. The next is Yoji “Pop” Asano and he tells that he has been imitating Michael Jackson before he was born, but tells that he is going to sing a Miley Cyrus song. He has his own Michael Jackson choreography mixed into it. They have fun with it and show the horrible renditions of “Party in the U.S.A.”
A montage of horrible acts starts off and it seems gloomy for New Jersey. Brielle Von Hugel is hopefully going to break the cycle of bad acts. Her story of her dad having throat cancer and beating it adds to the momentum as she enters. She is going to sing “Endless Love” and it is good. Not too bad for a 16-year-old. Steven tells that she has a beautiful voice. They bring her father in and Steven tells that she is going through. Jennifer tells that she a tiny bit of work, but says yes. Randy tells that she has potential.
Final contestant of the day is Travis Orlando. He has his sad story of growing up in a shelter after his dad got sick. He is going to be singing “Eleanor Rigby”. He has soul in his voice. Steven tells that he wants to hear something else too. He sings “I’m Yours”. He asks Randy’s opinion and outside the room, his mom tells that she wants the best for him. Jennifer tells that he has a unique tone. The judges put him through to Hollywood. With 51 talented individuals are off to Hollywood. Randy tells that New Jersey was a good jump-off and that’s a wrap! Share this article with your friends