American Idol season 14 premiered on January 7th, and over the course of a month we’ve been treated to some of the most amazing musicians age 28 and under from across the U.S. On tonight’s show we’ll get a chance to see the contestants living their dream during Hollywood week. Who will make it and who will be sent home? We have a few preview clips from episode nine to share with West Coasters before the show starts in just a few hours!
American Idol season 14 episode 9, Orpheum Theatre. Idol Auditions? Those are done. Now it’s all about Hollywood, where 200 Idol hopefuls will reconvene to show the judges they really have what it takes. “If they’re gonna have a strong performance,” says Harry Connick, Jr. “this would be the day to have it.”
American Idol season 14 episode 9. Judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, Harry Connick, Jr. and host Ryan Seacrest talk Hollywood week. “It’s the toughest week of the whole season,” says Jen, and she’s not kidding. More than 200 Idol hopefuls will become a much smaller number of Idol hopefuls by week’s end. Not that the judges relish losing anybody.
American Idol season 14 episode 9 Hollywood week: Jaq Mackenzie. Remember Jaq, from the San Francisco auditions? Here she is once more, performing “Cool Kids” by Echo Smith for Jen, Keith, and Harry. “I’m the next American Idol,” she says, “…because I am.”
American Idol season 14 episode 9 Hollywood week: Garret Miles. Just a dude on a stage with a guitar. Simple…but very, very effective. Watch Garret Miles demonstrate with his rendition of Garth Brooks “To Make Your Feel My Love.”
American Idol season 14 episode 9 Jen. Cookie. Bloopers. You love Idol (and Jen). You love Empire (and Taraji). Mix them together, add a little Ryan, and you’ve got a recipe for our favorite promotional video yet. “Your Hump Day…is about to get RED HOT.”
American Idol season 14 episode 9 The agony and ecstasy of Hollywood week. Idol hopefuls are off the bus…and onto the Orpheum stage, where they’re potentially one step closer to achieving their musical dreams. Deep breath, everyone! Watch crooner Sal Valentinetti the video below!
Be sure to tune into American Idol on Wednesday, February 4th at 8/7c on Fox!