'American Idol' auditions come to NYC

American Idol Lionel Richie Katy Perry Luke Bryan Ryan Seacrest

With a Good Morning America performance scheduled for Friday of this week - following his Wednesday appearance alongside his fellow American Idol judges, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie - Bryan could be ready to announce this track as his next single off his upcoming sixth studio album, which is slated for a 2017 release. Long-running host Ryan Seacrest also documented it on social media, sharing pictures of his named canvas chair, of him watching footage on a monitor, getting dinner with Lionel backstage, and sitting behind the judges' desk.

'American Idol' stars: Where are they now? "It was one of the most heartbreaking days of my life". "A few nerves outside the room, a few nervous parents outside the room, crew members because everyone wants this: the golden ticket".

Katy Perry was the first judge to join the rebooted "American Idol".

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"It feels like we've been going to school together. for the past 20 years", Lionel said, adding that he's bringing "experience" to the table. "You'd think everyone's been found through YouTube or through record labels or thru this technology age, but we found some incredible people I mean 2 or 3 people yesterday that we can name by their first names that we are already in love with".

"What do we do with all of this knowledge at the other end of the career?" "All we need is one person to show us that you don't have to have anything, you don't have to come from anywhere, you don't have to know anyone, but you have to have that spark, that talent and then you have to work hard". It's kinda insane to see things back so soon and to be talking about tickets to Hollywood, but here we are! "When I got the [invitation for American Idol], I kept thinking, "I could write a book, I could do a documentary, ' or I could stand in front of America and say, 'Lemme tell you about this story" and 'Lemme tell you about that story'".

As Tuesday's auditions wrapped up, host Ryan Seacrest gave us a quick behind the scenes look while one Hopeful was possibly in the audition room performing for the new judges.

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