American Idol S18 E02: What’s in Store?

American Idol‘ always demands attention from the viewers, as we get to meet an entirely new batch of performers, showcasing their talents, in the hopes of becoming famous. Currently, Season 18 is off to a great start, and we have Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan as judges. Bobby Bones returns as the mentor, while we again get to see the familiar face of Ryan Seacrest, as the host.

In case you are wondering about what goes down in the premiere, we have got you covered. We also have information about when and where to watch the upcoming episode.

American Idol Season 18 Episode 2 Release Date: When Will It Premiere?

‘American Idol’ Season 18 Episode 2 is slated to release on Sunday, February 23, 2020, at 8 PM ET. It is the second part of the auditions and sees aspiring participants from Savannah, Milwaukee, Washington DC, Los Angeles, and Sunriver trying to get the ticket to Hollywood.

Where To Watch American Idol Season 18 Episode 2 Online?

‘American Idol’ is on ABC, so you can watch it with a cable connection. If you don’t have one, just access the ABC site to stream the series. You can also catch it on DirecTV if you happen to be a cord-cutter.

American Idol Season 18 Episode 1 Recap:

The season premiere does show us a host of rejections, and some of it is rather justified. However, there is a moment when Saveria, a Canadian singer, doesn’t make it. Katy fights for her but Luke and Lionel don’t connect emotionally, leading to her dismissal.

Among the singers who are shortlisted, is Doug Kiker, who performs “Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts. He doesn’t have experience performing but happens to have a good voice. Luke helps him out, by playing the piano, helping Doug stay on key. Camryn Leigh Smith performs “Big White Room” by Jessie J. Bringing her experience from singing in church, Camryn’s performance is as effortless as it is wonderful. Strumming her guitar along, she wows the judges, who acknowledge the sea of talent out there.

Francisco Martin delivers a rendition of “Alaska” by Maggie Rogers. The performance is marked by anxiety but Francisco opens up eventually, winning applause from Luke and Katy. However, his own nervousness might be a hindrance moving forward. Nick Merico is back with a rendition of “You Say” by Lauren Daigle. The judges go hard on him, mostly because he comes across as arrogant. It remains to be seen if the potential heartthrob makes it big this season.

Arthur Gunn belts out “Girl From the North Country” by Bob Dylan which prompts Lionel to ask him for a second song, to get an idea of his vocal range. He performs Have You Ever Seen the Rain” by Creedence Clearwater Revival, making an immense impact on the judges, who immediately give him his ticket to the next round. Louis Knight is up next and the singer-songwriter melts hearts with a song called ‘Change’, written by himself, about his friend’s suicide. The judges love him because he has all the good qualities of Nick and none of the arrogance. Luke gushes about him, saying he might even be the best contestant on the show yet.

Meghan Fitton performs “Love Where You’re At” by Allen Stone. She is obsessed with ‘The Bachelor‘ but has a great voice. Katy gives her some notes to smooth out the performance, but she does make it to the next round. Ultimately, we have Just Sam, belting out “You Say” by Lauren Daigle and “Rise Up” by Andra Day. The subway singer from New York has a heart-wrenching tale, and a voice to accompany it. With some pep talk and encouragement from the judges, she works past her pressure. However, she has to even out some creases, to unlock her potential and remain in this competitive show.