David Francisco, 25, Nashville, Tennessee: He moved to Music City to pursue his dreams, but was hit by a auto and paralyzed from the waist down. It was so good, it brought Katy Perry to the floor, literally. During his pre-performance interview, the Oklahoma native admitted he had never kissed a girl because he'd never been in a relationship. The show's judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan were shown critiquing each aspiring singer and determining whether he or she should receive a golden ticket to Hollywood, CA. He gave the performance his all, but the judges decided not to send him on to Hollywood for the next round of competition. Katy even raves that she's certain Mara will make it to the Top 10, and the bar is raised high to start off the night! He is going to Hollywood.
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Brandon Diaz performed in honor of his father next, a singer immigrated to America from Cuba. He touched the hearts of all three judges and won the Golden Ticket. "What do you do with the stinky feet?" asked Luke.
Katy credits her short haircut with inspiring her to take more makeup risks. She came in to the audition room with her sister Layla (who was just barely old enough to audition herself) and the two both charmed the judges. And Lionel hugged her.
The singer laughed it off and Lionel joked: "There are some things you have to do for the business!" It was a no.
During last night's episode, one American Idol hopeful helped to produce an unforgettable moment.