The aspiring singer was belting out a version of Selena's Techno Cumbia when Katy and fellow judges Lionel and Luke Bryan made a decision to help her out. After he sang Stevie Wonder's "Isn't She Lovely", Lionel hugged him, Katy cried and all three judges told him he was going to Hollywood. Without question, it was a unanimous yes. That's why I found myself loving this audition. Katy declared he could be "top 10", and called him "the best male singer we've seen so far". "My parents, they were David Cook fans, and they were celebrating and then I was just so upset so I just ran out of the room", Sohmer said.
"You're in", Katy said without any further thought.
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And last night, Perry took her talents to the dance floor.
The pair both started dancing with her, but Katy stole the show when she took a tumble.
Katy gushed about how Rissa gave her "full body chills for the first time" that day. And Lionel hugged her. He had the judges singing along with him, but there was no ticket for him.
From Venezuela is Michelle Sussett, a 22-year-old waitress from Miami, Florida.
And indeed Katy likes to experiment with different looks depending on what she's doing.
Trevor Holmes, 27, Thousand Oaks, California: A construction worker who's had a crush on Katy for years, he bowled the judges over as soon as he walked in: Luke immediately dubbed him a "dreamboat", while Katy said "You're so hot. are you engaged?"
Gabbii Jones, a 24-year-old caretaker from St. Louis, MO, then sang "Dangerous Woman" for the judges. Katy acknowledged Ariana Grande songs are very hard to sing because she's one of the best vocalists in the industry right now and she appreciated the grit and rock Gabbii brought to the song. They like his voice and send him through.