Despite the lowest ratings ever in American Idol history, our favorite competition show is back and better than ever, having blown us away with its premiere on January 15. The combination of amazing contestant talent and chemistry between the judges made it the best episode we’ve seen in awhile... and we’re only getting started!

Tonight promises to be another great night on the show, as the auditions continue in Austin and move on to San Francisco. Will Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and Harry Connick Jr. meet the country’s next big superstar in one of these fair cities? Only time will tell!

It’s in Austin where the judges meet 28-year-old T.K. Hash, a singer who wins the judges over with this flawless impression of Barack Obama. Harry says he loves him already, but will his vocal talent be just as good? While we can’t exactly get behind his choice of Fall Out Boy’s “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark,” it’s clear he’s got skill.

“I loved it,” says Keith. “I absolutely loved it. I love that tone in your voice. I love your confidence. All of it.”

“There was something there that made us all perk up and go, ‘Oh, who is this person?’” adds Jennifer.

Even hard-ass Harry has to agree with J.Lo and Keith. “American Idol is like a checklist. Can you sing? Do you have charisma? You’re so likable.”



What do you think of T.K.’s performance? Will he make it to the Top 31? Read our spoilers here!