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 San Francisco where the judges meet Briana Oakley, a 17-year-old who last auditioned for Idol in Season 12. She’s still got the awesome hair that won Keith over at first, and luckily, her rendition of “Stay” proves her voice has only gotten better.

“Beautiful!” says her old pal, Keith. “I could keep you singing all day, but it would just be for my own enjoyment,”

“I hear Jordin Sparks a little bit,” says Jennifer. “So young and so powerful. Really great.”

As if we even need to tell you, Briana earns herself three yeses and golden ticket to Hollywood!



What do you think of Briana’s performance? Will she make it to the Top 31? Read our spoilers here!