We’ve reached the second week of American Idol and if last week's premiere was any indication, we're in for a phenomenal season! The show is already proving to be different from seasons past, as we’ve said goodbye to the judges’ squabbles and hello to Harry Connick, Jr! (Seriously, can that guy can’t get any more adorable? We don’t thinks so.)

Of course, the one thing that hasn’t changed are the numerous rounds of auditions. January 23’s episode finds the judges headed to Atlanta in hopes of tracking down the country’s next big thing.

It’s here where Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, and Harry meet Kristen O’Connor. Kirsten’s Idol audition was mashed up against fellow contestant Emily Piriz’s, making us thinking only one lady would come out with a Golden Ticket.

Thankfully, each was so stellar the judges didn’t play favorites and sent both on to Hollywood! We’re already looking forward to the kind of one-on-one diva action we can expect when things get down to the wire.

What do you think of Kristen’s performance? How about Emily’s? Did you have a favorite? Think both will make it to the Top 31? Read our spoilers here!


Elisabeth Kramer is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident Downton Abbey expert. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!