The epic premiere of American Idol 2013 is over and done with, and there was definitely a lot to take in while surveying the talent in Chicago.
Judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban, and Randy Jackson made themselves at home in the Windy City for an epic few days of auditions.
The judges gave out quite a few golden tickets to some lucky contestants, but who was your favorite singer to watch?
Was it curly-haired rocker Gabe Brown, who sang The Rolling Stones’s “Gimme Shelter”? Or Mariah Pulice’s emotional version of The Beatles’s “Let It Be”? Or fire dancer Kez Ban’s unique and soulful original song? Or did Lazaro Arbos’s inspiring story and gorgeous cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” win you over?
Vote in our poll below and let us know!