American Idol took its act to Louisiana last night, and all four judges actually remained in their seats!
Yes, one day after Nicki Minaj stormed off the set and the show seemed more focused on panelist drama and than contestant talent, all remained mostly calm in Baton Rouge.
As for the hopefuls who made the most impressive impression?
Burnell Taylor is a Katrina survivor who was uprooted by that storm and who inherited his musical ability from his grandfather; while Charlie Askew has a social disorder that has NO affect on his vocal chords.
Watch both auditions here:
Elsewhere, Megan Miller offered up the sight of a pageant queen on crutches belting out "Something’s Got a Hold on Me."
And Dustin Watts covered Garth Brooks in his quest to become the first firefighting American Idol champion. Which of these is your favorite?