Less is often more on American Idol.
So with the singing competition only airing a one-hour episode on Thursday, viewers didn't need to deal with any terrible auditions, any extended montages, any wastes of time at all.
It was pretty much strong audition after strong audition, continuing the Season 13 practice of actually showcasing talent. Crazy, right?!?
Which contestants made the best first impressions? Let's rundown the top five...