Zach D’Onofrio, 17, sang “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra on American Idol. D’Onofrio also has a secret weapon, his good luck charm like none other. His decorative lucky socks. He gave a pair to each celebrity judge when he auditioned in front of them. Katy Perry actually danced with hers. Lionel Richey and Luke Bryan both appreciative, according to D’Onofrio.
The judges commented on his speaking voice being completely different than his singing voice. Luke Bryan noted that he has Sinatra down but that he told Zach he needs to lay it back. Katy Perry said that something has already dropped and that his voice will change. Lionel Richie said Zach killed it and that Zach is going on to Hollywood.
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American Idol Social Media Reactions
This guy is GREAT! Love a good Sinatra song! #AmericanIdol
— Adam Xavier Andresen (@AAndresen315) March 12, 2018
— Angie C. (@Music_Is_Me88) March 12, 2018
Harry Potter 😂 #AmericanIdol
— ♥Gods_Gift♥ (@Divine_Angel89) March 12, 2018
The real life Socko from iCarly! #AmericanIdol
HE WAS GOOD WOW HOLY. I want him to give me socks with pigs🐷
— 🌿BrendaBⓋeganhead🐮 (@BprincessBTR) March 12, 2018
— JESSICA (@JessMReynolds16) March 12, 2018
This guy’s voice took me by surprise! Another example to not take someone’s Speaking voice as their singing voice! #AmericanIdol
— Perfectly Imperfect (@my_obsexssions) March 12, 2018
— Miranda Muzik (@MMuzik30) March 12, 2018
American Idol will make its highly anticipated return to television as superstar judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie set out on a journey across the nation to discover a new crop of inspiring talent with a touch of Disney magic, as it premieres its first season at its new home on America’s network, The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand. Emmy® Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest, who represents the heart and soul of the show, returns as host of the beloved series to walk with these Idol hopefuls through this adventure toward stardom.
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