American Idol 2020 Auditions 2 Polls – Vote For Your Favorites

AMERICAN IDOL - "302 (Auditions)" - The "American Idol" bus continues its journey to Savannah, Georgia; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Washington, D.C.; Los Angeles, California, and Sunriver, Oregon, on an all-new episode of "American Idol," SUNDAY, FEB. 23 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (ABC/Christopher Willard) JONNY WEST
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The second audition episode of American Idol season 18 is in the books! What did you think? I think this week’s talent was even better than the premiere. I think we have a show here.

I’ve mentioned this before in comments, but one of the reasons I believe Idol constantly highlights songwriting, and the overall importance of artistry rather than sheer vocal talent, is to differentiate itself from The Voice. That show has a strict no originals policy until the final. And even then, only a select few have been allowed to showcase their songwriting talents. American Idol takes the approach that they are looking for artists rather than merely vocalists. Certainly, it’s a stance that would have been hard to imagine in the series’ early years.

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But I am not complaining. Cyniah Elise, Jovin Webb, Jonny West, Sarah Isen, Julia Gargano and Hannah Prestridge were ALL outstanding this week. And Julia, Jonny and Hannah impressed with their original songs. I am officially excited for American Idol season 18, How about you?

Now, it’s time to pick your favorites in our POLLS. VOTE VOTE VOTE!

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