Modified March 12, 2023 1:30 PM IST
American Idol is back on ABC for its fourth round of auditions. The episode airs Sunday, March 12 at 10:30 p.m. ET, and fans can stream the show on Hulu.
23-year-old Dany Epp, from Suffern, New York, is hoping to use her talent to break into the season. She has been watching the show with her mother for “forever”. Dany has been singing since she was able to speak and unsuccessfully auditioned for the show in 2020. Now she’s back to earn her own place in the competition.
About American Idol contestant Dany Epp
Dany often posts various covers of songs on her social media pages. She has more than 231,000 followers on TikTok and 5,000 followers on Instagram. She often sings pop ballads and has a rough voice.
Epp will sing Katy Perry’s The One That Got Away in her American Idol audition, with Katy herself sitting on the jury. Speaking about singing to Katy Perry, the singer said:
“They were big footsteps. I sang the song because I love the song, it’s a beautiful song and I really wanted to embody, embrace Katy Perry’s lyrical ability… It was surreal, it was crazy.”
Epp said in an interview with the Daily Voice that she had a voice in her head telling her “finally is your time” after not competing in 2020.
Who are the other auditions for American Idol Season 21 Episode 4?
Several singers from across the US will be seen trying to impress judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie in order to qualify for the Hollywood Week round. Qualifiers receive a gold ticket. One of the singers could also earn a platinum ticket, meaning they can skip the first round of Hollywood Week and choose their own partner for the duet round.
Cornell student Amara Valerio from New York, graphic designer Cay Aliese from Tennessee, grad student at Oklahoma State University, Colt Glover from Oklahoma, songwriter Hannah Nicolaisen from Montgomery, Alabama, metal singer Rach Lux Karma from Connecticut, grad student at Grand Valley State University, Reette Thorns from Madison, Wisconsin, elementary school teacher Savanna Christian Gainey from Florence, South Carolina throwback singer Tripp Taylor from Florence, South Carolina
ABC’s description of the episode reads:
“A quest across New Orleans, Las Vegas and Nashville, Tennessee to find the next singing sensation.” About American Idol Season 21
ABC’s description of the show reads:
“Several contestants from America showcase their singing talents in front of a high-profile panel of judges to win the title and a record label deal.”
American Idol Season 21 will be hosted by Ryan Seacrest and judged by Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan. Contestants will also be mentored by many recurring “idols” for the multiple rounds of the competition:
Hollywood WeekDuet WeekShowcase RoundSemifinalsFinals
Last singer standing wins $250,000 and a record label deal. American Idol is produced by Fremantle, 19 Entertainment, Megan Michaels Wolflick, Jennifer Mullin, Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman. Elijah McCormick, Kaylin Hedges and Tyson Venegas have already received platinum tickets this season and will not appear in the first round of Hollywood Week.
ABC airs new episodes of American Idol every Sunday at 8 p.m. ET. Fans can stream the singing competition on Hulu and the broadcaster’s website after the television premiere.