Singer Adam Lambert arrives at the Season 12 finale of "American Idol" in Los Angeles, Calfiornia May 16, 2013.
Singer Adam Lambert arrives at the Season 12 finale of "American Idol" in Los Angeles, Calfiornia May 16, 2013. Reuters/Jonathan Alcorn

"American Idol" 2015 aka AI Season 14 aired its third and fourth episodes on Jan. 14 and Jan. 15 on Fox. Jax, "Hollywood" Anderson, Anton Bushner are among the best Idol hopefuls seen in last week's episodes. Judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr. appear to be having fun with each other through the episodes.

American Idol alum Adam Lambert (Season 8 runner-up) joined Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr in the Jan 15 episode, which featured auditions at Marriott Hotel in Downtown Brooklyn. Billboard has earlier reported that Urban had to be with wife Nicole Kidman as her father passed away.

Adam Lambert As Tough Judge On American Idol 2015 (New York Auditions)

Lambert impressed both Lopez and Connick with his eloquence and taste during the auditions. He has not been generous with Hollywood ticket thumbs-up. Connick noticed how tough it was to please the "Better Than I Know Myself" singer.

When Connick asked the Idol alum to pretend he's auditioning, the younger artist obliged. Viewers also got to see clips of Lambert's audition in American Idol 2009. Lopez and Connick cheered after Lambert delivered his take on Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody."

Despite the side mini-shows, the show's spotlight was on the Americal Idol hopefuls most of the time. Here are some of the best auditions seen in Episodes 3 and 4 of AI Season 14:

American Idol 2015: Jax, 18, Musician (New York City Audition)

Jax covered The Beatles' "I Wanna Hold Your Hand." She wowed Lopez, Connick, and Lambert.

American Idol 2015: 'Hollywood' Anderson, 22, Busker (New York City Audition)

Anderson sang an original called, "My Bestfriend." Lopez and Connick said this audition may have been the best they've seen in four cities at the time.

American Idol 2015: Anton Bushner, 19, Farmhand (Kansas City Audition)

Bushner covered Urban's "Tonight I Wanna Cry" and earned the approval of all three resident judges.


Some of the other promising Idol hopefuls from American Idol 2015 Episodes 3 and 4 are: punk musician Kohlton Pascal (Kansas City), toy designer Adam Ezegelian (New York City), and sales associate Travis Finlay (NY).

The next American Idol Season 14 episode airs on Jan. 21 and 22, this week on Fox. Auditions in Minneapolis and New Orleans are coming up next.

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