Host Ryan Seacrest
Host Ryan Seacrest speaks on stage during the American Idol XIII 2014 Finale in Los Angeles, California May 21, 2014. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

"American Idol XIV" 2015 just premiered its Season 14 on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. /7:00 p.m. Central on the Fox TV Network. It is a two-night premiere and the second part will air on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. The first part featured "AI" hopefuls from Nashville, Tennessee including 15-year-old Amber Kelechi Walker and Emily Brooke as well as 20-year-old Michael Simeon who even got to dance with "American Idol" Season 14 judge Jennifer Lopez. Read on for the "American Idol XIV" 2015 recap featuring the Nashville, Tennessee auditions.

The "American Idol XIV" auditions in Nashville, Tennessee were held on July 30, 2014 at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium. If the "AI" hopefuls are successful, they get to be called back from Aug. 3-4, 2014 at the Music City Center.

Below are some of the "AI" hopefuls who tried their luck in Nashville:

1. Amber Kelechi Walker (15 years old) - Audition Song: "Heartbreak Hotel" by Elvis Presley, Golden Ticket: Yes

2. Kyle Blaine Corman - produce packer from Staten Island, New York, Golden Ticket: No

3. Kory Wheeler (26 years old) - Audition Song: "I Can't Make You Love Me," Golden Ticket: Yes

4. Michael Simeon (20 years old) - Audition Song: "Stay With Me," Golden Ticket: Yes

5. Emily Brooke (15 years old) - Audition Song: "Blown Away" by Carrie Underwood, Golden Ticket: Yes

6. Riley Bria (17 years old) - Audition Song: "Georgia Woods" by Keith Urban, Golden Ticket: Yes

7. Priscilla Barker (19 years old) - Audition Song: "Delta Dawn" by Tanya Tucker/Helen Reddy, Golden Ticket: Yes

8. Cameron Bedell (25 years old) - Audition Song: "You are the Best Thing" by Ray Lamontagne, Golden Ticket: Yes

Aside from the performers mentioned above, the "American Idol XIV" Top 24 contestants were shown on a preview video to whet the fans' appetites on what to expect this season. The "AI" Season 14 Top 24 weren't completely shown though, just their silhouettes. The Top 24 gave the audience a sampling of their talent by singing "Feeling Good" by Nina Simone.

"American Idol XIIV" 2015 still featured "The Chamber," which was first introduced in "AI" Season 13. This is like a prep room/holding room wherein they have to literally wait for the green light to go ahead and meet the "American Idol" judges Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick, Jr.

According to The Boston Globe, "AI" Season 14 will discontinue its live results show after the Top 10 rounds. Instead, it will only have a two-hour broadcast every Wednesday nights and the previous week's results will be unveiled at the start of the show.

This is the "American Idol XIV" 2015 recap of the premiere episode featuring the auditions in Nashville, Tennessee. Keep reading International Business Times for more updates about "American Idol" as well as other news about entertainment, viral videos, companies, health, economics, science, technology, business, sports, finance and trending topics.

Watch The Audition Highlights: Nashville - "AMERICAN IDOL" SEASON XIV: WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY 8/7c on FOX!

CREDIT: YouTube/American Idol
CREDIT: YouTube/American Idol
CREDIT: YouTube/American Idol


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