“American Idol” Last Audition Video: Manny Torres Is Final Singer To Try Out Ever — WATCH HERE!
The very last audition of “American Idol” as we know it aired on Thursday, and Manny Torres was the final singer to try out. Watch below!
As Gossip Cop has reported, season 15 is the FOX music competition’s “farewell season.” And while the judges and host Ryan Seacrest hinted last week that “farewell” doesn’t necessarily mean “final,” the last audition was very much treated as such. Lopez exclaimed, “Alright guys, this is it! Last audition!” She went on to note, “I feel sad, but I’m also wondering who’s gonna walk through that door.”
Well, in walked Torres, who admittedly was obsessed with the superstar and determined to win her over with some hip action. The aspiring star gave an energetic performance of Maroon 5’s “This Love” (ironically, a song by Adam Levine, a coach on “Idol” competitor “The Voice”) and accompanied himself on the guitar. He grooved along as if he was doing a mini-concert and the judges ate it all up.
Lopez gushed afterward, “Digging you! It just sounds great. And your whole kind of performance energy is just so present and joyous.” Harry Connick, Jr. told Torres, “You’re one of those guys where I don’t want to hear another song, and that’s a high compliment. You don’t need it.” And Keith Urban appreciated how the contestant was able to stay “focused” through such a performance.
Needless to say, Torres received three “yesses” from the judges, and a golden ticket to Hollywood… the very last one handed out. Check out the video below! Next week, the “farewell season” will continue with the final “Hollywood Week,” with 190 contestants competing to be the next and last “American Idol!”