After a rambunctious introduction to the judges, Michael Gerow brings the attention in the American Idol audition room back to the music and the talent, performing his original song “Nice Boy” for Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan. Lionel compliments Michael on the “vulnerability” of his voice, while Katy tells Michael that he’s an exceptional singer, has swag, and even tells him that he’s top 10 material (and that’s NOT just because she was able to get 7 hours of sleep the night before)! Will Michael take Katy’s advice going into Hollywood Week and not allow his “swag” to get in the way? See more of American Idol 2021 on our official site: www.americanidol.com Like American Idol on Facebook: www.facebook.com/AmericanIdol Follow American Idol on Twitter: twitter.com/americanidol Follow American Idol on Instagram: www.instagram.com/americanidol/ AMERICAN IDOL, the iconic series that revolutionized the television landscape by pioneering the music competition genre, returns on ABC. American Idol 2021 Helping to determine who America will ultimately vote for to become the next singing sensation are music industry forces and superstar judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. Emmy® Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest continues as host of the beloved series, while multimedia personality Bobby Bones serves as the in-house mentor.