Nerves Wreck Performances on American Idol

The first night of American Idol’s “Hollywood Week” was intense. All the 2015 hopefuls were gathered together, and for the first time, judges Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. selected certain individuals to perform in front of the entire group. No one knew if those called to the stage were to be cut — and some cracked under the pressure.

Watch this soulful hopeful completely blank on the lyrics.

A re-interpretation gone wrong

From soaring to screeching

Things got so tense, Urban had to address the issue.

Luckily, those 38 performers were pre-selected to move on to the next round.

The remaining contestants competed in groups of 10, and half ended their dreams on the first night. The second night of “Hollywood Week” airs Thursday (Feb. 5) on Fox at 8/7c.

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