And now for our first genuinely scary audition of the season: It's 17-year-old Michael, who I'd best describe as that creepy kid in fifth grade who plays with a candy bar's nougat for a little too long.
You know who I'm talking about.
Michael, with his matted down black hair, mumbles through Carrie Underwood's "Starts With Goodbye" in something that sounds like alien speak. Simon calls it Bulgarian.
He gets a no, then begs to do another song. By Kara DioGuardi.
Obviously, he fails again, and gets a unanimous no. After leaving the audition room, he somehow ends up on the ground. Will he survive? We'll find out -- AFTER the break.
Because yeah, I'm sure some story about a kid DYING during the AI auditions would have totally stayed under the news radar.