‘American Idol’ week 3 recap: ‘The new standard,’ ‘top 10 material’ introduced

‘American Idol’ week 3 recap: ‘The new standard,’ ‘top 10 material’ introduced
The latest season of"American Idol" kicked off Sunday on Ch. 9. (Craig Sjodin/ABC)

‘American Idol’ is rolling along as week three continues to find more talented singers pursuing their dreams.

Here are the top moments from Sunday’s episode.

Family matters

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Singer DeWayne Crocker Jr. wowed the judges during his audition, singing a rendition of “Don’t Worry Be Happy.” However, it was his 78-year-old great-grandmother who stole the show.

See the full video below:

‘Country Post Malone’

After Dillon James performed a cover of “Make You Feel My Love” by Bob Dylan, judge Katy Perry called him the “country Post Malone.” But did her fellow judges Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie agree? See his audition below:

Lakeland teen is ‘Top 10 material’

After Kimmy Gabriela sang in both English and Spanish, the senior at George Jenkins High School wowed Bryan, and was called “top 10 material” by Perry. See her audition below:

Off the street

Courtney Timmons literally walked off the street to audition for “American Idol.” She brought host Ryan Seacrest to tears with her audition of “Rise Up” by Andra Day, but what did the judges think? See her audition below.

‘The new standard’

See why Perry and Bryan called Shannon Gibbons “the new standard” after she overcame depression and sang “I’d Rather Go Blind” by Etta James.

Catch “American Idol” Sundays at 8 p.m. on Ch. 9