Luckily for us, the lovely folks at 5* have given us a sneak peek at the auditions with this exclusive clip - and because we're nice like that, we thought we'd share it with you too!
Watch a clip from the American Idol auditions below:
The video shows James, 15, from Long Island - who knows the audience are looking for a "character" as well as a voice. "Like a superhero?" Mariah Carey asks, while Nicki Minaj is right on his side.
But will Shane's rendition of the Justin Bieber track 'One Less Lonely Girl' win over the panel, or will he have to return to Long Island without a shot at Hollywood Week?
We'll find out when American Idol premieres on Thursday (January 16) at 8pm on 5*! The show begins in the US tonight (January 15) on Fox.