An Instagram Live event kicked off at midnight to play 24 hours of the legend's music.
Lionel Richie said advancing the Nepal-born singer to the top 20 was "the easiest decision" after he sang a Bob Marley classic.
He couldn't identify a few of the judges -- and his problems didn't end there.
The only singing he'd done was on the back of his sanitation truck. Now he's going to Hollywood.
One of the favorites showed why he's a "phenomenon" during the Top 5 competition.
Contestant Dimitrius Graham reduced the judge to a sobbing puddle with "Wind Beneath My Wings."
"Nick, you know you're like a handsome gentleman, correct?" Katy Perry asked.
"Do you know how good you are?" Katy Perry asked Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon.
Lionel Richie called Alejandro Aranda's audition "the greatest" and Luke Bryan said, "I don't even want to see anybody else."
"You're up there with the Kelly Clarksons of the world," judge Luke Bryan said on the season premiere of the singing competition.