Lionel Richie has recently proved that he's a firm believer in growing thick skin in order to survive in Hollywood. While he has taught this message to his daughters, he also wants to instill this in the 'American Idol' contestants.
'American Idol' premiered on Sunday February 16th on its recent home ABC. The premiere was well-received with high ratings. Last season's judges, Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, are all returning. They kicked off the first round of auditions in Milwaukee.