American Idol: Steven Tyler Hits on Contestant, 15, in Front of Her Dad!

Entertainment Jan. 19, 2012 AT 9:22AM
American Idol: Steven Tyler Hits on Contestant, 15, in Front of Her Dad! Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty; Michael Becker/FOX

Wonder what Erin Brady would say about that?

Aerosmith's Steven Tyler returned to the American Idol judges' table Wednesday along with Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson, and true to form, the 63-year-old rocker doled out his fair share of sexy compliments.

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He may be a man spoken for -- having proposed to longterm girlfriend Brady in December -- but Tyler had no problem showing his appreciation for 15-year-old contestant Shannon Magrane, who auditioned in Savannah, Ga.

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Singing Etta James' "Something's Got a Hold on Me," Magrane wowed the judges, especially after bringing her family into the audition room. "This looks like my family -- all girls and the dad," joked Lopez. "One guy!"

That one guy was former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Joe Magrane, who made time for small talk with Jackson and Tyler while supporting his daughter.

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"How's Beantown?" he asked Tyler, who didn't miss a beat with his quick-witted reply.

"Great, beautiful. Hot, humid and happening...yeah, just like your daughter!" Tyler said, leading the room to fall silent.

Once she sang, Tyler was even more impressed, and joined Lopez and Jackson to unanimously send her through to the next round.

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The Tampa, Fla., teen wasn't the only one to wow on Wednesday's premiere.

Lauren Mink, 25, from Winchester, Ky., earned a Golden Ticket for her rendition of "Country Strong" from Gwyneth Paltrow's 2011 drama, while brother and sister duo Colton and Schyler Dixon -- who auditioned last year in Nashville -- returned with Hollywood Week-worthy performances.

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But it was the night's final auditioned Phillip Phillips who really blew the judges away. Putting his own unique spin on Michael Jackson's "Thriller," complete with a rockin' guitar accompaniment, Phillips easily earned Lopez's stamp of approval.

"You have electricity going through your body. It's super special," gushed Lopez. "[You have] something that makes people stop and stare. It's a yes from me."

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