Exploring Katy Perry’s Memorable Moments on American Idol: From Challenging Contestants to Wardrobe Mishaps

By admin Sep17,2023

KATY Perry first joined the American Idol family in 2010, as a guest judge during season nine, but became a full-timer in 2018.

Now, in season 21, the 38-year-old has no plans of stepping down anytime soon.

Katy Perry has had some wild moments on American Idol 

Katy Perry has had some wild moments on American Idol
At times she has been the butt of the joke 

At times she has been the butt of the joke

“It’s super empowering, super uplifting,” she told Gwyneth Paltrow on an episode of her goop podcast. “It’s got so much heart and depth to it.”

Katy also relishes the freedom being a judge on American Idol brings.

She shares her responsibilities with fellow musicians Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie.

“No one hands us any script and we get to literally have final say over pretty much everything until America actually votes,” she stated.

But it hasn’t always been a smooth experience for the multi-time Grammy nominee.

Katy has had some wild moments during her time on the show, and some viewers say it’s all too much.

AWKWARD EXTENSION

Katy's hair extension fell out 

Katy’s hair extension fell out

Just last month, Katy had a hair-raising experience, and angry fans accused her of trying to take over the show.

It started when she was rocking out to 26-year-old Madison Neisius of Dallas, and suddenly the Firework singer’s hair extension fell out.

“I rocked and rolled too hard,” Katy declared.

The ensuing laughter cut Madison off, as the American Idol judges decided to have some fun with the hair.

Fellow judge Luke Bryan put the extra hair on, instantly giving himself a mullet even Billy Ray Cyrus would envy.

The pop star confessed she rocked too hard 

The pop star confessed she rocked too hard

Katy then called for a request.

“Can we just let him borrow your guitar for one second?” She asked the startled contestant. “I need to him to sing Achy Breaky Heart.”

Online, fans were the ones feeling broken hearted.

“Katy Perry annoys me,” one person said.

Another added: “Always trying to take over. It’s not about you Katy! Good lord, enough!”

A third noted: “That had to be a little embarrassing.”

As a fourth declared: “And this is why I won’t watch (while) Katy Perry is still on.”

MUSICAL CHAIRS

Katy fell out of her chair while dressed as The Little Mermaid 

Katy fell out of her chair while dressed as The Little Mermaid

Last year, Katy shocked fans after falling out of her chair on live TV after a malfunction with her costume.

It came during Disney night on the show, as she dressed as Ariel from The Little Mermaid – complete with giant tail.

Due to the nature of the costume, it was hard to walk and Katy nearly tripped getting into her chair.

Just as Ryan Seacrest was talking and announcing the show, everyone watching heard a big thud.

Katy couldn't walk in the confining costume 

Katy couldn’t walk in the confining costume

The camera panned to Katy down on the ground, her tail in the air.

The contestants, judges, and crowd all broke out into laughter, and then so did Katy as she took a sip from her drink.

The audience broke out into a “Katy! Katy!” chant, to which the 37-year-old waved.

Ryan tried to continue the show when Luke said, “The hell with mermaids.”

Lionel laughed and shouted, “I love it! I love it!”

GOTTA SPLIT

Katy suffered a wardrobe malfunction 

Katy suffered a wardrobe malfunction

Earlier that season, Katy’s live performance of Teenage Dream quickly turned into a nightmare.

The singer ripped into a surprise rendition of her 2009 hit during an episode.

But that was not the only thing that ripped, as her skintight red leather pants did just that.

The hitmaker paired the lyrically appropriate pants – the No. 1 single mentions “skintight jeans” – with a tight curve-flaunting cow-print top as she sang.

“They busted,” Luke yelled, while the contestants started to laugh and pointed and a show logo covered up the evidence.

“The concert is officially over!” added Lionel.

Katy then begged for assistance, cutting the song short and asking “can I get some tape – some gaffer tape?”

In classic carefree Katy fashion, the star then remained bent over the judge’s table as crew as well as Luke began taping up her red pants with yellow tape.

Katy then continued on with the show as a large yellow T of tape could be seen across her rear end.

PRANKS A LOT

Fans labeled Katy Perry as 'mean' for faking out contestants 

Fans labeled Katy Perry as ‘mean’ for faking out contestants

Katy has also been known as a bit of a prankster on the show.

One of her favorite gags is tricking the competing singers into believing they would not be moving on, before confirming their spot in the next round.

However, the TV personality decided to make a game out of the fake outs, as she encouraged viewers to “drink” every time the judges tricked a competitor.

Viewers spoke out about Katy's 'drinking game,' which they felt was taking advantage of contestants' emotions 

Viewers spoke out about Katy’s ‘drinking game,’ which they felt was taking advantage of contestants’ emotions

“Take a shot every time we fake out a contestant,” Katy wrote on Twitter, as she kept the situation light.

But many fans were not pleased by the game, which they felt to be taking advantage of the contestant’s emotions.

“I wonder if they know they don’t have to do a fake out on every single contestant?” one disgruntled fan expressed on Twitter.

Another complained: “It’s also so d**n TIRED,”while another asked, “Why are ya’ll so mean.”

NOT FUNNY

Katy was recently accused of bullying singer Sara Beth Lee 

Katy was recently accused of bullying singer Sara Beth Lee

Not every wild moment ended in laughter.

On last week’s episode. fans accused Katy of being a bully toward contestant Sara Beth Liebe.

Katy seemed unmoved by the singer’s emotional backstory, first turning her back when learning the performer is a mom of three.

Sara Beth was pushed to her limits by the hitmaker and sang renditions on the spot.

After her first performance of Amy Winehouse’s You Know I’m No Good didn’t impress Katy, Sara Beth tried Bennie and the Jets by Elton John.

During her second performance, Katy continued to make remarks as she said: “More of that!”

“Hold it out!” Katy said as Sara Beth continued to perform.

“I feel like a comic book strip character just came to life,” Katy said after Sara Beth was done.

She added: “Look, if it’s not your dream you’re not gonna go far. I also respect everyone who walks through that door who will lay down their life for this golden ticket…”

Fans did not approve of the way the contestant was treated 

Fans did not approve of the way the contestant was treated

Viewers jumped online as they became upset at how the American Idol judge had a perceived problem with the contestant.

One angry person said: “Some of the things Katy Perry says to female contestants are shady.”

Another added: “Not Katy Perry being so shady during the first audition.”

A third mentioned: “Katy Perry has some major attitude tonight. Sheesh.”

One person wrote: “Katy Perry being a mean girl to Sara Beth.

But Sarah Beth had the last laugh.

Despite her remarks, Katy and Luke gave her the two “yes” votes she needed to go to Hollywood.

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