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Katy Perry Breaks Down in Tears After Willie Spence Performs on ‘American Idol’

Samantha Agate

Samantha Agate

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Katy Perry is feeling all of the emotions during tonight’s American Idol finale. After watching the video package of Willie Spence returning home for his big celebration, Perry broke down in tears.


Katy Perry Cries on ‘American Idol’ After Watching Willie Spence Perform

Willie has received a ton of support from the people in his hometown in Douglas, Georgia. Throughout his journey on American Idol, he has made it clear how much his family and supporters mean to him. Willie and his mother had a tearful reunion in his hometown. He put on a special performance for his supporters before returning to California for the live American Idol finale.

Willie sang “A Change is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke during the first hour of tonight’s final episode. As always, he put his heart and soul into the performance and had everyone more than impressed with his powerful vocals.

Once the song was over, viewers got to hear from Willie’s mother who was out in the audience. She is so proud of her son and so is the entire world. Perry was feeling the motherly love and also started crying as she was giving her critique. She took a second to collect herself and dab her tears with a tissue.


“Seeing you with your mother just melted my heart,” Perry said.

Willie was feeling all of the emotions from the night building up too, shedding tears of his own. He will definitely be moving on to the next two hours of the competition. One member of the Top 3 will be eliminated before any more of the celebrity performances and duets tonight.

Chayce Beckham and Grace Kinstler also received rave reviews from the judges for their performances. America is going to have a tough time deciding on a winner tonight. But Willie’s ability to put so much of his heart into his performances has earned him a huge fan in Perry.


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Samantha Agate

Samantha Agate is the Talent Guru here at Talent Recap. Her work has been featured at The Blast. Samantha graduated from Hunter College in 2019 with a degree in Media Studies and a Concentration in Journalism. When she isn't binge-watching reality television shows or binge-eating fried food, she loves hanging out with her friends and family and petting puppies.

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