Katy Perry Shares What Makes This Season Of ‘American Idol’ Different

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American Idol judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan appeared on Live with Kelly and Ryan on Monday to talk about the new season. During the interview, Katy touched on what makes this season so different from the rest.

Katy also talked about returning to work as a new mom, and how it felt to perform for President Joe Biden’s inauguration last month. Read on to find out what the pop star had to say.

Katy Perry On The New Season Of ‘American Idol’

American Idol host Ryan Seacrest said that the talent “really is great this year.” He asked Katy to share her thoughts on “what stands out” about this year’s auditions. Katy mentioned the “weird, wild, crazy moment” we’re all living in during COVID.

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“A lot of our dreams have been put on hold,” she said. “I think a lot of the contestants said to themselves when they clicked a Zoom link to audition this year, ‘I have nothing to lose. Nothing is promised, we don’t know what’s gonna happen tomorrow, so I’m just gonna go and swing for my dreams.'”

Katy said that because of this, “the flood gates were open concerning talent,” adding that “no one was busy,” so they had more of an opportunity to chase their dreams. She said the talent “just keeps getting better and better,” sharing that their contestants have “the whole package.”

Katy Talks About Singing At Biden’s Inauguration

Katy Perry said she started filming American Idol five weeks after giving birth to her daughter Daisy. She said she thought to herself, “Holy crap! This is what women do? Oh my God!”

Katy also spoke to Kelly and Ryan about performing on the night of President Joe Biden’s inauguration last month. She called it an “intense moment,” and talked about her experience with relatives who hold different political views.

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“I think it was an accumulation of four years of sitting at the dinner table with my family who have voted on both sides, and agreeing to disagree together,” she said. “And just standing there and singing for hope, for a little bit of unity for the next four years.”

She said her performance was about “finding love within the differences that we all have.” Kelly Ripa said it was nice that she was able to sit down with her family members who disagree with her, calling it “a testament to you all.” Katy didn’t miss a beat, adding, “And alcohol.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jill O'Rourke
Jill O'Rourke

Jill O’Rourke is a contributor at Talent Recap, writing news stories and recaps for shows like ‘AGT,’ ‘The Voice,’ and ‘American Idol.’ She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English and Film Studies, and has been writing about pop culture since 2012, with previous bylines at Crushable and A Plus. Jill spends her free time binge-watching sitcoms and daydreaming about life as a hobbit

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