Two of a sort? Katy Perry was tasked with telling American Idol hopefuls in the event that they made the season 21 Prime 24 on the Monday, April 10, episode— and her supply has gone viral for its comparability to Tyra Banks’ America’s Subsequent Prime Mannequin elimination speeches.
“And we didn’t put you within the high 24, you place your self in that high 24,” the “Firework” songstress, 38, advised one of many contestants in Monday’s episode of the ABC competitors after taking a pause. “He didn’t put you in there, you probably did! However as complicated because it appears, you’re going to the highest 24!”
Perry — who serves as an American Idol choose alongside Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan — later gave one other Prime 24 hopeful the excellent news after an equally long-winded clarification. “The difficult factor about love is once you love one thing you need to let it go,” the “Sizzling N Chilly” singer mentioned on the time. “Now we have to allow you to go … into the highest 24.”
Trustworthy American Idol viewers rapidly famous through social media that the way in which that Perry revealed the completely happy information reminded them of Banks, 49, throughout her tenure because the host of ANTM. On the CW sequence, the previous Dancing With the Stars host would reveal which contestant could be going dwelling by turning over pictures in her hand, corresponding with the remaining fashions nonetheless within the operating for the Prime Mannequin crown.
“She went to the Tyra Banks college of psychological warfare,” a TikTok consumer wrote on Tuesday, April 11.
One other added: “That is some Tyra Banks-level kind of evil 😭.”
Whereas Idol viewers accused Perry of “traumatizing” contestants, the pop star has not addressed the comparability or criticism.
The “Roar” artist’s American Idol tenure has made headlines all through the years. Through the April 9 episode, Perry cautioned contestant Nutsa Buzaladze to have “extra grace” following duet drama with costar Carina DeAngelo.
“That’s nice. That’s so fantastic. And Nutsa, what I meant by grace is that it’s OK to be decided and bold and edgy and powerful but additionally with grace,” the “Darkish Horse” singer advised Buzaladze, 25, throughout the episode, after the contestant apologized for lacking rehearsal with DeAngelo, additionally 25. “I actually relate to you as a result of I do know what’s prefer to be a robust girl … to need to be robust and to by no means break and really feel like nothing can ever get to me however that’s not actual. You’re an actual individual with an enormous coronary heart and an enormous expertise.”
Weeks earlier, Perry additionally seemingly shaded Sara Beth Liebe for being a mom of three by the age of 25. The pop star appeared shocked when Liebe revealed she had young children at dwelling. The contestant later known as out Perry’s quip as mom-shaming.
“I don’t actually have an excessive amount of to say on my emotions about it as a result of I really feel prefer it’s in all probability fairly self-explanatory,” Liebe recalled in a TikTok a number of days later concerning the unkind comment. “I imply, it was embarrassing to have that on TV and it was hurtful and, you already know, that’s that. I believe girls supporting and uplifting different girls is so cool, and I believe that mom-shaming is tremendous lame, and I believe that it’s onerous sufficient to be a mother and it’s onerous sufficient to be a lady.”
The Grammy winner, who shares 2-year-old daughter Daisy with fiancé Orlando Bloom, has not additional addressed her American Idol look drama.
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American Idol airs on ABC Mondays at 8 p.m. ET.