Katy Perry Reacts to ‘American Idol’ Hopeful Singing John Mayer

John Mayer and Katy Perry
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Some friendly advice. Katy PerryHe had a hilarious reaction to an American IdolThe contestant sang a track written by her ex boyfriend John Mayer — and she offered him a tip he could use in the future.

“I feel like maybe you should Wikipedia me,” the “Roar” singer, 37, quipped during the Monday, April 25, episode of the Fox series after Noah Thompson sang “Heartbreak Warfare” by Mayer, 44. “I picked John Denver!”

Perry’s fellow judge Luke BryanThompson, 20, admitted that he was the one who chose the song. “It’s a great song,” the California native told the singer. “You did great, but I can’t talk anymore.”

The Grammy nominee then hidden under the desk while Bryan (45) and Bryan were. Lionel RichieShe tried to comfort the woman. “Who’s going to pay for my extra hour of therapy?” she joked.

The “Never Really Over” songstress and the Connecticut native dated off and on from 2012 to 2014. In August 2013, they released a duet titled “Who You Love,” which appeared on Mayer’s album Paradise Valley.

Three years later, the Dead & Company musician admitted that he wrote “Still Feel Like Your Man” about his ex-girlfriend. “Who else would I be thinking about?” he told The New York TimesMarch 2017. “And by the way, it’s a testament to the fact that I have not dated a lot of people in the last five, six years. That was my one and only relationship. So it’s like, give me this, people.”

The song included lines like, “I still keep your shampoo in my shower / In case you wanna wash your hair.”

The Grammy winner revealed that he still remembers the track he recorded while he was dating Perry earlier this year. “That’s a fun song,” he said during a February interview on Backstage with Andy Cohen. “I think it ages pretty well. I think it’s a very sweet song. I think that song is great and I think Katy sounds great on it.”

Perry moved on with her life after splitting from Mayer. Orlando BloomShe started dating in 2016 with, They briefly split up in 2017, but later reconciled and got married in February 2019. The pop star and the TroyActor, 45, welcomed daughter Daisy (now 20 months old) in August 2020. Bloom shares Flynn, 11-year-old son, with ex-wife Miranda Kerr.

Since his split with Perry, Mayer has not been publicly associated to anyone. “I sleep next to a row of pillows,” the guitarist told the audience at a March concert in Las Vegas. “Sometimes I put my laptop on top of the row of pillows. Sometimes, I even sneak my phone in there. Sometimes my remote is lost there. But what I mean is, that stack of pillows doesn’t resent or hate me or bring me down.”

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