Katy Perry booed on ‘American Idol’ for criticizing contestant


So much for Lighting the light and making it shine.

Katy Perry was blasted for trying to dim a contestant’s shine on “American Idol” Monday night.

The 38-year-old “Firework” singer advised “Idol” hopeful Nutsa, 26, to swap her sparkly silver dress, matching boots and pop diva dance moves for another stripped-back show after the contestants. performed A high-energy cover of “Paris (Oh La La)” by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.

“Nutsa, every time you go on stage it’s like you make a glitter bomb on stage,” Perry began her critique.

“Listen, the one thing I want to see from you is not a piece of glitter next time. I know it will be difficult.”

“Liner, maybe. just [glitter] Eyeliner,” Nutsa compromised with feedback.

The crowd at Aulani, a Disney resort and spa in Kapolei, Hawaii, disagreed with Perry and a sea of ​​boos erupted.

Fellow judges Luke Bryan, 46, and Lionel Richie, 73, rose to their feet, shocked by the reaction.

“Yes! Katy got a shock!” Brian said.

“Well, for the first time in six seasons. Wow!” Perry clapped.

Nutsa, 26, graced the stage in Monday’s episode in a glittering dress.
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Katy Perry Gets Riddled After 'American Idol' Viewers Tell A Contestant To Drop The Glitter
Perry, however, suggested that viewers might want to see a toned-down version of Optimism.
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Perry added: “What I’m saying is I want you to flip the script. I think we also want to be drawn by our hearts. I would love to see it and maybe America too.

The Post has reached out to representatives for “Idol” and Perry for comment.

Katy Perry Gets Riddled After 'American Idol' Viewers Tell A Contestant To Drop The Glitter
Perry said Nutsa is like a “glitter bomb” when she performs.
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Fans had previously criticized Perry for making contestants, including Nutsa, go through “psychological warfare” and making them believe they had not made it into the top 26 of the show. Many of the contestants became emotional about their journey coming to an end until Perry revealed that they were. Advance to the next round.

Perry was also accused of mother-shaming 25-year-old contestant Sara Beth Liebe during her audition. She then tries to redeem herself by pleading with Liebe not to leave the competition to return to her family, but ultimately fails.

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