american idol production stopped when Katy Perry fell out of her chair on Sunday night (May 1) during Disney Week on Idol.
Perry pulled out all the stops for Disney Week, sporting an Ariel costume from The Little Mermaid. Her look was complete with a red wig, purple bra, and green tail. The pop superstar even accessorized a “dinglehopper” (aka fork) to complete the costume.
Due to her mermaid tail, Perry was unable to walk on her own and had to enlist the help of fellow Idol judges Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie, who chivalrously carried her to her seat on the jury. .
As host Ryan Seacrest introduced the show, a sudden thud and gasps were heard as Perry turned out of his white wheelchair in front of the jury. Luke Bryan laughed at Perry when he saw her lying on the ground.
Bryan, Richie, the Idol producers and Seacrest then rushed to help Perry get off the ground.
“She’s fine, she’s fine,” Seacrest shouted.
“Hell with the mermaids,” Bryan shouted after helping her, before Richie chimed in, “live TV, I love that!”
The comedic moment had the entire live audience cracking up before they chanted her name as she successfully returned to her seat.
This isn’t the first incident Perry has suffered during American Idol’s 20th season.
Earlier this year, during the first round of Hollywood Week, Perry suffered a wardrobe malfunction.
Midway through the show, Perry split his pants during an impromptu performance of his chart-topping hit, “Teenage Dream.” The incident happened when Perry, Richie and Bryan, along with Idol hopefuls, were singing the hit song.
During the random chant, Perry was singing the lyrics, “let you put your hands on me in my skintight jeans”, when she leaned over and ripped the back of her skintight red leather pants.
“They burst!” Bryan then shouted, referring to Perry’s pants, which split.
“It was a first ladies and gentlemen, the concert is officially over,” Richie joked, as Bryan pointed to Perry with a laugh. “”I’m very sorry, all videos will be collected.”
“Can I get some tape? Gaffer tape? asked Perry, as she left the stage to try to get some duct tape to mend the tear in her leather pants.
The producers of Bryan and Idol then helped Perry fix the wardrobe malfunction with yellow duct tape.
not Katy Perry ripping her pants off singing teenage dream 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/z9GeZ2tdk5
— Bradley 🍄 (@bradleyberdecia) March 28, 2022
In 2018, Perry encountered another incident during Idol, when the hitmaker faced a similar situation alongside Richie and Bryan. The “Daisies” singer laughed so hard her silver bodysuit tore at the seams. Luckily, Richie helped cover her when she fixed the crack.
I have good news and bad news today – ☹️: I won’t be able to live stream #American Idol today but 🙂: I CAN promise you fun splitting pants 👖😳 Tune in to 8/7c for the round ✌🏼 of duos 🌟 All Star 🌟! pic.twitter.com/AaqCakSLdT
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) April 16, 2018
American Idol airs every Sunday and Monday at 8/7c on ABC.
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