Katy Perry Gets Booed On ‘American Idol’ Over Her Criticism Of Another Contestant

Katy Perry performs during the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 2019 50th Anniversary at Fair Grounds Race Course on April 27, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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Katy Perry got loudly booed by the audience on the latest episode of  “American Idol” after she criticized another contestant, making it the first time in her tenure on the show that it happened to the celebrity judge.

In clips of Monday’s show, the 38-year-old pop singer seemed less impressed with contestant Nutsa Buzaladze’s attire during the reality singing contest that’s now been narrowed down to 26 contestants.

It came after Buzaladze took to the stage and gave a widely praised performance of Grace Potter and the Nocturnals’ “Paris (Ooh La La).” She was dressed in a silver mini dress and high-heeled sparkling boots as she danced and rocked the stage.

When it came to Perry’s turn to comment on the performance, she said, “Nutsa, every time you take the stage, it’s like you glitter bomb the stage.”

“Listen, I think that one thing I personally would like to see from you is not one piece of glitter the next time,” she added. “I know that’s gonna be hard.”


It was after that last comment that the booing from the crowd started and grew louder before Perry’s fellow celebrity judge Luke Bryan noted that she had finally been booed.

“Yes! Katy got booed!” Bryan said. Fellow judge Lionel Richie added, “Whoa, hostility!” Entertainment Weekly noted.

However, the “Firework” star didn’t seem fazed by the crowd’s reaction and said, “OK, first time in six seasons.”


“Whoo-hoo!” she added. “But what I’m saying is that I’d like you to flip the script. I think we want to be, like, pulled in by our hearts, too. I’d love to see that, and I think America might, too.”

Perry previously faced criticism from viewers who accused her of being a bully for “mom-shaming” contestant Sara Beth Liebe, a mother of three.

Some fans of the show said Perry was rude to Liebe after the mom revealed her singing expertise was basically the “church choir.”

“Is this your dream?” Perry asked the contestant, who appeared rattled and simply replied, “Um.”

“If it’s not your dream, you might need to leave because there’s a lot of dreams behind you,” the “Teenage Dream” hitmaker added.

Liebe admitted she was “still processing” being away from her kids before she finally started with her first song. However, Perry seemed unimpressed and prodded her, “Show us what your voice can do. Take it to the limit. No looking back. Sing it like it’s your new dream ….”

Related: ‘American Idol’ Contestant Katy Perry Mocked Says She’s ‘Not Even Mad’ About Singer ‘Mom-Shaming’ Her After Quitting

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