Katy Perry was moved to tears on an episode of American Idol aired on Sunday. Her tearful outburst came after contestants Haley Slaton and Sam Moss were paired to perform together to sing a duet after the latter announced that she was four months pregnant.
“Since my audition, life has thrown me a huge curveball,” shared Sam. “Becoming a mom this year was not part of my plan, but it brings a whole new reason and motivation to continue to do what I love,” she added. Haley too had already been pregnant during her first audition, completed her eighth month during the performance was pre-taped. Both the contestants struggled with physical and mental upheavals during the rehearsals for their duet of Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own.”
What did Katy Perry have to say to the pregnant contestants?
Before the performance, Katy Perry pulled the two contestants aside to give them a pep talk and this moment left her in tears. “My lifelong thing is I’m never enough,” she told the singers. “Then I had my baby and it was like…” she continued. The singer shares her daughter Daisy Dove with actor Orlando Bloom.
“I had my baby and I had all the love that I never felt like I ever had. It was just like, ‘Phew, there it is. I don’t need anyone’s validation anymore. I’m going to do it because I love it, but it’s pure love,'” she added with tears in her eyes. The singers then took to the stage to give a euphonious performance. They also joked that their duo was called the “Watermelon Smugglers”.
Who made it to the next round?
However, Sam was the only one who made it to the next round. “I know you’re going to be a great mother. And I also know you’re never going to give up on your dreams,” said the “Electric” singer to a tearful Haley. “My journey on @americanidol may be over but my musical journey is definitely not! Thank you so much for the support and new fans that have joined me from my first audition💙 I love you ALL so much!!!” Haley later posted on Instagram.
Katy Perry also recently suffered a wardrobe malfunction on an episode of American Idol last month. She accidentally ripped her pants while singing her nostalgic hit “Teenage Dreams” along with Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan.