Katy Perry gives heartbreaking response after American Idol contestant has to re-do performance
The “Roar” singer has served as a judge on the show since 2018.
Last night’s (14 February) episode saw hopeful singer DJ Johnson, 18, perform a self-written composition called “Scars”.
Before singing, she shared the backstory of her life and upbringing, including her troubled relationship with her mother, who left the family when Johnson was a child.
At one point during the performance, Johnson had to stop singing, and required support from her father before she was able to continue.
After finishing the song, however, Johnson impressed the judges, including Perry, who was moved to tears by the act.
“Some of the greatest artists have become artists because they’ve had the most pain in their life,” a visibly shaken Perry told her after the song.
“It’s about if you can take that pain and turn it into a purpose. You give hope to so many people,” she added.
American Idol airs in the US on Fox. Some old episodes can be streamed in the UK on Netflix.
Source: The Independent