Katy Perry completely lost it at a surprise proposal onstage during Monday’s episode of American Idol.
Johanna Jones, 23, had been the last of 70 contestants to perform solo, gushing about her boyfriend who could not be there because of finals.
Her beau Matt Zavoral, however, strolled onstage after her performance of Chris Isaak’s Wicked Game, with the contestant looking genuinely stunned.
Lost it: Katy Perry lost it when contestant Johanna Jones was proposed to by her boyfriend on Monday’s episode of American Idol
‘I haven’t been here all week because of exams, but I couldn’t wait another day,’ said Matt, who drove 11 hours to get to Hollywood.
Getting down on one knee, he said: ‘Johanna, you’re the love of my life. Will you marry me?’
Johanna’s mom freaked out, shouting throughout: ‘This is not happening right now! Shut up!’
But that was nothing compared to Katy, 34, who let out loud, theatrical sobs and even dropped to her knees as she cried.
One knee: Matt Zavoral, strolled onto the stage and proposed to Johanna after her performance
Surprise proposal: Johanna was shocked that Matt was there after telling producers he had final exams
Tears flowing: Katy dropped to her knees and sobbed as Matt proposed to Johanna
‘Alright, get off the stage,’ she finally called out jokingly, running up to hug them and gushing ‘Oh my God!’ at the ring.
‘He did ask me first,’ Johanna’s dad called out. ‘He got the thumbs up.’
After the couple left the stage, Katy continued her sobbing, saying: ‘I need makeup.’
Big hug: The pop star hugged Johanna after she accepted the marriage proposal
‘Why won’t someone love me like that?’ she asked, with her of course now engaged to Hollywood star Orlando Bloom, 42.
Even before the proposal, Johanna had called Matt the ‘most supportive, loving, awesome guy I’ve ever met.’
‘I don’t want to get ahead of myself, but I think he’s probably the one,’ she had said. ‘But we don’t need to tell him that quite yet – I mean, I don’t know if he knows, but I know.’
Cell phone: Luke Bryan was scolded by Katy as he recorded her crying on his cell phone
Solo performance: Johanna sang solo as 30 contestants were sent home Monday
She said not being able to be there had ‘broke his heart’ – admitting, ‘he was crying, actually’ – with Matt later saying it took 11 hours to drive there.
With 30 singer going home that night, Johanna said of her engagement: ‘No matter what happens, I’m going to go home smiling tonight.’
But when she was told she was one of the 40 through to the next round in Hawaii, she gushed: ‘This is the best day of my life!’
The ring: The singer showed off her engagement ring while kissing Matt
Best day: Johanna gushed that it was the best day of her life as she accepted Matt’s proposal and advanced to the next round in Hawaii
The 70 contestants were divided into three rooms – with room two sent home after Lionel Richie praised them for beating ‘thousand and thousands’ of people t get there.
Luke Bryan, 42, had left some of the successful singers in room 3 in tears thinking they were going home, too.
‘I am sorry to let you guys know that your time here in Hollywood is over,’ he told them in a sad-sounding voice, leaving a long pause as sobs broke out.
The news: Luke Bryan, Katy and Lionel Richie spoke to the remaining singers separated into three rooms to let them know if they advanced
‘Cos you’re going to Hawaii, you made it!’ he finally told them.
One of those sent home was Juan Pablo, who was previously warned by Katy that he was ‘teetering’ on being too ‘queso fundido,’ for cheesy.
He had seemed confident that his solo performance of Lady Gaga’s Million Reasons would get him through, however, saying it went ‘perfectly.’
Good effort: Juan Pablo was sent home after his rendition of Lady Gaga’s Million Reasons
‘Presentation is cool. Vocally it’s not great,’ Katy had said to the other judges, who agreed on sending him home.
Gaba, 19, was again supported by both her mom and her egg donor as she played Jealous by Labrinth – but was another in the group leaving.
It was also the end for Austin Michael Robinson, 15, who took a huge risk by making a last-minute song switch because he was worried about high notes in his original choice, Dan + Shay’s Speechless.
Tough decisions: The judges had to narrow the field during another brutal Hollywood Week
He switched to Chris Stapleton’s Parachute just minutes before taking the stage – with no rehearsals – with Katy predicting his bad news as she admitted: ‘That was his worst performance. Vocally it’s not great.’
With so many going home, Katy had earlier warned the contestants against singing original songs.
‘Sometimes they are not very good and people have not had the guts to tell you that they’re not,’ she said.
Sage advice: Katy cautioned the contestants about singing original songs
Eddie Island, 25, had insisted it was ‘worth the risk’ because he is ‘so passionate’ about his own material – but Katy insisted: ‘He’s got a great voice but that was a really bad song,’
Lionel asked: ‘Why if you’ve got one shot in life would you sing … I just keep thinking what are we doing here.’
Eddie stuck by his decision, saying: ‘Playing my music may have ended my dream for sure. But I don’t regret it.’
Original song: Eddie Island took a risk and performed his own song
He ended up getting through – as did at leas two others singing their own songs.
Wade Cota, 27, felt justified singing his own song after his disaster in the group round where he totally forgot the lyrics and could not read them scrawled on his arm.
‘I’m confident tonight because I wrote the song – I better know the lyrics,’ the 27-year-old contestant said with a laugh.
Original lyrics: Wade Cota felt justified singing his own song after his disaster in the group round where he totally forgot the lyrics and could not read them scrawled on his arm
However, Katy seemed upset at the song decision, with Lionel asking before the decision to send him through: ‘What was he thinking?’ I did not get it.’
While the judges knocked most for trying original material, it seemed less risky for Alejandro Aranda, 24, who had easily the highest praise in the auditions.
He said he was ‘very anxious’ at walking off with no feedback for his latest original song 10 Years, but with the judges laying on high praise out of his earshot.
No problem: Alejandro Aranda performed his own song 10 Years that the judges loved
‘Man, he stops traffic,’ Lionel said, with Katy adding: ‘we’re really lucky to have that on the show.’
Madison VanDenburg, 17, was persuaded a the last minute to ditch her plan to sing an original.
‘Nobody knows this song – yet. They’re not gonna have an emotional trigger,’ coach Adriana McPhee warned.
Teen talent: Madison VanDenburg, 17, was persuaded a the last minute to ditch her plan to sing an original
‘You’re competing with Sia and Adele songs. You just have to know that.’
The high school student switched at the last minute to perform Adele’s All I Ask, a decision that paid off with an ovation – but a surprise elimination at the end of the night.
Ryan Hammond, 25, got through performing the same Adele song, getting ‘flooded with emotions’ when the judges stood in ovation.
Adele song: Ryan Hammond got through singing the Adele song All I Ask
‘To see the reaction that I was hoping for just meant the whole world to me,’ he said.
The biggest drama happened to Nate Walker who started the episode so sick he was stretchered off to a hospital, with an EMT insisting: ‘He’s got to go.’
Amazingly the 18-year-old returned just two hours later, determined to perform with his group, Ain’t Goin Home.
Sick singer: Nate Walker returned to perform after falling sick before his group performance
He seemed to have second thoughts during rehearsals of Billy Joel’s Longest Time – with coach Adriana McPhee giving him some tough love.
‘Basically, you’re saying, ”I’m ready to go home.” And I don’t think you are,’ Katharine McPhee’s sister told him of not performing.
‘That’s what this is. You get sick … you have to do it.’
Vocal coach: Adriana McPhee Collins gave Nate some toughlove
The judges seemed impressed that he was even there, with him telling them: ‘I’m gonna try my best.’
But despite knowing just how much he was suffering they still insisted on him coming back to sing his section again after he tried to cut it short by more than half.
He had to stop after failing to hit an early note, before finally finishing – joining team members Logan Johnson, 20, Gazzie White, 24, and Ruthie Craft, 22, in going through.
But he seemed to blow it with his next performance of Always On My Mind.
‘The singing was rough,’ Luke said, with Katy admitting it was ‘all over the place’ – but with him still getting through to the next round.
Rough performance: Luke thought that Nate’s ‘singing was rough’ but he still advanced
Country singer Tyler Mitchell, 26, seemed convinced he was out after he forgot the words to Chris Stapleton’s Broken Halos just after Luke said ‘it sounds so good.’
‘This is a no for me,’ Katy said, with Luke wanting to leave a question mark.
‘Let’s just see,’ he said.
Forgotten lyrics: Tyler Mitchell forgot the lyrics to Chris Stapleton’s Broken Halos just after Luke said ‘it sounds so good’
Tyler broke down later as he said: ‘I’ve sung that song a 1000 times, and sang it good. And it just went blank. I feel like I let my family down.’
After getting through, he said: ‘I just can’t believe it.’
Kai the Singer, the 19-year-old who was previously homeless, felt the pressure from her church congregation raising the money for her to enter the show in the first place.
Church help: Kai The Singer was feeling some pressure after her church raised money for her audition on the show
She was seen thanking them all, promising,’I’m gonna make y’all proud,’ before admitting it added pressure, saying: ‘It’s really important that I make it through for them because they were backing me.’
She performed a beautiful version of Freya Ridings’ Lost Without You – but with the judges noting how nervous she was.
‘She just needs confidence,’ Katy said, with her getting another shot in Hawaii.
Dreams made: Luke, Lionel and Katy pored over the contestants as they decided which to keep
Wedding singer Uché, 24, dedicated Alessia Cara’s Scars To Your Beautiful to his youngest sister Angel.
‘It would be nice to feel like I don’t always have to be this explosive, high-energy thing all the time and that people will still like me,’ he said.
It paid off, with him getting through after Lionel said he ‘just grew up’ and Luke adding: ‘He lost the gimmicks.’
Tender moment: Wedding singer Uché, 24, dedicated Alessia Cara’s Scars To Your Beautiful to his youngest sister Angel and he advanced to the next round