She’s found a new way to reach her millions of fans.
And Katy Perry has taken her judging responsibilities seriously as she was seen overcome with emotion during an American Idol audition during Monday night’s episode on the ABC network.
Tears could be seen flowing from the eyes of the 32-year-old pop star as a contestant gave it their all, just moments after Perry took an embarrassing tumble while dancing and exposed herself to judges Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan.
Happy tears: Katy Perry has taken her judging responsibilities seriously as she was seen overcome with emotion during an American Idol audition during Monday night’s episode
Car crash survivor David Francisco was the last performance of the evening, auditioning to the Stevie Wonder song Isn’t She Lovely.
After telling pieces of his difficult story, David sat down with an acoustic rendition that moved the panel to tears.
While Perry was visually overcome with emotion, Richie moved in for a hug.
‘I’ve lost my voice,’ a tearful Katy told the 25-year-old Texan who easily received a golden ticket to Hollwood.
Tears flowing: Katy cried during David’s audition as he delivered a flawless rendition
Crash survivor: David Francisco who was left paralyzed from the waist down after a car crash resumed his dream of a singing career
Look of love: The singer’s girlfriend Christie looked on lovingly as David auditioned to Isn’t She Lovely
Katy went through a range of emotions during the episode, later getting up from behind the judges table to dance with contestant Michelle Susset, a 22-year-old waitress from Miami with roots from Venezuela.
While the I Kissed A Girl singer pranched around the stage, she lost a bit of her balance and took a tumble – exposing herself to fellow judges
Michelle had done an energetic Spanish number that got the whole panel grooving.
But Katy toppled over in her tight dress and heals, exposing her crotch.
Toppled over: Katy Perry took a tumble while dancing during Monday’s episode of American Idol exposing herself to fellow judges Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan
Nice moves: Katy showed off her dance moves as contestant Michelle Susset auditioned, but the pop superstar soon was out of control
Strategically placed: An American Idol logo was used to cover up Katy after she tumbled
Helping hand: Lionel rushed over to try and cover up Katy
‘Oh dear god…there are things a man can’t unsee,’ exclaimed Luke as Michelle received a golden ticket.
It wasn’t the only embarrassing moment for the Dark Horse songstress as the male judges joked throughout the show that she was ‘looking for a date’.
‘She’s using the show as eHarmony,’ laughed Luke, a 41-year-old country superstar. ‘We gotta get you one of those good ol’ boys Katy, you keep dating them damn weirdos.’
Look away: Luke tried to look away but later said he couldn’t unsee it
Good times: Lionel, Katy and Luke laughed together on the set
The California Gurls singer bonded with one male contestant by inflating her neck ‘like a frog’.
She also took a real shine to ‘dreamboat’ California contestant Trevor Holmes, who admitted to a ‘crush’ on her.
‘You are so hot,’ said Katy, as Trevor talked about earning money to help his mother who suffers from lupus before asking, ‘Are you engaged?’
So hot: Katy told contestant Trevor Holmes that he was ‘so hot’
Trevor performed the Brett Young song In Case You Didn’t Know, with a little romantic ad lib directed at Katy.
‘He’s in construction, so he has lots of tools,’ cooed Katy, as Trevor’s girlfriend listened from behind the door.
Glitter-drenched Katy also fell for Washington DC native William Casanova who ‘sells shoes to beautiful women’.
Feeling it: The pop star flirted away with Trevor and even asked if he was engaged
Took off: Katy took off running when Trevor’s girlfriend rushed over to give him a big hug
‘I used to have weird feet, but I took care of them and now they look great, some of the Internet’s best,’ Katy told the 26-year-old contestant.
William performed A Song For You by Ray Charles.
Katy hiked her leg onto the desk with the golden ticket wedged between her toes.
Foot fan: William Casanova who sells women’s shoes also charmed Katy
Golden ticket: Katy put the golden ticket to Hollywood between her toes for William
‘What do you think of these pretty little feet?’ she asked.
‘I could kiss them right now,’ grinned William.
The show opened with 15-year-old Mara Justine, who sang Rihanna’s Love On The Brain.
The New Jersey-based student got three yeses before Katy declared, ‘You got it, go, get out of here!’
Teen talent: Mara Justine opened the show with the Rihanna song Love On The Brain
Next round: Andrew Weaver advanced to the next round after performing Thinking Out Loud
A slew of teens followed, starting with Andrew Weaver, from Georgia, who performed Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud.
‘You’re a 16-year-old, guitar playing James Dean singing artist,’ praised Luke.
Christina Jones has synesthesia, a rare condition in which people can see colors related to music.
She performed the Gladys Knight & The Pips song The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me.
Colorful performance: Christina Jones advanced after singing the Gladys Knight & The Pips song The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me
‘What color was it? Katy afterward asked the 18-year-old Illinois resident.
‘It was like a hazel brown,’ said Christina, before Katy responded with ‘I saw gold honestly’ and sent her to Hollywood.
Brandon Diaz, a 21-year-old Boston man, sang Unaware by Allen Stone and Lionel Richie remared, ‘I’m amazed at the falsetto…very clean.’
‘The best male singer we’ve seen so far,’ said Katy.
Very clean: Brandon Diaz received high praise from the judges
High praise: Lionel singled out Brandon for his falsetto
Dream seeker: Gabbi Jones was given 30 days by her father to reach her dream or go back to school
Gabii Jones had been given ’30 days’ to achieve her dream, or she’d be sent back to school by her father.
The 20-year-old took on the challenging Ariana Grande hit song Dangerous Woman in platforms and a sequined jumpsuit.
Gabii got a hug from Lionel as reward.
‘Exciting,’ he told the Missouri resident as she progressed to Hollywood.
Really good: Lionel reached out to Gabii after her performance to encourage her
Happy dance: Gabii danced in celebration holding her ticket to Hollywood
Idol returnee Thaddeus Johnson has lost over 160 pounds since his last appearance on the show in 2010 at age 17.
‘I was so unhappy that I wanted to take my own life,’ said the 25-year-old Oklahoma resident, who sang Don’t You Worry Child by Swedish House Mafia.
Thaddeus also got a hug from Lionel.
Weight loss: Thaddeus Johnson who tried out in 2010 at age 17 lost more than 160 pounds since
Voted through: The pub server was voted through by the judges
Shy 17-year-old Rissa Watson, from Oklahoma, strummed to When We Were Young by Adele.
‘Full body chills,’ exclaimed Katy as Rissa got her golden ticket.
Tall Louisiana teen Garrett Jacobs did It’s a Man’s World by James Brown.
‘Garrett you are spectacular to look at, what a smile,’ exclaimed Katy, as the 17-year-old was sent to Hollywood.
Full chills: Rissa Watson gave Katy chills and earned a ticket to Hollywood
Tall teen: Garrett Jacobs did It’s a Man’s World by James Brown and advanced