Katy Perry broke down on American Idol ‘Our country has f–king failed us!’
Katy Perry had an emotional reaction after an American Idol contestant who survived a school shooting took to the stage to perform a song for the judges.
American Idol Trey Louis
As mentioned in this article, 21-year-old Trey Louis sang “Stone” by Whiskey Myers in front of judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel Richie when auditioning for American Idol.
After his performance, Louis revealed that he was a survivor of the 2018 mass shooting at Santa Fe High School. During this massacre, a gunman allegedly killed eight students and two teachers.
“[I] lost a lot of friends,” said Louis. “It’s just really been negative, and Santa Fe’s had a bad rap since 2018.”
American Idol Judges
Katy Perry had an emotional reaction to Louis’ story. “Our country has f – – king failed us!” she shouted, breaking down in tears. Louis acknowledged her response by stating, “Facts.” To this, Perry responded, “This is not OK.”
“You should be singing here because you love music, not because you had to go through that f – – king bulls – – t,” Perry said. “You don’t have to lose eight friends. I hope that you remind people that we have to change. ’Cuz, you know, I’m scared, too.”
Louis got a standing ovation and a “Yes” from all three judges. The three of them then hugged Louis and told him that he’s going to Hollywood.
Published by HOLR Magazine.