Katy Perry leaves American Idol fans in tears as she makes emotional Mother’s Day call in rare behind-the-scenes video

KATY Perry has left fans in teats after she shared an emotional Mother’s Day call in a rare behind-the-scenes video.

The pop singer gave her mom, Mary, a call while on a break from American Idol.

American Idol judge Katy Perry shared a sweet phone call she had with her mom, Mary

American Idol judge Katy Perry shared a sweet phone call she had with her mom, MaryCredit: American Idol

Katy shared the vulnerable moment as a tribute for Mother's Day

Katy shared the vulnerable moment as a tribute for Mother’s DayCredit: AP:Associated Press
The show’s Instagram released a special video for Mother’s Day.

Katy, 38, told her mom, who was on speakerphone: “Actually, all of my friends are singing.”

She continued: “I just called to tell you that I love you and that I’ll call you and I’ll let you see the singing.”

The hitmaker added before hanging up: “OK, I love you. God bless you.”

The sweet clip was captioned: “Moms are always on duty. Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mommas!”

Fans couldn’t help but love the cute moment as one person gushed: “This is beautiful.”

Another said: “I love this,” while one user reacted, “That was precious and wonderful.”


The genuine moment comes amid years of criticism Katy has faced since becoming a judge on American Idol in 2018.

This season, fans accused the reality show judge of shaming a 16-year-old contestant during her tense audition.

Paige Anne, from Idaho Falls, Idaho, performed Pink’s What About Us for her audition, garnering mixed signals from the judges.

Katy’s fellow judges Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan both voted yes to pass the teen through to the next round.

However, Katy said no, explaining: “I don’t think you’re yet ready. It’s a no for me.”

Fans online ripped her for her decision.

“I’m super shocked Katy said she isn’t ready! I know it’s not all about the voice, but her voice is one of the best of the competition! That is a winning voice!” wrote one critic at the time.

Another said: “There is something wrong with Katy Perry this season.

“She must be having trouble in her personal life because her attitude is strange and she’s putting people through who shouldn’t go through and then she seems to come down pretty hard on attractive young women so I would say the problem was not in the contestant but in Katy Perry.”

The Firework singer has suffered slings from a slew of scandals.


Last month, one American Idol contestant slammed Katy for making “hurtful” and “embarrassing” comments to her.

She also accused the singer of “mom-shaming her.”

Contestant Sara Beth Liebe auditioned and the judges could not believe she was 25.

“You look 16,” judge Luke, 46, said as Katy countered: “fifteen.”

“I have three kids,” Sara Beth then revealed.

“Three kids?” judge Lionel, 73, asked.

However, it was a particular comment from Katy that offended Sara Beth.

“Honey, you’ve been laying on the table too much,” Katy said at the time.

Luke laughed and the contestant seemed OK with it at the time but later spoke up about it on TikTok.


“I don’t really have too much to say on my feelings about it because I feel like it’s probably pretty self-explanatory.”

She continued: “I mean it was embarrassing to have that on TV and it was hurtful and you know, that’s that.

“But, I did want to take this opportunity to just say that women supporting and uplifting other women is so cool and I think that mom-shaming is super lame.”

“And I think that it’s hard enough to be a mom and it’s hard enough to be a woman…” Sara Beth said.

She ended: “I don’t think there’s really any more to it. If you love your babies and you’re a good momma then that’s all that really matters, and other comments just don’t feel necessary.”

She called to tell her mom she'd call back to talk about the 'singing' in the behind the scenes clip

She called to tell her mom she’d call back to talk about the ‘singing’ in the behind the scenes clipCredit: American Idol

Katy has faced her own slew of controversy while judging on the show

Katy has faced her own slew of controversy while judging on the showCredit: AFP

Katy judges on American Idol alongside Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie

Katy judges on American Idol alongside Luke Bryan and Lionel RichieCredit: Getty

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