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Katy Perry Experiences Wardrobe Malfunction On ‘American Idol,' Laughs It Off



Katy Perry fell down and flashed her underwear on national television on Monday's (March 11) episode of American Idol on ABC. 

Katy Perry Takes A Tumble

The pop superstar is clearly enjoying her stint as a judge on the popular singing competition. At one point, she and the rest of the judges stood up from their chairs and joined a contestant to dance to Selena's "Techno Cumbia." However, Perry got way too into it that when she started "dropping it low," she lost her balance and fell over. 

The whole funny ordeal did not end there. Because the 33-year-old was wearing tight, short, really sparkly dress and high heels, she struggled to stand back up. The "Swish, Swish" singer spent a whole 40 seconds trying to get back to her feet while her fellow judges, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie, scramble to help her and shield her from the cameras. 

The whole segment was hilarious to watch and left Bryan and the contestant in tears from laughing too hard. 

"Some things you have to do for the business," Lionel announced to the room to make light of the situation. "It's a tough job but somebody's got to do it."

"There are things a man can't unsee," added Bryan. 

Perry, always such a sport, declared to the camera: "I'm the best dancer ever."

The contestant not only got to dance with three of the biggest stars in the music industry, her performance was also deemed worthy of getting a golden ticket to Hollywood. The judges commended her talent and, while there were concerns about whether she will be able to keep up with her competitors, they let her through to the next round. 


'American Idol' Memorable Auditions  

The auditions are always the best part of American Idol. In the previous seasons, before it was canceled on Fox, the show had its share of crazy contestants who are not quite on the same level as Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood. 

Arguably the most memorable audition was by William Hung in Season 3. The hopeful performed Ricky Martin's "She Bangs."

While he did not receive the coveted ticket to Hollywood, he did get the opportunity to live out his dream of becoming a singer. The former civil engineering student released three albums including the holiday favorite, Hung for the Holidays


'American Idol' Versus 'The Voice'

Unfortunately, neither the promise of weird auditions nor Perry's wardrobe malfunction was enough to keep viewers from switching the channel. NBC's own singing competition The Voice reigned supreme on Monday night's ratings. 

According to Variety, American Idol reached a 1.8 rating in adults 18-49. That is 1.8 million viewers for the show's second episode. For comparison, The Voice recorded a 2.3 rating from the same demographic and 11.7 million viewers. 

In addition, the rebooted singing competition is down 20 percent in both measures compared to its premiere on Sunday night which drew 2.3 rating and 10.3 million viewers. 

American Idol airs every Sunday and Monday night on ABC. 

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