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'American Idol': Katy Perry Breaks Down in Tears Over Contestant's Emotional Performance

Posted on 10 February, 2018 by Rachele
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'American Idol': Katy Perry Breaks Down in Tears Over Contestant's Emotional Performance

Katy Perry is letting it all out! 

The "Chained to the Rhythm" singer couldn't help but let the tears flow on Sunday night's episode of American Idol. It was an emotional night as the the top 14 contestants vied for America's vote for the first time this season, with Perry breaking down several times -- most notably for Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon's performance. 

Harmon, who previously opened up about his parents' not accepting him being gay, revealed on Sunday's episode that things have taken a positive turn. "Me and my family are in a better place and things are looking up," he shared before his rendition of "We All Fall in Love Sometimes" by Elton John.

"I'm a mess a little bit. I'm just so proud," Katy said, getting choked up as she wiped the tears from her eyes. "I'm just so glad, because you're such a gift. You're a light to the world. Your story is everything, and your talent, it just like, supersedes all, and just, I mean, I'm so proud of you." 

"Katy has me in a mess over here," fellow judge Luke Bryan chimed in, as Lionel Richie begged him not to "start crying too."