Katy Perry made headlines when she surprised a 19-year-old male contestant on the premiere episode of American Idol by kissing him–a move that many viewers considered to be shockingly tone-deaf in an era when sexual harassment in Hollywood is being examined more closely. And she hasn’t improved much as a judge since. “Four episodes into the reality competition, it’s clear that the pop star’s vibe is just wrong for the show,” USA Today writes. “You can feel her suck the energy out of the audition room with a stray comment or action. She’s too wacky, too hammy and yes, too flirty for the competition, which was once about the singers but is now (like NBC’s newer rival, The Voice) overshadowed by the judges.” The outlet goes on to say that Perry’s feedback is always the same (everyone has “something” about them) and she too often draws the spotlight to herself.
Katy Perry’s ’American Idol’ judging is dragging the show down: https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2018/03/20/katy-perry-american-idol-judge-dragging-show-down/441010002/