WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- This year’s American Idol Auditions were interrupted due to a gas leak.
- Sirens were blaring as firefighters arrived at the scene to de-escalate the situation.
- Katy Perry felt woozy after evacuating the building and fell to the ground.
The American Idol may have a major detour.
American Idol Auditions were interrupted in the middle of shooting an exclusive clip for the episode that will air on Sunday. Judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie are forced to vacate the building due to a gas leak before the situation escalates.
In the video clip, Perry asked, “Do you guys smell gas? It’s pretty intense”.
“We’re getting heavy propane,” Bryan told the producers of American Idol.
Perry is getting up to leave the room, saying, “I have a slight headache from it,” adding that, “Oh, it’s bad, it’s really bad.”
Sirens are being heard blaring in the background causing members of the crew and the contestants to panic as firefighter responders arrive to de-escalate the situation.
Bryan was outside at this point, announcing the incident. “This is not a joke, there really is a gas leak,” he says.
“I’m not feeling good,’ said Perry moments before she fell to the ground
Good thing there were EMTs around who immediately attended to her needs. The episode was also taped a month ago.
Together with show host Ryan Seacrest and mentor Bobby Bones, the judges are back for in another memorable season of American Idol.
“It’s literally a fast track mentorship program that everybody’s watching,” Perry says last week to reporters at an American Idol Q&A. “I think true artists and true stars are coming out of Idol again.”
Lionel couldn’t believe how “the talent is showing up in buckets,” adding, “They’re bringing more attitude to the table. In certain cases we have to turn the attitude down. But for the most part it’s amazing what’s happened this year.”
“And to watch the back stories of the kids,” Bryan said. “We get to watch the premiere like America gets to watch it. We get to fall in love with these contestants and their ups and downs and their paths to get here.”
American Idol airs Sundays on ABC.