Being a new mom has taught Katy Perry a lot. Sundays American Idol, the singer and judge explained how motherhood made her rethink some ingrained ideas about how many children she wanted in the first place.
One of the first auditions of the night saw two teenage brothers, Liahona and Ammon, give their all in the second week of auditions.
When the young duo, who performed together but auditioned separately with an original song they wrote, took the stage for the first time, they revealed that they had been born “exactly one year apart.”
“That means a lot of recovery [time]”Luke Bryan joked, referring to his mother.
Perry just welcomed her first daughter, Daisy Dove, with her fiancé Orlando Bloom in August, and the singer laughed, “No! No recovery!”
“I used to wish for twins, and I finally had a son, and I go, [that’s] crazy, “Perry said, shaking his head in mock shock.
Then they dropped the bomb that they were the oldest of eight siblings, and Perry looked mortified.
However, the brothers clearly have a connection as they went on to surprise the judges with an original song that earned them high praise, as well as two tickets to Hollywood!
Later in the episode, Perry came face-to-face with Hannah Everhart of Canton, Mississippi, one almost akin to the “Roar” singer.
“Are you the country version of me?” Perry asks, putting on a fake Deep South accent.
“Everyone says I look like you,” confirmed the quiet and reserved Everhart.
The nervous singer began with a rendition of Johnny Cash’s “Wayfaring Stranger,” during which she displayed undeniable talent, but clearly felt uncomfortable in front of the judges.
He later admitted that he originally wanted to sing “At Last” by Etta James, but decided to “play it safe”.
This was enough to light the fire in Perry, and he pressured Everhart to give them a sample of “At Last.” After a few nervous bars, Perry got up and sang something herself, encouraging her to try to match his voice.
“He’s not allowed to play it safe anymore,” Perry said after his impressive second number. “You better start rolling the dice in your life.”
Despite the few setbacks and tough-as-nails exterior for Everhart, the trio voted to send her to Hollywood, making Everhart a true wild-card candidate for the season.
american idol airs Sundays at 8 pm ET / PT on ABC.
Check out the video below to see more from Perry on her adorable baby and her experiences as a new mom.