He told her, "I'm sorry, I just respect you so much". Unfortunately, however, Katy's enthusiasm got the best of her during a recent episode of the hit singing competition series when she made a decision to get up and dance while contestant Michelle Sussett sang Selena's 1994 single "Techno Cumbia".
It's possible they said no to hundreds of singers, but in two hours we saw exactly four noes - and Lionel turned into a hugging machine.
Rissa, a 17-year-old high school student Apache, OK, belted out "When We Were Young " by Adele. She even got the judges out of their seats and dancing and received three "yes".More news: Profund Advisors LLC Sells 39818 Shares of Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LYG)
David Francisco has an inspiring story, but it was the love between him and his fiancé Christie expressed in his song that had judge Katy Perry in tears.
The judging panel agreed Michelle should get a shot to go to Hollywood, but Katy wasn't entirely convinced Michelle could compete with the level of talent they had already found.More news: Eagles to sign Pro Bowl DT Haloti Ngata
William Casanova, 26, Washington: A woman's shoe salesman, he charmed the judges with his smooth, flirtatious personality and earned a golden ticket by singing Donny Hathaway's "A Song For You". It was then that Sussett asked the judges to stand up and dance with her. And Lionel hugged her.
As soon as Trevor stepped into the audition room, he was met with a "Good lord, you're a dreamboat" from host Luke Bryan, and Perry quickly added, "Yeah, my eyes lit up", before blatantly saying, "You're so hot". "That looked like it hurt!" one tweeted, while another wrote, "Yo that was hilarious af, but I seriously hope that Katy Perry is feeling okay after that fall". They complied, but Katy slipped and fell. The 20-year-old sings Allen Stone's "Unaware" on an audition episode scheduled to air at 7 p.m. Monday.More news: Zayn Malik 'confirms' split by unfollowing Gigi Hadid and posting cryptic message