American Idol: Katy Perry shares bone broth with Luke Bryan who wonders if he’s ‘Joffrey’ from GoT

Katy Perry revealed the unusual cocktail she drinks to stay healthy while judging contestants on American Idol’s Hollywood Week on Monday.

At the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, she and her fellow judges listened again to 167 of the singers who made it through the audition rounds held across the country.

Each contestant was asked to ‘sing for their lives,’ choosing from a list of genres that included pop, rock, soul, R&B, country, and singer-songwriter, before being voted either in or out.

Staying healthy: Katy Perry revealed the unusual cocktail she drinks to stay healthy while judging contestants on American Idol’s Hollywood Week on Monday

It was a heavy schedule that had judge Luke Bryan, 43, asking, ‘Are we doing all of these today? Isn’t there a labor law y’all are violating or something?’

During a break, Katy, 35, who is six months pregnant, said, ‘My immune system is going down.’

‘Tamara, if you can hear me, I need some Vitamin C and some Counter Attack, please,’ she asked a show associate, as someone also ferried her a basket of snacks to choose from.

In a confessional, Katy called Hollywood Week ‘survival of the fittest,’ explaining that ‘people go down like flies to colds, to vocal problems, to stress, to pressure.’

The judges: Luke Bryan, Katy and Lionel Perry evaluated the talent during the Hollywood Week episode

The judges: Luke Bryan, Katy and Lionel Perry evaluated the talent during the Hollywood Week episode

‘It is really a part of our jobs to look after ourselves,’ she continued, before doing a shot of grapeseed oil and following it up with a cup of celery juice.

‘God, what is your stomach gonna do?’ asked judge Lionel Richie, 70, as he and Luke reacted with disgust.

‘Wanna taste my bone broth?’ Katy asked Luke as she held out a third container to him.

‘Let me smell it,’ Luke said, taking a whiff and wrinkling his face with distaste as Katy laughed.

‘Did you just poison me on national TV?’ he blurted. ‘I feel like this happened on Game Of Thrones or something. Am I Joffrey to you?’

Poisoned king: Jack Gleeson is shown as Joffrey in a 2011 still from the HBO fantasy series Game Of Thrones

Poisoned king: Jack Gleeson is shown as Joffrey in a 2011 still from the HBO fantasy series Game Of Thrones

King Joffrey I Baratheon, a character on the popular HBO show, was famously poisoned to death.

The judges had a grueling schedule to be sure, seeing all of the contestants in the same day, and having to tell many of them that the journey would be ‘ending here.’

The two-hour show highlighted the best performances from those who went through, weaving back and forth between singers in all of the genres, dozens of whom also played their own instrument.

But there was no hiding the natural talents of performers like ‘Just Sam,’ a 21-year-old subway singer from New York City, who walked onstage with her ‘lucky box,’ which she used to collect money when she busked on the trains at home.

Natural talent: 'Just Sam,' a 21-year-old subway singer from New York City, walked onstage with her 'lucky box'

Natural talent: ‘Just Sam,’ a 21-year-old subway singer from New York City, walked onstage with her ‘lucky box’

‘I’ve always said I wanted to come to L.A. to sing, even if I just sing by the stars and put my box out,’ Sam explained in a pre-taped video, reflecting on her life in the Harlem projects.

Sam wanted to prove to her grandmother that dreams could come true for people like them.

Her version of Arlissa’s Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie was so genuine and deeply felt, all three judges walked onstage to put money into her busking box.

Made money: The singer's version of Arlissa's Hearts Ain't Gonna Lie was so genuine and deeply felt, all three judges walked onstage to put money into her busking box

Made money: The singer’s version of Arlissa’s Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie was so genuine and deeply felt, all three judges walked onstage to put money into her busking box

‘I came out here to have fun, and I made some money for doing what I do, every day,’ Sam marveled, with tears in her eyes.

‘This week, they ended my subway career, and brought me onto a better path. And I’m so grateful for that,’ she said. 

Amber Fiedler, a 23-year-old server from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, had shown up to her audition 38 weeks pregnant, planning to give her baby up for adoption.

When she showed up at Hollywood Week, she said she had given birth to a little girl three weeks before, and felt ‘really good’ about the family who adopted her.

Adopted baby: Amber Fiedler, a 23-year-old server from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, had shown up to her audition 38 weeks pregnant, planning to give her baby up for adoption

Adopted baby: Amber Fiedler, a 23-year-old server from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, had shown up to her audition 38 weeks pregnant, planning to give her baby up for adoption

‘[They] named her Nora Rose,’ she added, explaining that the ‘Rose’ was for her red hair.

Amber’s cover of Andra Day’s Rise Up earned her a standing ovation, and she said she hoped to inspire other ‘girls that are going through what I went through.’

Julia Gargano, a 21-year-old student from Staten Island, New York, kicked the whole evening off, turning in a rendition of Brandi Carlile’s The Joke that was so chill-inducing Luke whispered, ‘She’s incredible.’

Arthur Gunn, a 22-year-old Nepalese musician from Wichita, Kansas, told the crowd ‘Namaste’ before launching into Otis Redding’s Hard to Handle, to which he added bluesy guitar riffs.

Bluesy riffs: Arthur Gunn, a 22-year-old Nepalese musician from Wichita, Kansas, told the crowd 'Namaste' before launching into Otis Redding's Hard to Handle, to which he added bluesy guitar riffs

Bluesy riffs: Arthur Gunn, a 22-year-old Nepalese musician from Wichita, Kansas, told the crowd ‘Namaste’ before launching into Otis Redding’s Hard to Handle, to which he added bluesy guitar riffs

‘More!’ Katy cried when he finished, and Arthur played until his fellow contestants were dancing in their seats, with Lionel comparing his energy to that of the late Bob Marley.

‘Nama-you-stay,’ Katy joked after Arthur had finally left the stage.

Louis Knight, a 19-year-old British expat living in Philadelphia, delivered pizzas when he wasn’t writing songs like the one about his late friend, which got him past the audition round.

British expat: Louis Knight, a 19-year-old British expat living in Philadelphia, delivered pizzas when he wasn't writing songs

British expat: Louis Knight, a 19-year-old British expat living in Philadelphia, delivered pizzas when he wasn’t writing songs

‘I was never that great at school, so this is frankly all I’m good at,’ he told host Ryan Seacrest, 45, who confessed that he’d also left college after one year to pursue broadcasting.

Seeing Louis onstage, Katy said, ‘He’s giving me a ”Harry Styles comes on X Factor” moment.’

Louis’ updated cover of Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell’s Ain’t No Mountain High Enough was haunting, though Katy said he ‘should have put a little more fire’ into it.

‘Sausage,’ Lionel offered, making her laugh before correcting it to ‘barbecue sauce.’

Social media influencer Genavieve Linkowski, 21, from Goodrich, Michigan, had been to Hollywood Week before, and wowed playing piano on Calum Scott’s You Are The Reason.

Online influence: Social media influencer Genavieve Linkowski, 21, from Goodrich, Michigan, had been to Hollywood Week before, and wowed playing piano on Calum Scott's You Are The Reason

Online influence: Social media influencer Genavieve Linkowski, 21, from Goodrich, Michigan, had been to Hollywood Week before, and wowed playing piano on Calum Scott’s You Are The Reason

Robert Taylor, a 27-year-old door-to-door salesman from Donaldsonville, Illinois, sang Carol King’s (You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman, wanting to ‘stick it to’ hometown folks who had trouble with him being gay. His falsetto had the entire audience cheering for him.

Bilaal Avaz, 19, a college student from North Haven, Connecticut, was called a ‘humble giant’ by Lionel, who liked his version of Demi Lovato’s If Happy Is Her, I’m Happy For You.

The teenager grew up in a strict Muslim household where music was prohibited, but his parents were now among his ‘biggest fans,’ he said.

Humble giant: Bilaal Avaz, 19, a college student from North Haven, Connecticut, was called a 'humble giant' by Lionel, who liked his version of Demi Lovato's If Happy Is Her, I'm Happy For You

Humble giant: Bilaal Avaz, 19, a college student from North Haven, Connecticut, was called a ‘humble giant’ by Lionel, who liked his version of Demi Lovato’s If Happy Is Her, I’m Happy For You

Shannon Gibbons, 20, a college student from Bellport, New York, knocked the judges out with her Adele-esque cover of Kodaline’s All I Want, while Lauren Spencer-Smith, 16, from Vancouver Island, Canada, got a ‘wow’ from them for Kelly Clarkson’s Because Of You.

Cyniah Elise, a 17-year-old high school student from Atlanta, had brought 30 people to her audition, and her moving cover of Adele’s All I Ask made it clear why she had such support.

Another 17-year-old student, Makayla Phillips from Temecula, California, had the crowd on its feet for her soaring version of And I Am Telling You, from the Broadway musical Dreamgirls.

College student: Shannon Gibbons, 20, a college student from Bellport, New York, knocked the judges out with her Adele-esque cover of Kodaline's All I Want

College student: Shannon Gibbons, 20, a college student from Bellport, New York, knocked the judges out with her Adele-esque cover of Kodaline’s All I Want

Teen talent: Lauren Spencer-Smith, 16, from Vancouver Island, Canada, got a 'wow' from them for Kelly Clarkson's Because Of You

Teen talent: Lauren Spencer-Smith, 16, from Vancouver Island, Canada, got a ‘wow’ from them for Kelly Clarkson’s Because Of You

‘She is the next Ariana dadgum Grande, y’all!’ Luke marveled.

Sofia Schuster, 15, from Santa Barbara, California, impressed with Tyrese’s Nobody Else, while Chicago musician Adam Curry, 25, got raves for his version of The 1975’s Somebody Else, which had Luke saying, ‘That was artistry.’

San Franscisco college student Francisco Martin, 19, embraced his nerves on James Bay’s Hold Back The River, which was so smooth Lionel faked a basketball swish to describe it.

Embraced nerves: San Franscisco college student Francisco Martin, 19, embraced his nerves on James Bay's Hold Back The River, which was so smooth Lionel faked a basketball swish to describe it

Embraced nerves: San Franscisco college student Francisco Martin, 19, embraced his nerves on James Bay’s Hold Back The River, which was so smooth Lionel faked a basketball swish to describe it

Nerves also afflicted Jonny West, a 23-year-old piano teacher from Murietta, California, who had tummy trouble before killing with his cover of Lewis Capaldi’s Someone You Loved.

His girlfriend, Margie Mays, a 26-year-old music teacher from Wilmington, Delaware, had been to Hollywood Week before.

She also triumphed with Christina Aguilera’s Young Girl Don’t Cry.

Tummy trouble: Nerves also afflicted Jonny West, a 23-year-old piano teacher from Murietta, California, who had tummy trouble before killing with his cover of Lewis Capaldi's Someone You Loved

Tummy trouble: Nerves also afflicted Jonny West, a 23-year-old piano teacher from Murietta, California, who had tummy trouble before killing with his cover of Lewis Capaldi’s Someone You Loved

Moving forward: Margie Mays, a 26-year-old music teacher from Wilmington, Delaware, had been to Hollywood Week before and advanced with boyfriend Jonny

Moving forward: Margie Mays, a 26-year-old music teacher from Wilmington, Delaware, had been to Hollywood Week before and advanced with boyfriend Jonny

Dillon James, a 26-year-old actor-turned-construction worker from Bakersfield, California, celebrated being two years sober with an alt-country take on Billy Joel’s Vienna.

Nick Merico, a 23-year-old server from Woodland Hills, California, made it onto the show last year, but backed out because he didn’t feel ready, so he knew the pressure was on.

Playing piano, he sang Donny Hathaway’s I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know so emotively the judges were forced to approve the contestant they once worried was too cocky.

Sober singer: Dillon James, a 26-year-old actor-turned-construction worker from Bakersfield, California, celebrated being two years sober with an alt-country take on Billy Joel's Vienna

Sober singer: Dillon James, a 26-year-old actor-turned-construction worker from Bakersfield, California, celebrated being two years sober with an alt-country take on Billy Joel’s Vienna

Toned down: Nick Merico, a 23-year-old server from Woodland Hills, California, returned from last year and played piano as he sang Donny Hathaway's I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know

Toned down: Nick Merico, a 23-year-old server from Woodland Hills, California, returned from last year and played piano as he sang Donny Hathaway’s I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know

Kimmy Gabriela, a 17-year-old high school student from Lakeland, Florida, wanted to emulate the success earned by her dad, who’d once won an American Idol-type competition in Puerto Rico.

‘She’s gonna kill it,’ Katy said as Kimmy launched into her operatic cover of A Great Big World’s Say Something. After she finished, Katy pretended to leave, saying ‘The show’s over.’

‘She’s a pro, and she’s 17,’ the Roar singer reflected. ‘I think she’s lying about her age.’

Young pro: Kimmy Gabriela, a 17-year-old high school student from Lakeland, Florida, wanted to emulate the success earned by her dad, who'd once won an American Idol-type competition in Puerto Rico

Young pro: Kimmy Gabriela, a 17-year-old high school student from Lakeland, Florida, wanted to emulate the success earned by her dad, who’d once won an American Idol-type competition in Puerto Rico

Lauren Mascitti, a 27-year-old nurse from Nashville, kicked off the country genre with an appealing cover of Crystal Gayle’s Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue.

Recovering addict Hannah Prestridge, 24, from Rockdale, Texas, sent forth a rousing version of Miranda Lambert’s Over You.

She had her fellow contestants hooting and clapping in support.

Recovering addict: Recovering addict Hannah Prestridge, 24, from Rockdale, Texas, sent forth a rousing version of Miranda Lambert's Over You

Recovering addict: Recovering addict Hannah Prestridge, 24, from Rockdale, Texas, sent forth a rousing version of Miranda Lambert’s Over You

‘She has some realness,’ Luke told Katy, who felt Hannah had ‘a story to unfold.’

Sophia Wackerman, a 20-year-old college student from Long Beach, California, remembered her late mom with The Beatles’ Let It Be, which Paul McCartney wrote about his own mother.

Musician Jovin Webb, 28, from Gonzales, Louisiana, turned in a raw version of Foy Vance’s Make It Rain that had Luke calling it ‘so real.’

Late mother: Sophia Wackerman, a 20-year-old college student from Long Beach, California, remembered her late mom with The Beatles' Let It Be, which Paul McCartney wrote about his own mother

Late mother: Sophia Wackerman, a 20-year-old college student from Long Beach, California, remembered her late mom with The Beatles’ Let It Be, which Paul McCartney wrote about his own mother

So real: Musician Jovin Webb, 28, from Gonzales, Louisiana, turned in a raw version of Foy Vance's Make It Rain that had Luke calling it 'so real'

So real: Musician Jovin Webb, 28, from Gonzales, Louisiana, turned in a raw version of Foy Vance’s Make It Rain that had Luke calling it ‘so real’

Doug Kiker, the 27-year-old garbageman from Mobile, Alabama, whose AI audition of Rascal Flatts’ Broken Road was watched by 200 million people worldwide, failed to move on.

The fan favorite said he was doing it all for his two-year-old daughter, and grew so nervous before he went on that he got sick, worrying, ‘I just don’t want to let my family down.’

‘I want the judges to give me a chance,’ he emphasized. ‘I’ve been a good man my whole life.’

At first, Doug sang the wrong song, but he quickly corrected to the right one: another performance of Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.

The crowd clapped for him, but he had trouble staying in the right key and was sent home.

Backstage, Doug called a friend, and said, ‘I think I did pretty well for it being my first time.’

American Idol will return next week on ABC with more from Hollywood Week. 

Fan favorite: At first, Doug Kiker sang the wrong song and quickly corrected to the right one with another performance of Ain't No Mountain High Enough, but failed to advance

Fan favorite: At first, Doug Kiker sang the wrong song and quickly corrected to the right one with another performance of Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, but failed to advance

 

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