Do you smell that? No, seriously, you guys. Do you smell it? It’s a clip from the next episode of American Idol, where there’s a dramatique gas leak! But what you’re smelling isn’t gas, it’s the Oscar, Emmy, and Tony that Katy Perry deserves for giving the performance of the decade with her dramatic fall that’s making every past Oscar winner hand over their award to her like, “I’m not worthy of this.‘
But yes, American Idol’s still a thing, and the eighteenth season premiered last Sunday, with returning judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie, and forever-host Ryan Seacrest. In a preview clip for this week’s episode, Katy complains about smelling gas, and no it wasn’t from Ryan cutting one.
People reports about this riveting incident:
“Do you guys smell gas? It’s pretty intense,” Perry, 35, says in the clip.
“We’re getting heavy propane,” Bryan, 43, says to the Idol producers.
“I have a slight headache from it,” Perry says, as she stands up to leave the studio. “Oh it’s bad, it’s really bad.”
As chaos emerges amongst the crew and the contestants, sirens are heard in the background and a handful of firefighters show up to de-escalate the situation.
“This is not a joke, there really is a gas leak,” says Bryan, who is outside at this point.
“I’m not feeling good,’ says Perry, as she falls to the ground.
Here’s the clip from Access Hollywood of Katy’s dramatic tumble.
See, I watch so much shitty reality TV I’ve learned not to trust the editing in these “Next On” clips. Half the time it’ll be like, “Next time, on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”, and we’ll see Lisa Rinna wielding a knife, screaming, “I’ll gut you like a fish, ya goddamn bitch!”. Then, in the actual episode, it’s revealed she literally went fishing with Harry Hamlin.
So Katy’s just stuntin’ to impress the hot firefighters on the scene with her wacky wacky physical comedy (Shhh! Don’t tell Orlando, she ain’t locked that down yet!). But hopefully the American Idol gas leak was a false alarm for show, and if it wasn’t, I need to ask if anyone saw giggling nuns fleeing the scene with hacksaws and a broken gas hose.