Katy Perry was more hot than cold as a guest judge last night, certainly far more entertaining than Avril Lavigne. She was as tough (if not tougher) than Simon and smacked down Kara for singing “I Kissed a Girl” (not particularly well.) Thank you, MTV, for the interview:
“I make ‘em cry all the time,” Perry joked to MTV News. “The ‘American Idol’ experience was awesome. If I was offered that job as a permanent host, I would ditch my career and take on that career.”
Perez Hilton is now lobbying to replace Simon Cowell. Note to Simon Fuller: Please no!
“I’d be a great judge,” he continued. “But I’d also happily be a judge along with Simon Cowell on his U.S. version of ‘X Factor.’ Basically, I’m shamelessly looking for work. I’m available. And I’m cheap!”
Joe Jonas told Ryan Seacrest about his guest stint tonight on Idol in Dallas:
“[I was] a little nervous at the start because I was kind of afraid I was going to hurt people’s feelings,” the 20-year-old Jonas Brother told Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS-FM radio show Monday morning. “You have to really be honest. At first, you feel bad, because you see these people come through, and they just want it really bad. The first few, I was like, ‘Yeah, yeah, yeah, you’re great.’ Towards like five [people] in, you have to be like, ‘I’m sorry, no. This isn’t for you.’”
And I think we saw Ashley Ferl (Sanjaya’s favorite fan) last night for a millisecond crying yet again (at age 16) but no audition footage.
Ratings last night were a season low 24 million or so. The comparable episode ayear ago drew about 25 million.