‘American Idol’ Fans React to 2020 Judge Katy Perry’s Feedback to Arthur Gunn
People don’t hold back when it comes to Katy PerryComments from American Idol fan favorite Arthur Gunn.
Last Sunday, Arthur, officially known as Dibesh Pokhareland the rest of Idol the top 20 in season 3 (18th overall) performed live from their homes due to the coronavirus pandemic. After the performances of competitors like Dillon James, Jovin Webb, and Makayla Phillips, Arthur gave everything with his interpretation of Wynonie harris“Lovin ‘Machine”.
Throughout the season, Arthur continued to impress the judges – and last night was no exception. “Your complete shyness is your secret weapon,” Lionel Richie said to the young competitor after his performance, while Luke Bryan added that Arthur’s “voice quality” is undeniable.
- American IdolThe 2020 season continues on Sunday evening at 8 p.m. AND on ABC.
- In the last episode, the top 10 hopefuls, Arthur Gunn, wowed the judges with his interpretation of “Lovin ‘Machine” by Wynonie Harris.
- Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie and Katy Perry loved the performance, although Katy asked Arthur to open her eyes while singing.
- Katy’s comments have caused mixed reactions online from Idol viewers at home.
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Katy, too, was in awe of Arthur’s voice, but offered a little criticism for the climb Idol star: “One thing to keep in mind: try to connect with your eyes and look at the camera as if we were right in front of you – it will be to your advantage.”
It is not the first time that the singer of “Roar” urges Arthur to keep his eyes open while he performs. During his audition, where he played “Have You Ever Seen the Rain” by Creedence Clearwater Revival, Katy offered the singer to give it a try.
“Can you do me a favor and just keep your eyes open and look at us, or look at your guitar?” Asked Katy. When Arthur obeyed and kept singing, Katy smiled and said, “There you are.”
Then, before giving her a pass in the top 20, Katy once again reminded the singer to try to connect more with her eyes. “Remember at the very start your eyes were closed and you weren’t connected? Last night you came in and out a little bit more,” Katy lamented. “But the moments when you opened your eyes are the moments when we just went on a trip with you.”
While some American Idol fans seemed to agree with Katy’s comments, others seemed downright annoyed by the judge’s note. Many said that they thought that Arthur closing his eyes was a sign that the performer felt connected to the music. In their minds, Arthur has nothing to change and they are “tired” of Katy’s noticing it.
“He’s Arthur Gunn with his eyes closed. Like him,” wrote a fan on Youtube. Another said, “Arthur has to wear sunglasses while singing so that Katy can’t [longer] talk with your eyes! “Another fan commented,” Wow, electric. It doesn’t matter if his eyes are open, we listen with our ears and not with our eyes. I felt that in my soul, it did good! “
Whether you agree or disagree with Katy’s comments, it is clear that the judge recognizes Arthur’s gift and is simply trying to help him succeed even more. Before the Sunday evening show, Katy had nothing but beautiful things to say about the top 20 of the competitors. She tweeted, “It’s really the love I feel for the pure light of @ ArthurGunn122.”
Now that Katy has said her play, it’s time to Idol viewers at home to vote and say theirs.