American Idol's Katy Perry shocks fans by falling out of CHAIR on live TV due to wardrobe malfunction in mermaid costume

AMERICAN Idol's Katy Perry has shocked fans after falling out of her chair on live TV due to a malfunction with her costume.

Last night was Disney night on American Idol, was the top 7 were revealed.

Katy has dressed up every season for Disney night since becoming a judge on the show five years ago.

This year, she teased fans by giving them three choices of what she would pick- a sexy Pinocchio, the grandpa from Up, or Ariel from The Little Mermaid.

She chose Ariel and made a grand entrance.

As the show opened, the judges- Katy, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie, walked out from backstage.


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The men wheeled her out on a dolly and escorted her to her seat.

Due to the nature of the costume, it was hard to walk and Katy nearly tripped getting into her chair.

Dressed in a plastic red big, a tan bodysuit, complete with the purple seashell bra attached, a green tail, which left no room for walking, and a dinglehopper, Katy finally sat down.

She placed her "tail" on the desk, due to not being able to place her feet on the ground properly because of the nature of the costume.

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The American Idol judges- Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke BryanCredit: ABC

Just as Ryan Seacrest was talking and announcing the show, everyone watching heard a big thud.

The camera panned to Katy down on the ground, her tail in the air.

Luke laughed hysterically at the When I'm Gone singer and pointed at her.

He, along with Lionel, and a worried Ryan, rushed to her side to help her up.

Katy, being the professional and eccentric person that she is, played it off, and waved her dinglehopper in the air, as the men lifted her up.

The contestants, judges, and crowd all broke out into laughter, and then so did Katy as she took a sip from her drink.

The audience broke out into a "Katy! Katy!" chant, to which the 37-year-old waved.

Ryan tried to continue the show when Luke said, "The hell with mermaids."

Lionel laughed and shouted, "I love it! I love it!"


Of course, fans were quick to react on Twitter.

"Katy fell out of the chair. I'm crying!" wrote one fan with a laughing emoji.

"Give Katy a chair with no wheels *facepalm emoji," wrote another.

Another fan joked that she was on the Met Gala steps and fell, because of the outrageous outfits they wear at the gala.

"This just in: Katy Perry falls on the MET Gala steps this year," they wrote.

"No one… No one at all… Katy Perry fell off her chair. Dressed as Ariel Me-She’s just a fish out of water!!! Looks like she’ll never be a part of your world!!!!" added a fourth.

Other fans hoped that she was ok, she was, while others said that she was so "iconic" for doing that.


This wasn't the first time Katy suffered a wardrobe malfunction.

Earlier this season, she gave an impromptu performance of her song Teenage Dream during Hollywood week.

The 37-year-old wore skin-tight, red, leather pants and crouched down to sing the song.

Just as she was singing about "skin-tight jeans," a rip was heard.

She stood back up and covered the back of her pants, as they had split.

"They busted," Luke, 45, yelled, while the contestants started to laugh and pointed and a show logo covered up the evidence.

"The concert is officially over!" added Lionel, 75.

The crew came out and covered her with yellow gaffer tape.

She then continued on with the show with tape across her rear end the whole time.

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Back in 2018, she suffered a similar situation when her dress ripped and she flashed the judges and the entire audience.

American Idol airs Sundays and Mondays on ABC.

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