Katy Perry issued a quick disclaimer about any misconceptions involving her most recent appearance on American Idol.
The 36-year-old pop star took to social media on Monday, April 12 to encourage viewers to tune in for that evening’s installment of the singing competition series. During her video message, the “Firework” performer referenced the fact that her fellow judge Luke Bryan would be replaced by Paula Abdul on the show for the time being while the country star recovers from COVID-19.
“Well, it’s going to be an exciting and different, on-the-edge-of-your-seat show,” she promised. “I’m just about to walk to be actually live—like live, live, live. And Luke’s not with us tonight, but my friend Paula Abdul is! Straight up, we’re gonna have some fun.”
As she kept recording herself, the star appeared to notice that her gorgeous blue gown was creating some unexpected squeaking sounds.
“We’re gonna have the top 12 revealed,” she continued. “And if you think that I’m farting on live television, I’m not. It’s just gonna be my dress.”
She appropriately captioned the post, “LOTS OF PLOT TWISTS TONIGHT. YOU MUST TUNE IN. NO @LUKEBRYAN BUT @PAULAABDUL! TOP 12 REVEALED. DRESS FARTS.” Katy also added the dashing-away emoji, given that it resembled a gust of air.
The episode had plenty of drama that wasn’t wardrobe-related, as 20-year-old finalist Wyatt Pike walked away from the competition after making it to the show’s top 12.
It was unclear why the contestant had exited the show, other than host Ryan Seacrest telling viewers Wyatt had “dropped out” and that the show’s team wished him the best. Wyatt has yet to comment publicly on social media about his surprising departure.