He kissed a girl and he liked it!
On Sunday’s premiere of American Idol, judge Katy Perry gave 19-year-old contestant Benjamin Glaze from Enid, Oklahoma, a night to remember.
During his audition, Glaze, an electronic store cashier, admitted to Perry and fellow judges Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie that he hasn’t locked lips with anyone before.
“I’ve never been in a relationship,” he said. “I can’t kiss a girl without being in a relationship.”
Without hesitation, Perry stood from her seat and said, “Come here, Benjamin. Come here right now!”
As Glaze went in for a chaste kiss on the cheek, Perry turned her head at the last second and landed a kiss on the lips!
After the kiss — which caused the 19-year-old to fall to his knees — Glaze sang his heart out during his audition, but unfortunately didn’t convince the judges to send him to Hollywood.
“I really enjoyed meeting you today,” said Perry. “You gave my heart a flutter. I think you’re really sweet but truthfully, there are just some people that are outsinging you right now and so I don’t think it’d be fair to put you in that kind of competition. Next time just take your time. I think you were a bit rushed and I think that’s because I sped up your BPM of the heartbeat.”
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Though he didn’t land a golden ticket to Hollywood, it’s safe to say it was a memorable day for Glaze.
“It was an eye-opening experience,” he said. “I very much learned I am a terrible kisser!”
But it’s all about honesty, according to Perry.
“It’s very constructive criticism,” Perry, 33, recently told PEOPLE of their judging styles. “Personally, I’m a straight shooter. I’m very cut and dry sometimes. You …read more