Kiss From Katy Perry Made "American Idol" Contestant "Uncomfortable"

Katy Perry robs ‘American Idol’ contestant of ‘special’ first kiss

"I wanted my first kiss to be special".

During the two-night season opener of American Idol, 19-year-old cashier Benjamin Glaze, who hails from Enid, Okla., auditioned for the show and received a smooch from the "Firework" singer moments before he started to perform for her and the rest of the judges. "We all have celebrity crushes but it was really amusing because when they asked me to run in I was just beelining towards him and I had no idea I cut Katy off", she says, describing the moment Holmes found out he was through to the next stage of the competition. On the second attempt, she surprised Glaze at the last moment, turning to kiss him on the lips. "You didn't!" Before starting his song, he asked for water, noting, "It's just that I, I kinda wasn't expecting that". When he got up he yelled out, "Katy!" and still looked to be in shock, but was all smiles as fellow judges Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan laughed and exchanged high-fives with Perry.

While rendering her verdict (video of the entire incident here), Perry acknowledged his shaky performance was "a bit rushed, and maybe that was because I sped up your BPM of the heartbeat". She asked for another kiss, complaining that he hadn't even made the "smush sound".

While the move would've been a dream come true for some, Glaze told the New York Times after the episode aired, "I was a tad bit uncomfortable".

"Good Morning America" is getting to the bottom of the "love triangle" between an "American Idol" contestant, his girlfriend, and Katy Perry. Indeed, on Twitter Monday, Glaze called Idol "the best experience. I wanted it to be special". "I know a lot of guys would be like, 'Heck yeah!' But for me, I was raised in a conservative family and I was uncomfortable immediately". "They agreed with me that it didn't really count", he said. Glaze questions, "What, on the cheek?" as Perry leans out with her face turned to the side.

"It was lip contact versus a romantic situation with someone you care about", he said.

Oh, that's right - Katy Perry stole the first kiss of someone.



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