Katy Perry Calls for SECURITY During Jessica Whitely's Audition - American Idol 2019 on ABC

  • Published on Mar 18, 2019
  • Jessica Whitely returns and sings "The Box" by Katy Perry and original song "Idol" during her American Idol audition in front of Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie and Katy Perry.
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    AMERICAN IDOL, the iconic series that revolutionized the television landscape by pioneering the music competition genre, returns on ABC.
    Helping to determine who America will ultimately vote for to become the next singing sensation are music industry forces and superstar judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. Emmy® Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest returns as host of the beloved series.
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Comments • 702

  • Lindsey Lampe
    Lindsey Lampe 7 hours ago

    she reminds me of gretchen wilson

  • avnee singh
    avnee singh Day ago

    Um when did katy call for security?

  • The shenanigans of a Platypus

    Luke can tell me to calm down anytime he wants. 😏

  • Crystal Boven
    Crystal Boven 2 days ago

    Goodness she needs to stop yelling it hurts my ears damn !!!!

  • Sophia Canamar
    Sophia Canamar 2 days ago

    She needs more forward placement

  • Kassidy Stone
    Kassidy Stone 2 days ago

    It depresses me that these people don't have any friends or family members to sit them down, look them in the eye and say look, "you are singing too loud and trying to hard . Get lessons" that's what I would do especially after she failed the first time :///

  • Lexi peanut
    Lexi peanut 3 days ago


  • Lauren Rodrigues
    Lauren Rodrigues 3 days ago

    Oh gracious me 🙈

  • Paste Eater
    Paste Eater 3 days ago

    I know Katy thinks she’s so funny but that was... kinda rude? Being excited to meet your idol IN A PUBLIC PLACE WHERE THEY HAVE ANNOUNCED THEY WILL BE does not a stalker make. She just seems like a sweet girl, maybe a little overexcited

  • Jullie Norva
    Jullie Norva 3 days ago +1

    She was such a sweet heart😍

  • Elena Elias
    Elena Elias 3 days ago


  • Elena Elias
    Elena Elias 3 days ago


  • Katirvana
    Katirvana 4 days ago


  • Haydee Mullins
    Haydee Mullins 6 days ago

    At least she took the criticism well

  • Sin.Derella
    Sin.Derella 6 days ago

    I could feel her voice in. My throat. No one gets me .i understand

  • jessica gondwe
    jessica gondwe 6 days ago

    She can sing and she’s sweet. She just needs coaching like every aspiring singer. She was very humble and gracious.

  • Kin Yas
    Kin Yas 6 days ago

    Katy Perry is such a bitch lol

    BTSTOOK MYLIFE 7 days ago

    American idol isnt talent anymore
    It’s just Katy perry

  • *sips tea *
    *sips tea * 7 days ago

    She’s a bartender😂....

  • Carson Does it all
    Carson Does it all 7 days ago

    I’m from her hometown and damn I’m embarrassed

  • Semtex Sam
    Semtex Sam 7 days ago

    Great improvement but oversinging the songs. She will be a good singer amazing how she has improved so much

  • Rich Murdoch
    Rich Murdoch 7 days ago


  • Becky Smeilus
    Becky Smeilus 8 days ago

    Has a good voice needs to learn how to control it

  • Alex
    Alex 8 days ago

    She definitely takes rejection really well though. Mad respect for that

  • Samantha Lynch
    Samantha Lynch 8 days ago

    Why do people think when they scream it's called singing

  • Kristine Nguyen
    Kristine Nguyen 8 days ago

    Her voice sounds like katy mixed jessie j 😂

  • Desteny Jackson
    Desteny Jackson 10 days ago

    She's to loud and a loud singer . But she go smoothly and low then she well be good she's singing to high

  • Kaitlyn Winslow
    Kaitlyn Winslow 10 days ago

    Her singing was so loud

  • Mary Chela
    Mary Chela 11 days ago

    I think she wasn’t that bad but she made too much noise and she was annoying super annoying ... she shouldn’t mention she was there before because that influenced the judge decision... I seem worse voice... she need ti be more humble more quiet next time...

  • Deborah Rodgers
    Deborah Rodgers 11 days ago

    shes not good to be a star

  • Zulu DarkForce37
    Zulu DarkForce37 11 days ago

    To quote Huey Lewis during his cameo in Back to the Future, "I'm afraid you're just too darn loud...next please" 🤨

  • Amari Hunter
    Amari Hunter 11 days ago


  • Littlemisstalesit All
    Littlemisstalesit All 11 days ago

    Some people never learn

  • Tristan Tanner
    Tristan Tanner 11 days ago

    Reppin Falls

  • Matt aura
    Matt aura 11 days ago

    It would be alot better if she didnt try to show off her voice and just feel the music

  • Zoe Hutchinson
    Zoe Hutchinson 12 days ago

    Bro, I legit had to skip bc of how she started off singing. Girl you need to stop. This ain’t it sis. She really needs to control her voice more and stop yelling. It sounds more like screaming. 🤦🏻‍♀️ girl do not come back until you can sing better

  • Tamuríl Lúinwë
    Tamuríl Lúinwë 12 days ago

    She's using so much style in her singing that it sounds like she's screaming. It's good to use style in your singing but too much takes away the sound of the song and it's less enjoyable. That's why you need to add the style in at the right moments. Not every two seconds. It just sounds wrong otherwise. But I will say that she has improved a lot. No matter how bad you think u r at singing with the right amount of practice and the right teacher u can sound amazing.

  • ivi Deszatigny
    ivi Deszatigny 12 days ago

    Dammm i hate katy perry

  • Amy Rori
    Amy Rori 12 days ago

    She can't sing sorry

  • Alexandrea Battles
    Alexandrea Battles 12 days ago

    Shes annoying af

  • Graciela Lozoya
    Graciela Lozoya 13 days ago +1

    She is like rushing into things in my opinion.

  • Ariel Van Rycke
    Ariel Van Rycke 13 days ago

    She watched a lot of xtina.... ha

  • Geneva Española
    Geneva Española 14 days ago +1

    Can you guys just be concern about her performance not her make up ? 🙄 Perfect ppl

  • Jada Williams
    Jada Williams 14 days ago

    I love that Luke called her 'punkin'

  • Immanuel Kant
    Immanuel Kant 14 days ago

    smoke weed, please.

  • Sophia Kraik
    Sophia Kraik 14 days ago

    hi mostly to you katy i love you to i think your a wonderful person and very talented to
    kust wanted to tell you

  • Raeesa Dhorat
    Raeesa Dhorat 14 days ago +1

    She’s really lively and friendly and confident😱😍 and with a little control she’s a goddess but her voice is so good!

    YAASSS! 15 days ago


  • AimieF_2195 !
    AimieF_2195 ! 15 days ago

    We all just got click baited by the official American idol

  • A magical Willo
    A magical Willo 15 days ago

    Katie perri just looks bored

  • hotman718
    hotman718 15 days ago

    She's so hyper just calm down Jesus...

  • i t s d a s o f i a
    i t s d a s o f i a 16 days ago +2

    *James Charles left the chat with those unblended eyes*

  • Cooter Robinson
    Cooter Robinson 16 days ago

    I thinks it been awhile since she has had the D she so hype

  • Cooter Robinson
    Cooter Robinson 16 days ago

    Yo Luke funny asf he said "woooo"

  • Nirvalini Ramnarine
    Nirvalini Ramnarine 16 days ago

    She giving me Jessie J vybz

  • Superior Shine
    Superior Shine 16 days ago

    She just trying to do to much with her voice and control

  • Sunflowe r
    Sunflowe r 16 days ago

    Clickbait dang it

  • Polarskreeem Lol
    Polarskreeem Lol 16 days ago

    Definition of Clickbait

  • Amy Kavanagh
    Amy Kavanagh 16 days ago

    There’s difference between singing and shouting which these people understand 🙈

  • Shekara Leighton
    Shekara Leighton 17 days ago

    Poor thing is giving me a headache. She seems sweet but poor thing yells sm :(

  • Char Elizabeth Music
    Char Elizabeth Music 17 days ago

    Stop yelling omg

  • Chai Johnson
    Chai Johnson 17 days ago

    She has so much energy

  • Dominica Bell
    Dominica Bell 17 days ago

    She is a canny voice only if she keeps it in controll

  • Chloe Steele
    Chloe Steele 17 days ago

    Is it just me or does anyone else keep replaying Katy’s cute little wink? 😍

  • Olivia Penrod
    Olivia Penrod 18 days ago

    I love Katy's neon green eyeliner

  • helena giza
    helena giza 18 days ago

    lionel: take a deep breath
    jessica: ok *wooWOOAHOHOHOHOHOH*

  • Charlie Jamison
    Charlie Jamison 18 days ago


  • Iva Hristoff
    Iva Hristoff 18 days ago

    Not everyone is Christina Aguilera

  • Kylee Liane
    Kylee Liane 19 days ago


  • Grace Taylor
    Grace Taylor 20 days ago

    Katy Perry’s makeup is literally sooo iconic 😍😂

  • Grace Taylor
    Grace Taylor 20 days ago

    Omg I can’t wayyyyy toooo loud

  • Abe Christensen
    Abe Christensen 20 days ago +1

    I love how the judges handled it though. Had this been with the old judges, they might have actually had to call security

  • Lance McClain
    Lance McClain 20 days ago

    She kinda sounds like Jessie J

  • agam Rejwan
    agam Rejwan 21 day ago

    I didn’t like her for some reason

  • bird person
    bird person 21 day ago +1

    That minute when you look back at what you used to be through video and realise god is not real !

  • T E
    T E 22 days ago

    I was click baited by american idol >:(

  • Taylor’s Life
    Taylor’s Life 22 days ago

    i forgot what it’s called but she keeps doing that thing where she goes ah e ah e i. way too much

  • Kareem Khan
    Kareem Khan 22 days ago

    I would’ve put her through I would’ve been honest and said your probably the first going home but I’m sure you’d appreciate the opportunity and the learning experience she’s not gonna win but is she that bad no her voice coach should be famous but they weren’t too rough on her and the criticism was very honest so either way

  • MrOgger151
    MrOgger151 22 days ago

    She should have smoked one before the audition.

  • noemi zerimar
    noemi zerimar 22 days ago +1

    Did she just say “heEEEEEEYYYYYYYYY HOOOOOOOO”

  • Ale 002
    Ale 002 22 days ago +1

    They said no for her annoying personality

  • Courtney Blair
    Courtney Blair 23 days ago

    Of course she's from ohio

  • Nick Blakeley
    Nick Blakeley 23 days ago

    I feel like if she knew how to control herself better it’d be way more effective

  • Sweet Lilac
    Sweet Lilac 23 days ago

    I think she has a powerful voice but does need to learn to control it, as they said

  • Sharkys Vlog's
    Sharkys Vlog's 23 days ago

    Hahahaha..until now, her voice is no improvement!

  • G.S. A
    G.S. A 23 days ago


  • Laurie M
    Laurie M 23 days ago

    After that audition I am dizzy and lightheaded.

  • Demon Unicorn
    Demon Unicorn 23 days ago

    She’s trying to hard to throw in those vocals rather then connect with the song

  • Michaela Williams
    Michaela Williams 23 days ago +1


  • Those singing Girls
    Those singing Girls 24 days ago

    What’s the difference from her first “yikes” and this one lol

  • Mya Fangirl Freak
    Mya Fangirl Freak 24 days ago +1

    She reminds me of my loud aunt ...

  • SarcasticallyDefensive

    Oh god

  • Kurt Reyes
    Kurt Reyes 24 days ago

    She trynna sound like christina aguilera

  • tiny raincloud
    tiny raincloud 24 days ago

    She’s like James Charles lmao

  • Arjen Koppen
    Arjen Koppen 24 days ago

    A bit like Yoko Ono

  • NicoleSaysHeyo
    NicoleSaysHeyo 24 days ago +1

    Too much yelling

  • Guinnevere’s Chronicles

    The first few seconds I find her freakishly annoying

  • Jared Shelton
    Jared Shelton 24 days ago +3

    She reminds me of an Ex-coworker. I'm having war flashbacks.

  • stephanie rodriguez
    stephanie rodriguez 24 days ago +180

    Does anyone else think a Christina Aguilera song would have been a good alternative for her ?😁

  • Lilia Garcia
    Lilia Garcia 24 days ago

    1) guitar was a set back -- oh they had her set it down, good.
    2) strong vocals and they're so much better. But: it's like adding sprinkles, and cherries, and chocolate chips, and nuts on fried caramel ice cream: all of them are good, yes - but too much good isnt good.
    3) her energy was so strong and good tbh