Katy Perry Gives an 'American Idol' Contestant, Benjamin Glaze, 19, His First Kiss

Updated On 11 Mar, 2018 Published On

Katy Perry locked lips a 19-year-old boy. On American Idol Saturday premiere, the 33-year-old show judge kissed a contestant Benjamin Glaze from Enid, Oklahoma which became a night to remember for him.

During his audition, Benjamin, who is an electronic store cashier, admitted to Katy and fellow judges Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan that he has not shared a smooch with anyone before.

He said,

I’ve never been in a relationship. I can’t kiss a girl without being in a relationship.

With no hesitation, the Roar singer stood up from her seat and said,

Come here, Benjamin. Come here right now!

As the boy went in for a simple kiss on the cheek, at the last second, Katy turned her head and landed a kiss on the lips.

Take a look!

American Idol also shared that very beautiful moment on the show's official Instagram account. Check it out.


He kissed @katyperry and he liked it. ?????? #AmericanIdol

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After the kiss, which caused Benjamin to fall to his knees, the 19-year-old sang his heart out during his audition. But unfortunately, he failed to convince the judges to send him to Hollywood.

Katy said,

I really enjoyed meeting you today. 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.

Although he didn’t get the golden ticket to Hollywood, there's no doubt that he got one of the most memorable days for Benjamin.

He said,

It was an eye-opening experience. I very much learned I am a terrible kisser!

Check out some social media reactions regarding Benjamin's smooch with Katy.




 American Idol airs on Sundays at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.