This in not the way you "rip the band-aid off" and give someone news!
American Idol judges are constantly having to give out bad news to contestants which NORMALLY makes the good news that much more special.
But THIS form of "special" is not the way I ever want news to be delivered to me.
Katy Perry is catching flack for the awkward way she was playing with contestant's emotions before letting them know they mad the American Idol Top 24 (which turned into the Top 26)
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