LOL: American Idol Contestant Tells Katy Perry His Favorite Singer is Taylor Swift

We'll just file this under the "awkward" pile.

March 19, 2018

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The feud continues!

On Sunday night's episode of American Idol, Luke Bryan asked one contestant who his musical inspiration is. 

The contestant hesitated a bit, then apologized to Katy Perry before admitting it was actually Taylor Swift.

As the camera turned to Perry, who has been in a widely publicized feud with the pop-star, she took the high road and responded, "oh you don't have to be sorry." 

"I love her as a songwriter as well," she said before making a "ha" face.

Look, just because you aren't friends with someone doesn't mean you don't respect them as an artist.

Still... can you say awkward?

His response probably didn't win him any points with Perry, but at least he was being honest! 

And who knows, maybe Taylor was secretly watching and will be grateful for his stanning, especially in front of her enemies. 

At the very least, it helped ratings!