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American Idol fans call out Luke Bryan for ‘copying’ guest judges Alanis Morissette and Ed Sheeran in new video

American Idol fans call out Luke Bryan for ‘copying’ guest judges Alanis Morissette and Ed Sheeran in new video

LUKE Bryan has given the contestants on American Idol a standing no.

The country music singer and judge has been ridiculed online for starting to give one performer an ovation, but staying seated when guest judges Alanis Morissette and Ed Sheeran refused to get up.

GettyAlanis Morissette and Ed Sheeran joined American Idol while Katy and Lionel were away[/caption]

ABCLuke looked like he was ready to give one performer a standing ovation[/caption]

Colin Stough covered Alanis’ classic Hand in my Pocket.

The crooner gave a showstopping performance, and fellow country colleague Luke could be seen on video adjusting his chair, pulling back and seemingly preparing to stand and cheer – something he does often on the competition show.

However, after looking at his guest judges staying put, Luke stopped and straightened up in his seat.

The Crash My Party singer was slammed in a Reddit chat room after his change of heart.

“Did anyone notice Luke rolling back his chair to give Colin a standing ovation, but then neither guest judge stood so he stayed seated?” one person asked. “Lol.”

Another fan replied: “I did notice no one gave a standing ovation until the very end, and I thought that was funny since Luke always gives a standing ovation when he’s with Katy and Lionel, lol. So it’s obvious that he only does it because the other two do it.”

One person said the star’s behavior is nothing new: “Luke has been doing stuff like that all 6 seasons. He only stands up when Katy or Lionel do.

“He also has shown tiny flashes of real good criticism towards contestants but is always too afraid to be a real judge since he just lets the other two steer the ship.”

While one person judged the judges judging ability: “Luke makes no attempt to hide his bias towards any of the country singers over other genres. Like many country fans, he has limited knowledge of anything outside of his country box.”


Regular judges Katy Perry and Lionel Richie were away this weekend to perform at King Charles III’s coronation.

They did pop in on the Top 10 from Windsor Castle in England, along with a surprise guest.

The newly crowned King Charles popped in and thanked them for their performances during his Coronation concert.

Ed and Alanis not only joined the judge’s table, they also had a special performance of their own.

Ed, 32, is currently promoting a new behind-the-scenes look at his life in a new streaming docuseries on Disney+.


With Katy and Lionel both exported to London, American Idol imported British legend Ed Sheeran as a replacement judge.

He was joined by Alanis Morissette, as the remaining contestants sang the artist’s songs.

Both substitutes charmed contestants and the audience, and many people on Twitter begged to kick Katy to the curb.

“Best judges! @lukebryan @edsheeran @Alanis,” one person tweeted. “American Idol viewers are lucky today.”

One person called Alanis a “great permanent choice.”

Another complimented: “Ed Sheeran seems to be having fun, and he seems like a really pleasant guy.”

Fans celebrated Katy and Lionel’s absence before the show even began airing.

“It will be SOOOOOO nice watching Idol tonight without having to hold the remote so I can ‘MUTE’ Perry and Richie every time they open their mouths!” one person tweeted. “Now. change those two judges out PERMANENTLY!”

GettyNormal judges Luke Bryan and Katy Perry were overseas at the king’s coronation[/caption]

GettyFans loved guest judges Alanis Morissette and Ed Sheeran[/caption]

ABCThe judges all stayed seated on Sunday’s show[/caption]

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