In an entirely unanticipated twist, American Idol fans received an unexpected bonus during a recent live episode. While Katy Perry and Lionel Richie were broadcasting from the UK, they were accompanied by the freshly-crowned King Charles and Camilla. So, how did the audience react to this regal shocker? Time to delve into the realm of Twitter to uncover the truth!
Katy Perry and Lionel Richie’s Coronation Adventure
With the duo away for the coronation concert at Windsor Castle, Ed Sheeran and Alanis Morissette stepped in as guest judges on the American Idol panel. As Ryan Seacrest welcomed Katy Perry and Lionel Richie to speak to the audience virtually, they introduced their royal companions, King Charles and Camilla, much to everyone’s astonishment.
Twitter Reacts to the Royal Cameo
Unsurprisingly, Twitter was abuzz with reactions to this unexpected royal appearance. Here are some highlights:
Some viewers were disappointed and critical of the royal cameo, calling it “sad” and “trashy.” One user wrote, “The sad decline of #americanidol,” while another commented, “Charles and Camilla in American Idol shows the desperation and the state of the British monarchy trying to be relevant. This was so trashy.”
Others couldn’t help but cringe at the awkward exchange, with one user tweeting, “Just pack this monarchy thing up now, this level of cringe isn’t fair on the rest of us.” Another added, “The whole thing is so tacky…”
Queen Elizabeth Comparisons
Some couldn’t resist comparing the appearance to the late Queen Elizabeth, as one person snarked, “Queen Elizabeth would never, but what can one expect from Charles and Camilla?”
Praise for Alanis Morissette and Ed Sheeran
While some fans were unhappy with the royal cameo, others focused on the positive, praising guest judges Alanis Morissette and Ed Sheeran for their work on the show. Some even suggested that they should become permanent judges. Here’s what fans had to say:
One Twitter user wrote, “Best judges! @lukebryan @edsheeran @Alanis. American Idol viewers are lucky today.”
Another viewer praised Alanis, calling her a “great permanent choice” for the judging panel.
Ed Sheeran also received compliments for his demeanor on the show, with one fan tweeting, “Ed Sheeran seems to be having fun, and he seems like a really pleasant guy.”
Some Fans Celebrate Katy and Lionel’s Absence
Interestingly, a few viewers were happy to see Katy and Lionel away from the show, even if it was just temporary. One fan expressed their excitement, saying, “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! Now. change those two judges out PERMANENTLY!”