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‘American Idol’: Mass. resident ‘slayed’ Katy Perry’s song in audition 3/27/2023 Taylor Sanzo,

Katy Perry asked a Massachusetts resident to sing her own song, “Firework,” during her audition of “American Idol” on Sunday.

Sierra Harris, of Lexington, walked into her audition ready to perform, originally singing “Barracuda” by Heart. Judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan looked impressed, but noted that the song was too “tough to get a read.”

Perry asked Harris to sing Firework instead for her audition. After hearing her sing, Perry said “I take that back,” jokingly.

“I wanted you to sing Firework because that’s a challenging song to sing and you slayed that,” Perry told her.

Despite how impressed judges were with Harris, they warned her to “get serious.”

“I love to be out there with my performance because that’s who I am as a person,” Harris told judges. Now judges urge Harris to “determine who you want to be.”

All three judges eventually gave Harris a yes and sent her off to Hollywood with a gold ticket.

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