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In a sneak peek of season three, the "American Idol" judges smell propane during auditions.

'American Idol' Auditions Were Halted By a Possible Gas Leak

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By Nicole Caropolo

When you try out for a talent competition, nerves and excitement are expected. A gas leak is definitely not.

A sneak peek clip has been recently released by People's Magazine of the season's second round of auditions for "American Idol." While the judges, Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan, are sitting behind their table, Perry asks if anyone smells gas.

As the clip continues, it shows the the judges, contestants and crew being evacuated from the building as firefighters arrive in order to investigate the situation.

The video below is from Access Hollywood discussing the original clip.

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Katy Perry Was the First To Notice

Katy Perry was the first "American Idol" judge to acknowledge the smell of gas.
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Perry was the first one to acknowledge the smell. In the clip, she asked, "Do you guys smell gas?" Bryan confirms that he can smell propane in the room. Perry continues to talk about it, calling it "pretty intense." Richie said that there could be a "slight leak."

As they alert the crew, it's clear that there are possibly dangerous fumes in the air. Perry said that the smell was giving her a headache. As she got up to leave the table, she said, "Oh, it's bad. It's really bad!"

The Building Was Evacuated

Firefighters arrived while people were evacuated from the building.
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The preview continues to depict more and more chaotic scenes as the crew lets everyone know that there is a gas leak and they had to exit the building immediately.

As sirens fill the air, a crew member said to the room of contestants, "I need everyone to get up and follow me as quickly as possible."

From there, we see the chaos continue outside as Richie said that he can still smell the gas.

He said, "Wow, you can smell it, right? Holy crap!"

Katy Perry Collapsed To the Ground

Katy Perry collapsed to the ground after saying that she didn't feel well.
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The situation was clearly not a drill and was being taken very seriously.

Bryan stressed the reality of the situation and said, "This is not a joke. There really is a gas leak."

While everyone was concerned and confused, Perry continued to feel ill due to the smell. At the very end of the video, we see the singer collapse to the ground after she said, "I'm not feeling good." At this time, we are unsure of the treatment that Perry received after she fell.

Watch the Episode on Sunday

The next episode will give us more details about the possible gas leak.
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We hope to find out more details about the situation and about Perry's fall on the next episode of "American Idol" that will air this Sunday, Feb. 23, on ABC at 8 PM ET.

The upcoming episode will be the second round of auditions for season 18. The auditions will continue for the following three weeks, with the last auditions set to air on March 15.

For more information about "American Idol," the contestants and the schedule check the ABC website.

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