A contestant who called himself Lou Dawg was on Sunday night’s new episode of “American Idol” auditions, and he had absolutely no idea who any of the three judges were.
First, he thought that Luke Bryan was “Cry Me A River” singer Justin Timberlake, then he thought Katy Perry sang “Chandelier” by Sia. He topped it off by guessing that Lionel Richie was a guy from “Wheel of Fortune.”
Richie couldn’t believe it. “I’ve been in the business 243 years!” Richie yelled. “I was there when the dinosaurs came through.”
After the show air, Perry shared a Photoshopped photo of her, Richie and Bryan replaced by Pat Sajak, Sia, and Timberblake on the “Idol” set.
“@LukeBryanOnline @LionelRichie and I have really changed over the last 3 seasons haven’t we?” she joked.
“Personally, I think you’re all looking much better!” Sajak replied on Twitter.
Perry tweeted back, “if u mean that lemme spin the wheel Pat.”
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) March 9, 2020
Some people weren’t buying the ignorance of Dawg — whose real name is Louis Solywoda and has an Instagram following of over 160,000 people.
“He is so fake. Check his insta, he’s a model with an agent and already has a following . This is just an attempt to get more attention,” one person commented.
“I have a feeling he was paid, this was staged. Guy is an influencer and doesn’t seem to be interested in singing from what I saw before the show,” another added.
“He modeled with Gigi Hadid in 2017 and had a Instagram since 2012 I highly doubt he Doesn’t know all Celebrities,” a third said.
The episode started with Perry, Richie, and Bryan talking about her big pregnancy announcement that was made last week.
“There’s a lot that will be happening this summer. Not only will I be giving birth literally, but also figuratively to something you guys have been waiting for. So let’s just call it a double whammy,” she said on Instagram, hinting at a summer release for the full album.
“I am excited,” Perry continued. “We’re excited and happy. It’s probably the longest secret I’ve ever had to keep. I like to tell you guys everything, but I knew I would tell you in the best way, which was through a piece of music because that’s how I speak to you. That’s how we speak together with each other.”
Earlier this month, fellow “American Idol” judge Luke Bryan told PEOPLE that Perry will be a great mom.
“She’s going to be a blast to have as a mom,” he said. “I couldn’t imagine growing up in her household. Even when I talk about me and my kids, she’s checking out how I juggle the kids. We’ll see one day if it ever happens how she’ll respond, but I know she’s going to be an amazing mom.”