American Idol” viewers voted for the top three contestants on season 16 of the vocal competition this week and before the episode was over Katy Perry was brought to tears by what she called Michael Woodard’s “anointed” performance.
Woodard’s time on “Idol” was short lived as he was voted off the show this week but he would not leave without making a lasting impression on the judges. The young contestant sang Yolanda Adams’ “Still I Rise” during the Mother’s Day special as an ode to his mother.
Before the song reached its chorus, Perry was already in tears.
“I mean, you’re anointed. I thought I had my emotions removed. It’s so beautiful what I just saw between you and your mother,” Perry gushed after the performance
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