'American Idol' Season 18: Katy Perry asked Ren Patrick to break up with her boyfriend seven years ago
Over the past seasons of 'American Idol', we have come across contestants who have met the judges before, during other public events over the years, but this time, this is something extraordinary. We meet Ren Patrick this season who was advised seven years ago by Katy Perry herself, to break up with her boyfriend.
'American Idol' returned on March 8 as it continued with the auditions in Savannah, Milwaukee, Washington, Los Angeles and Sunriver, where a whole bunch of hopeful contestants lined up to sing their hearts out hoping to get a golden ticket and begin their journey.
Among these many hopefuls was soulful singer Ren Patrick, who performed a stunning and heartfelt rendition of 'Dancing on My Own' by Robyn. Prior to her audition, Ren opens up that she recently got out of an eight-year-old toxic and abusive relationship, where her boyfriend had separated her from her family. After her relationship ended, Ren ended up moving from Los Angeles back to her hometown in Cypress, Texas.
Whew...where would we be without moms?!@RenPatrick #AmericanIdol pic.twitter.com/GCd8aWD8Ta— American Idol (@AmericanIdol) March 9, 2020
She is now reconciling with her family. Ren reveals that it was her mother's idea to take a road trip and audition for 'American Idol'. But that's not all, Ren revealed that 7 years ago when she and her boyfriend were having a fight at one of her first Hollywood parties, Katy Perry walked passed them.
After observing what was going on between them, she told Ren, "Ewww. Girl. Dump him!” Though Ren was embarrassed at that time, she reveals that she finally took Katy's advice and dumped him.
Post her performance Lionel Richie shared, "The best form of revenge is success. You’ve got an instrument, we’re gonna see just how far that instrument will take you.” Luke Bryan adds to that saying, "You’re in our little space now, and I’m very excited about that."
Perry shared that music is the best therapy: “She gets me through everything."
The judges loved Ren and gave her a ticket to Hollywood to begin her new idol journey.
Taking to Twitter post her performance, fans cannot help but rave about her voice and sharing their love for her, since she is out of her toxic relationship. "I’m sorry you were in a toxic relationship, Ren Patrick. He never deserved you. #AmericanIdol," a fan wrote.
.@katyperry convincing @RenPatrick to leave her now-ex- boyfriend ON #InternationalWomenDay2020?! Iconic pic.twitter.com/sDcruYB5a6— American Idol (@AmericanIdol) March 9, 2020
"Ren Patrick is the best storyteller in all the auditions from this season. Listening to her is like a knife in the heart #AmericanIdol," a fan shared. Adding to that another said, "Ren seems like such a sweet person and she’s so incredibly strong after everything she’s been through. Really happy she made it through to Hollywood."
"No doubt, @RenPatrick has inspired so many. & she’s only getting started. her @katyperry story was amazing. & she has a stunning voice. we love ya, ren!" a fan shared. While another wrote, "Holy flippin fork!!! Ren Patrick has an astonishing voice!!! Wow.... #AmericanIdol."
"Ren is singing from the heart & I love the journey she’s taking us on with her audition #AmericanIdol," a fan added.
'American Idol' Season 18 airs every Sunday night only on ABC. Check your local listings for more information.