American Idol Contestant's Audition Interrupted By Dog Pooping On The Stage

When taking the stage on American Idol (or other singing competition series), some contestants like to add flair to their performances, usually by playing the guitar or the piano. Every once in a while, someone tries a little something new, and occasionally, they go on to regret it. I'd guarantee the latter was the case for one recent American Idol hopeful during the seemingly endless audition process. She brought her dog out, and instead of joining her for a rousing rendition of Elvis' "Hound Dog," the pet wrecked the audition by pooping and peeing on the stage. Check out the awkwardness below.

That is definitely one way to get attention from the American Idol judges without having to actually put forth any musical abilities. The contestant seen above likely thought she would be adding some visual flair to her performance by bringing her happy and scrappy dog before judges Luke Bryan, Lionel Ritchie and Katy Perry, but little did she know that the animal was going to use the stage as its personal restroom.

Hilariously, the contestant didn't get three words into her song before Katy Perry called the dog out for its shit-nanigans. The animal's duties were blocked from viewers' eyes by floating American Idol logos, which made one wonder why the producers decided to air the segment on TV in the first place, as opposed to just posting it online or something. I mean, this kind of unplanned accident obviously gets people talking (and grimacing), but since we already have four hours of American Idol to set through each week to begin with, maybe all future instances like this can be left on the cutting room floor. (Obviously next to the poop that's there.)

Unfortunately for most involved, the contestant's second and third attempts to get the song out were derailed even faster. Following that number two delivery, the dog then trotted around and started urinating almost immediately after the guitar strings were plucked again. The contestant proposed just belting the song out a capella, but not even the music-free version could be brought to life, and the audition ended with Idol crew members cleaning the stage. #LifeGoals

Incidentally, you know how when Showtime at the Apollo contestants aren't doing well, they get booed and Sandman comes out to take them off the stage? It seems like American Idol could have a good gimmick on its hands by sending a dog (or bigger animal) out to start defecating all over the place during a botched audition.

American Idol's ABC revival only started up in March, but it has already delivered a handful of bizarrely memorable moments that haven't necessarily worked in the show's favor, and Katy Perry tends to factor into them. When Perry decided to join one contestant for a bit of choreography, the award-winning pop star took a spill and gave her fellow stage-mates a different kind of show. Then she uncomfortably gave one contestant his very first kiss on the lips, which incited a small backlash hinged on whether it counted as harassment or not. (According to the contestant, it did not.) So, I guess American Idol viewers are presumably lucky that it wasn't Perry herself who copped a squat during an attempted audition.

Hopefully with some more savory acts coming up, American Idol airs on ABC on Sunday nights and Monday nights at 8:00 p.m. ET. While waiting for next week's episodes, check out the reboot's first wardrobe malfunction and then head to our midseason premiere schedule to see what new and returning shows are on the way.

Nick Venable
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