Ever since “I Kissed A Woman” launched her profession, smooching has turn into a everlasting a part of Katy Perry’s legacy, and whereas many males could be thrilled to lock lips with the singer, one of many guys who really obtained to needs it didn’t occur.

On Sunday, the rebooted season of American Idol premiered on ABC, and in the course of the episode, 19-year-old singer Benjamin Glaze stood in entrance of judges Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan, and Katy Perry for his audition. Of their pre-performance banter, Glaze mentioned he likes assembly women whereas working his job in retail, to which Bryan responded with a Perry reference: “Have you ever kissed a woman and preferred it?”

“No, I’ve by no means been in a relationship,” Glaze answered. “I can’t kiss a woman with out being in a relationship.”

At that time, he was beckoned over to the judges’ desk, and he kissed Perry on the cheek. The judges felt his smooch wasn’t adequate, so when he went in for a second try, Perry turned her head and made lip-to-lip contact, which despatched a stunned Glaze recoiling to the bottom. He laughed and joked it off on the time, however after the very fact, Glaze was really pretty upset. Chatting with the New York Instances, he mentioned:

“I used to be a tad bit uncomfortable. […] I wished to put it aside for my first relationship. I wished it to be particular. Would I’ve completed it if she mentioned, ‘Would you kiss me?’ No, I might have mentioned no. I do know numerous guys could be like, ‘Heck yeah!’ However for me, I used to be raised in a conservative household and I used to be uncomfortable instantly. I wished my first kiss to be particular.”

Glaze did go on to say, nonetheless, that for the reason that second gave him some additional display time on the present, he appreciates what occurred not less than somewhat: “So in that manner, I’m glad she did it as a result of it’s an incredible alternative to get my music out.” He additionally doesn’t essentially really feel that he’s been robbed of his precise first kiss:

“[My friends] agreed with me that it didn’t really matter. It was lip contact versus a romantic state of affairs with somebody you care about. That’s what an actual first kiss is.”

Watch Glaze’s audition, a efficiency of Nick Jonas’ “Ranges” that didn’t get him by to the subsequent spherical, above.

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