Katy Perry Gave an American Idol Contestant His First Kiss. He Has Mixed Feelings About It.

From TIME - March 14, 2018

An American Idol contestant who got his first kiss from Katy Perry while auditioning for the singing competition has called the moment uncomfortable.

When Benjamin Glaze appeared in October before the judges of ABCs Idol rebootPerry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryanthe then 19-year-old Oklahoman was only expecting to perform either his self-written song Stadium or Nick Jonas Levels. However, after a joke about Perrys 2008 smash hit I Kissed a Girl led Glaze to reveal he had never done said deed, Perry ended up unexpectedly planting one on him.

I was a tad bit uncomfortable. I wanted to save it for my first relationship, Glaze recently told the New York Times. I know a lot of guys would be like, Heck yeah! But for me, I was raised in a conservative family and I was uncomfortable immediately. I wanted my first kiss to be special.

Despite his discomfort, Glaze said there has been one upside to the whole incident. It raised awareness about his music.


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