Katy Perry was on American Idol tonight to perform chart topping hit “E.T.” with Kanye West. She pulled out all the big guns for performance, dressing up in a flashing intergalactic bodysuit, enlisting a small troupe of alien backup dancers, and stuffing the stage full of fancy props, but the performance still wasn’t much different than the video — all style, no substance.
The bodysuit seemed to hinder her movement even more than usual, and with all the theatrics everywhere things ended up looking like a Britney Spears Femme Fatale era performance. But if she was actually singing live and not miming to a pre-recorded ‘live’ backing track, then I have to give her credit for sounding great, which actually makes up for a lot of the aforementioned.
In other news, some remixers and radio stations are Tweeting that “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” will be the next single from Perry’s Teenage Dream album. I don’t think you could possible choose something better than this as the fifth Katy Perry single: It’s enormously radio-friendly, catchy, and easily one of the best cuts from the hit-and-miss Teenage Dream. I’d easily rate it as one of the best songs she’s ever done, and I don’t think a fifth consecutive number one single for Katy is out of the question now.
Check out Katy’s Idol performance and “Last Friday Night” below.