There are certainly times when being an American Idol judge is not an easy gig. Sometimes, a little bit of honest criticism from the judges might bring a contestant’s hopes and dreams crashing down around them. As an artist herself, Katy Perry knows how fragile the performer’s ego can be, so she says that she and her fellow judges try to mix a little bit of truth with a lot of compassion and some constructive criticism. (Click on the media bar below to hear Katy Perry)
American Idol airs Sunday and Monday nights at 8/7c on ABC.