AMERICAN Idol judge Luke Bryan mocked host Ryan Seacrest for being an “easy cryer” following a powerful performance.
On tonight’s episode of the ABC singing competition, emotions were at an all-time high as Luke, 44, along with panelists Katy Perry and Lionel Richie revealed this season’s Top 16.
Ryan Seacrest was mocked for being an ‘easy crier’ on American IdolCredit: ABC
Judge Luke Bryan mocked the American Idol host for shedding tearsCredit: ABC
Rocker Wyatt Pike, 20, gave his best rendition of Kings Of Leon’s hit, Use Somebody, where he was credited for being “authentic” and having “a blast” on stage.
Country crooner Luke appeared moved as he watched the aspiring star jamming with his guitar.
Afterwards, all three judges had positive words to tell Wyatt – with Luke even praising the rest of his future career.
“One of the coolest things that’s ever happened to me is the day I realized that I could do music for the rest of my life and Wyatt I already know you will too,” he told him.
Following the critique, host Ryan joined a teary Wyatt on stage, when he quipped “don’t worry, there’s lots of easy criers in here.”
Wyatt Pike rocked out to Use Somebody by Kings Of LeonCredit: ABC
The judges praised the 20-year-old’s ‘authentic’ vocal abilitiesCredit: ABC
Katy Perry praised Wyatt for being both ‘talented and cool’Credit: ABC
The TV personality poked fun of himself – for getting misty eyed on many Idol episodes in the past.
Luke let out a boisterous laugh and agreed that Ryan was indeed an “easy crier.”
He took the mockery a step further by tweeting a picture of Ryan with red, tear-filled eyes.
“‘Easy criers in here…’ This really made me laugh because it’s true,” Luke wrote of Ryan’s emotional state.
The Live With Kelly And Ryan co-host had a good sense of humor about the comment, as he shared the photo – or meme – on his own Twitter account.
“If I was an aspiring artist and @LukeBryanOnline told me I was going to be doing music forever,” he captioned the snap.
Many fans chimed in on the friendly feud, with one saying: “Poor Ryan he can’t escape this.”
“I laughed when he said that! Poor Ryan lol,” another echoed.
As the season continues to unfold, more fan-favorite contestants will be forced to go home with eight elimination’s on tonight’s bloodbath.
Following last week’s live performances, American Idol fans were able to vote for the first results of the year.
Tonight’s episode saw the Top 24 be slashed to the Top 16, with Wyatt being joined by a talented group of singers.
He will be competing against vocalists Alyssa Wray, Graham DeFranco, Grace Kinstler, Alanis Sophia, Willie Spence and Deshawn Goncalves.
Rounding out the finalists is also Cassandra Coleman, Caleb Kennedy, Colin Jamieson, Casey Bishop, Madison Watkins, Beane, Hunter Metts, Ava August and Chayce Beckham.
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