American Idol contestant Dimitrius Graham,27 from Baltimore makes Katy Perry sob on the sets. He said before his performance that his ailing mother called to inform him that she was having surgery next day. He was sad that he won’t be able to be beside her.
American Idol however loves to show the emotional side of every situation. He asked the judges if he could Face Time her. Judge Katy Perry took the phone and wished Graham’s mother well. She then turned the camera to the stage so his mom could watch Graham’s performance. He sang cappella version of Bette Midler’s “Wind Beneath My Wings.” Perry could hardly raise her head, opting instead to openly weep into one hand as she held the phone with the other.
“Hi, mama,” Perry said, as Bryan and Richie crowded around next to her. “Lorraine, we believe with you for tomorrow that you’ll be safe and protected, and the angels are around you. Speaking of an angel, your son is about to sing and we want you to be a part of this moment.”
Katy was sobbing as the performance was going on and even grabbed a tissue. Lionel Richie cheered on the phone yelling his mother, “Your boy did it, sweetheart. Your boy did it.”