Jelly Roll rocks ‘The Voice’ stage as he replaces Katy Perry on ‘American Idol’ supports

The voice likes to finish on a high note. Top 5 finalists Nathan Chester, Asher HaVon, Bryan Olesen, Josh Sanders and Karen Waldrup sang for the crown on Monday, May 20. As they waited on pins and needles to hear the winner’s name, a star-studded group of performers took to the stage. This included country/hip-hop superstar Jelly Roll, fresh off an Academy of Country Music Awards win. With the departure of American idol According to judge Katy Perry, speculation is rife that the “Need a Favor” singer will take her place. However, Jelly Roll was all about The voice Tuesday May 21, the heavily tattooed hitmaker took the stage to present his new single, “I Am Not Okay.”

Jelly Roll raises the crowd’s ‘voices’

Last December, Jelly Roll was scheduled to take the stage during the season 24 finale of The voice. He was to sing his hit “Save Me” with Lainey Wilson. Unfortunately, the “Son of a Sinner” singer had to withdraw due to illness. So he showed up on Tuesday, May 21 to give the crowd a new lease of life – this time with brand new music.

A viewer took to X/Twitter to express their appreciation for Jelly Roll’s lyrics. “And everything will be fine with all of us,” he wrote. “Problems don’t always last. Thanks for that, man.

But what about those “American Idol” rumors?

Katy Perry has spent the last seven seasons as a judge on American idol. The “Roar” singer closed that chapter on Sunday (May 19), as Abi Carter was crowned the winner. Perry announced in February that she would not return for season 23 of ABC’s popular reality singing competition. Since then, social networks have been full of rumors regarding his replacement. And a certain name keeps coming up: Jelly Roll.

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After the GRAMMY nominee went through the Idol Ready to help mentor the top 24, many viewers asked the show’s producers to make the arrangement permanent. Jelly Roll even received support from Perry herself. And for the record, the three-time Country Music Television Award winner is all-in. I took the job and they didn’t offer it to me,” he said. Audacy K-FROG.

Still, some fans are in no rush to replace Perry. “@katyperry will be irreplaceable on @AmericanIdol,” one fan wrote on X/Twitter. “No one has been more consistent with their #love, helpful #advice and joyful #presence. We will miss you so much. #star #judge #AmericanIdol”

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