The show returned from a commercial break during its live broadcast on ABC, and it appeared as though Seacrest wasn't aware that they were live again as he stared at Katy Perry mid-conversation at the judging panel.
"We're on," Perry told Seacrest.
"Your mom's pretty," he responded.
"My mom?!" Perry reacted, bewildered. "Well, I hope the apple doesn't fall far from the tree."
"You are, too." Seacrest added. "But you're not a mom!"
"Not yet," Perry said while looking at her fellow judges, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan.
"You wanna talk about it?" Seacrest asked.
The moment, which happened during the Mother's Day broadcast of "American Idol," clearly made the rest of the judges and in-studio audience, as it was completely silent in the rest of the studio. Was this a planned gag? Were Perry and Seacrest really caught unknowingly conversing live on television?
can anyone tell what luke bryan said?