What a scary moment on American Idol Monday night (3/22/21).
Funke Lagoke had just finished her performance of the Hollywood Duets part of the audition process when she completely passed out and face-planted onto the floor while being critiqued by the judges.
Judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan were all very concerned for her.
Lionel Richie had barely started his stern critique when Funke fainted, and she hit the stage floor, face-first, with such blunt force that thethwackechoed throughout the Dolby Theater. This wasn’t the first time thatIdolviewers had witnessed a stressed contestant suffer a health scare, freak accident, or fainting spell during the grueling Hollywood Week process, but Funke’s face-plant might have been the scariest and most dramatic Hollywood moment yet.
A helpless Ronda was screaming, and Katy Perry was horrified, covering her face with her hands, as Katy, Lionel, and fellow judge Luke Bryan scurried to the stage and medics arrived on the scene.
More HERE and below! Scroll to 4:40 to see the faceplant.