Erika Perry says she’s known as “ET,” because she’s “extraterrestrial and completely out of this world!” After hearing her perform “E.T.” by Katy Perry and Kanye West, the judges have to be honest...they don’t really get it. Lionel Richie asks Erika: "So is this a style? Or is this a gimmick?" Will Erika's unique sound risk her chance at receiving a golden ticket to Hollywood? See more of American Idol 2021 on our official site: www.americanidol.com Like American Idol on Facebook: www.facebook.com/AmericanIdol Follow American Idol on Twitter: twitter.com/americanidol Follow American Idol on Instagram: www.instagram.com/americanidol/ AMERICAN IDOL, the iconic series that revolutionized the television landscape by pioneering the music competition genre, returns on ABC. American Idol 2021 Helping to determine who America will ultimately vote for to become the next singing sensation are music industry forces and superstar judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. Emmy® Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest continues as host of the beloved series, while multimedia personality Bobby Bones serves as the in-house mentor.