Luke Bryan and Katy Perry Bid Farewell To 2020 With Hilarious Parody Song

Everyone is ready to say goodbye to 2020, even Luke Bryan and Katy Perry!  The American Idol judges appeared during…


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December 31, 2020

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Everyone is ready to say goodbye to 2020, even Luke Bryan and Katy Perry! 

The American Idol judges appeared during ABC’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest on Thursday (Dec. 31) with a hilarious parody about 2020. 

In the clip, Bryan is seen seated at a piano with Perry laying on top. As Bryan plays, Perry adlibs lyrics about the past year.

“Is this six feet on your TV channel? Will we ever see a brighter day? 2020, you have sucked. 2021 will you kiss 2020 in the butt,” Perry sings as Bryan and fellow judge Lionel Richie laugh in the background. 


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Perry finishes her impromptu performance, which took place while filming the upcoming season of American Idol, with a desperate plea for the new year. 

“We are hoping for a brighter day. 2020, can you just go the hell away,” she sings. 

American Idol will return for its fourth season at ABC on Sunday, February 14, 2021. The upcoming season will feature returning judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, in-house mentor Bobby Bones and longtime host Ryan Seacrest.

The 49th annual New Year’s Rockin’ Eve special featured performances from Jennifer Lopez, Billy Porter, Cyndi Lauper, Nelly, Miley Cyrus, Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat, Saweetie, 24KGoldn feat. Iann Dior, Ella Mai, Machine Gun Kelly, En Vogue, Maluma, Lewis Capaldi, Brandy, Noah Cyrus, Jimmie Allen, JP Saxe, Julia Michaels and more.

Co-hosted by Ryan Seacrest alongside Lucy Hale, Ciara and Billy Porter, the live New Year’s Eve special aired live from New York City and Los Angeles on Thursday, December 31 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET) on ABC. Following a break for the local news broadcast, the special returned from 11:30 p.m.-2:00 a.m. EST for the iconic ball drop.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.