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Katy Perry tells American Idol contestant he is anointed after tearful performance
Luke Bryan, from left, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie participate in the "American Idol" panel during the Disney/ABC Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) - photo by Herb Scribner
Katy Perry couldnt have been more excited for a recent American Idol contestants performance.

For the show's Mothers Day Top 5 episode, participant Michael J. Woodward performed Still I Rise by Yolanda Adams. The song impressed all the judges though not enough for Woodward to make the competition finals.

Perry, who grew up in a Catholic household, used a religious term to express her joy over the song.

Youre anointed. I thought I had my emotions removed. Its so beautiful, what I just saw, she said.

The word "anointed" is an adjective form of the verb "to anoint," which, in religious circles, means to spread or apply holy oil to a person. There are multiple references to anointing throughout the Bible. It can be used in both secular and sacred circles, though.

Perry grew up as a gospel singer, according to The Christian Post. She started as a Christian music singer before she turned to pop music.

Perry has said over the years that she left the religious life. Recently, Perrys social media posts inspired rumors she may be leaning toward a more faithful lifestyle, The Christian Post reported.