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Katy Perry Opens Up About Learning from Failure & Staying Authentic

Katy Perry Opens Up About Learning from Failure & Staying Authentic

Katy Perry graces the cover of Parade, out now.

Her American Idol co-stars Ryan Seacrest, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie are also featured in the cover story.

Here’s what the 33-year-old Witness singer had to say…

On what she’s searching for on Idol: “There are a lot of good voices out there. It’s not just about a singing voice. It’s an ‘it’ factor. It’s a combination of things.”

On how failure fuels her: “I’m learning all the time; everything turns into a lesson for me. I’m starting to realize that, after doing this a decade and reaching the highest heights, nobody is going to hit the bull’s-eye every single time.”

On the advice she received from Alanis Morissette: “If you look at your career as a graph chart, don’t get hung up on all the highs and lows. It’s about staying on the graph and making sure every move is authentic.”

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Photos: Parade Magazine
Posted to: American Idol, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan, Ryan Seacrest

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  • Reilly

    You can use many words to describe Katy but authentic is not one of them. Just look at all the things she’s did over the year to get attention and every time she was adamant that was the real her until the next one came along.

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