Grumpy Cat Appears on American Idol; Is This A New Low for the Show?


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Pretty much everyone knows that American Idol has experienced a significant drop off in ratings in recent years. With so many changes in the judging panel, being on the air for so long, and being upstaged by newer reality competition shows, the decreasing interest doesn't come as much of a surprise. What might surprise you, however, is that Idol is apparently so desperate for a ratings boost that Grumpy Cat was a guest star on the show on Wednesday.

Yes, Grumpy Cat. The scowling feline that has popped up in our Facebook and Twitter feeds more times than we can count appeared on the American Idol Top 6 episode and stole the show (which probably wasn't much of an accomplishment). We expect stunts like this on finale, but during the regular season? Not so much.

Even if the appearance by Grumpy Cat--who is known as Tardar Sauce by her owners and has a movie in the making--came as a bit of a head scratcher, it looks like the Idol judges had fun with it:

Check out a video of Grumpy Cat during the Top 6 episode--she certainly gives Simon Cowell a run for his money with that scowl.

Naturally, Randy Jackson had to crack a joke about Grumpy Cat. "The Dawg holding the cat! I love cats!" Jackson exclaimed. Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick, Jr. also did impersonations of the cat.

While some people loved seeing Grumpy Cat on Idol, others were a little confused:

Top 6 Recap

Grumpy Cat's appearance aside, the theme for Top 6 week was "A Little Bit Country and a Little Bit Rock 'n' Roll." Some performances that night include Jena Irene's rendition of Barracuda and C.J. Harris singing American Woman. Unfortunately for Harris, his performance wasn't enough to get him into the Top 5, as it was announced on Thursday night that he received the fewest votes.

See the moment where Ryan Seacrest announces that Harris is eliminated below.

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