Even though the incredibly talented Noah Davis has been eliminated from the American Idol reboot, we're still thankful for the gift that he and Katy Perry gave to us — our new favorite phrase! The 18-year-old contestant from Arkansas impressed the panel during his audition in March and shared his excitement by uttering the word "wig" and Katy was loving it.
"Did you just say wig?" Katy asked Noah during his audition. "I know. Wig. I feel that already." Unfortunately, at the time, fellow judges Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie had no idea what the saying meant — and Katy and Noah did not want to explain. "It's not your language. It's just for us. Wig."
Surely, Luke and Lionel aren't the people out there still curious about this hysterical saying. Luckily, the "Firework" singer finally shared the secret message behind her and Noah's word.
What does wig on American Idol mean?
"It's a language that sometimes the kids and I speak. It's a little bit Internet language but basically when someone sings really well, and they SANG you know, they sing so well that the wig flies off," she told Jimmy Kimmel. "It's like if there is tape and glue because I've worn many wigs, hello blue wig 'California Girls.' But sometimes the glue is not strong enough to hold the vibrations and the wig flies all across the room. That's when you know you can really sing."
Wigs have definitely been flying off left and right during this season of American Idol, which has been beyond well-received by fans from the beginning. "Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan dancing together is everything I didn't know I needed," one viewer tweeted following the debut episode. Another added,"LOVING the new feel-good @AmericanIdol on ABC. In a world that's more divisive than ever, we're reminded of the humanity in all of us; we're given a fresh lesson in acceptance — that everyone has a story, and while the dreams we dream are free, the hustle isn't."
Be sure to tune in to American Idol LIVE Sunday, April 29, at 8 p.m. EST