Katy Perry Shuts Down Hollywood Blvd. to Perform ‘Wide Awake’ on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’
Katy Perry is going all out to promote her new film 'Katy Perry: Part of Me.' The singer, who appeared as the couch guest on Monday night's (June 25) episode of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!,' returned to the show to perform 'Wide Awake' last night (June 26).
But instead of taking the Kimmel stage, she incorporated her performance into her 'Part of Me' premiere, where she shut down Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles to perform a medley of hits. Go big or go home, right? Try telling that to drivers in L.A.
As we mentioned previously, perry took the stage in a bra-like top that was designed to look like old school film reel canisters -- only Perry can make bras fun. Her oft-changing hair fell in loose purple waves as she sang 'Wide Awake' on a stage with cotton candy and lollipops as props. Make it "lolliprops."
Perry looked so serious, as she delivered the emotional lyrics smack dab in the middle of L.A. It's a heartwarming song and one of her best. She got her fans to wave their hands back and forth in time with her as she sang. Perry's voice was a bit shaky, as it has been during prior live performances of 'Wide Awake,' but we still loved every second of it.
We can't imagine all the man power and logistics that went into erecting a stage in the middle of a busy street such as Hollywood Blvd. What a civic nightmare for drivers, but a great performance from Perry. We're aware that she's going to take a brief retreat from music for a bit to wind down, so we'll miss her. But we have this performance to keep her in the forefront of our minds.
'Katy Perry: Part of Me' hits the multiplex on July 5.
Watch Katy Perry Perform 'Wide Awake' in the Middle of Hollywood Blvd.