Katy Perry says daughter Daisy Dove was an 'influx of love'

CARSON BLACKWELDER
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To say Katy Perry's life has changed a lot between seasons of "American Idol" would be an understatement.

In addition to dropping her sixth studio album, "Smile," in August, she also welcomed her first child, a daughter named Daisy Dove, alongside fiancé Orlando Bloom just days prior to its release.

This, of course, happened in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Now, with Perry back for season 4 of "American Idol," she told "Good Morning America" Monday that becoming a mother has impacted how she will be passing out critiques and praise for the show's contestants.

"This season is all about love and the fact that all you need is love," the "Teenage Dream" singer said. "I think, you know, as a world we've experienced a little bit of a loss of love not being able to be with the people that we love."

"And, you know, I experienced a huge influx of love when my daughter came into our lives, and so I was definitely able to give more love this season," she continued.

Perry also opened up about performing her hit song "Firework" at the "Celebrating America" special on Jan. 20, President Biden's inauguration.

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The 13-time Grammy nominee said she wanted to take part in the event for "hope and unity" because, like many families in our country, there were people who "voted on both sides" in her family.

"I was just standing there singing from love and hoping that we could all be united in the future someday because, if my family is unified, then it feels like there's been some real change that has happened," she explained.

"My parents were praying for me while I was singing and I was really appreciative of that," Perry added. "And I was doing it also for Daisy, of course."

VIDEO: Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie and Katy Perry talk about new season of 'American Idol' (ABCNews.com)
VIDEO: Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie and Katy Perry talk about new season of 'American Idol' (ABCNews.com)

As for what fans can expect from this season of "American Idol," premiering Feb. 14, Perry's fellow judges Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie teased that fun and emotional times are ahead.

Bryan talked about how he was brought to tears this season, calling it the "beauty" of the show that all of America gets to hear a contestant's story and then hear them sing from the heart.

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Richie, on the other hand, said getting the gang back together after filming much of last season from quarantine at home was a blast because "there is never a dull moment with this crew."

He also brought a pair of long, fake arms as a "substitute" for hugging people, as this isn't allowed due to production's COVID-19 precautions.

"American Idol" season 4 premieres Sunday, Feb. 14, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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