Awkward moment Katy Perry has NO IDEA on the lyrics to I Still Call Australia Home as she joins Miranda Kerr and Delta Goodrem on stage at the G’Day USA gala in Los Angeles
Katy Perry was literally at a loss for words on Saturday after being invited on stage to sing I Still Call Australia Home at the G’Day USA gala in Los Angeles.
The American singer, 38, joined a handful of Australian celebrities, including Miranda Kerr, Paul Hogan and Delta Goodrem, for the patriotic song, but clearly didn’t know the lyrics.
I Still Call Australia Home, written by Peter Allen in 1980, is a song about the yearning for Australian expats to return and has been used in adverts for Qantas for decades.
For many Australians, especially those living overseas, it is an unofficial national anthem.
American singer Katy Perry (second right) had no idea the lyrics to I Still Call Australia Home as she joined Miranda Kerr (left) and Delta Goodrem (centre) on stage at the G’Day USA gala in Los Angeles on Saturday.
But it was painfully obvious to everyone present that Katy, a native of Santa Barbara, Calif., was unfamiliar with the track.
The I Kissed a Girl star looked confused as she mumbled the few words she knew while glancing nervously at the other stars on stage.
In one particularly goofy moment, which aired on Sunrise Monday, Katy froze on camera as Delta shoved the microphone in her face.
During the event, Katy had the honor of presenting model and beauty entrepreneur Miranda with the coveted Excellence in the Arts award.
Prior to the transfer, the duo created a storm together on the blue carpet.
It was painfully obvious that Katy, originally from Santa Barbara, California, didn’t know Peter Allen’s iconic 1980 song about Australian expats wanting to come home.
queen of pop looked nothing short of stunning in a sparkly bralette top and flowy skirt to match.
Meanwhile, Miranda, who was previously married to Katy’s partner Orlando Bloom from 2010 to 2013, wowed in a glamorous white dress.
Her sleek strapless dress featured ruching in the front and was cinched at her waist to emphasize her toned physique.
During the event, Katy had the honor of presenting model and beauty entrepreneur Miranda Kerr (right) with the coveted Excellence in the Arts award.
G’Day USA is organized annually by the American Australian Association and celebrates Australians who are prominent in the entertainment industry in the United States.
The awards are intended to highlight film, television, music and pop culture personalities who have improved Hollywood-Australia relations.
The gala included a special tribute to Australian superstar Olivia Newton-John, who died in August at the age of 73.
The Queen of Pop looked sensational in a sparkly bralette top and matching flowy skirt