Katy Perry is pulling out all the stops for her new album era. The “Teenage Dream” singer performed an upbeat medley of her hits during iHeartRadio’s virtual “Can’t Cancel Pride” event Pride celebration and COVID-19 relief benefit on Thursday night.
A few hours before the iHeartRadio event kicked off, Katy teased her performance on Instagram and Twitter, captioning a clip: “Lots of things are being cancelled (rightfully so, trust!) but you #CANTCANCELPRIDE and not only that but you can’t cancel dance remixes with some of ya fav songs.” Laverne Cox and Elvis Duran hosted the live-streamed celebration, which fundraised for LGBTQ+ organizations like GLAAD, SAGE, National Black Justice Coalition, The Trevor Project, and OutRight Action International.
Katy kicked off her colorful performance by singing an up-tempo remix of her new single, “Daisies,” while laying in a pile of the flowers, before transitioning into a mashup of two throwbacks: “I Kissed a Girl” and “Peacock.” Katy also managed to squeeze in a few verses of fan favorites, “Walking on Air” and “Swish Swish,” before finishing up her performance with “Daisies.”
Fast-forward to around the 25:13 timestamp on the video above to watch Katy’s entire #TBT-worthy performance, and check out the rest of the stream to see appearances by Billy Porter, Kim Petras, Adam Lambert, Ben Platt, and more.