AMERICAN Idol fans have expressed concern for Ed Sheeran after noticing his seemingly odd behavior on the show.
The 32-year-old Thinking Out Loud singer filled in for Lionel Richie at the ABC singing competition this week.
While many fans praised the singer’s looks, others found that he appeared calm, gave “brief and general” feedback, and acted like he “didn’t want to be around.”
One wrote on Reddit: “Is Ed Sheeran okay?! Why is nobody talking about this? His comments were all super boring, short and general.”
“I hope he’s fine. It seemed he did NOT want to be there. We must check on him.”
Another fan added on an Instagram fan account, “Yeah I thought he seemed calm, that was weird.”
A third pointed out, “Anyone will sound boring and generic next to Alanis.” [Morissette, fellow guest judge]. She is a walking dictionary.
One user defended Ed, insisting: “Ed is fine. He’s recovering from personal troubles, but who isn’t? He’s a bit shy, very introspective guy.”
However, they added: “The idol format is not for him. He gave what was necessary.”
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They made the top 10 along with a surprise guest from Windsor Castle in England.
The newly crowned King Charles joined Katy and Lionel and thanked them for their performances during his coronation concert.
katy sarcastically thanked Ed and Alanis for “taking her job” while she was abroad.
“Oh my God. Everyone is doing such a great job,” she said while listening to the live show from England.
“And I think that’s mainly because they have really great songs to choose from. They do so beautifully with the Alanis songs and the Ed songs.”
She added sarcastically, “Thank you for taking our jobs. Bye.”
Ed and Alanis not only sat at the judges’ table, they also had one Special achievement from their own.
Ed is currently promoting a new behind-the-scenes look at his life in a new streaming documentary Disney+.
The musician also released his sixth album Subtractlast Friday.
His new album has been available since Tuesday better than the rest of the top 25 together in the UK.
The 24 albums behind him sold a total of 54,844 copies during this period.
This includes albums by Canadian singers the weekend and British rapper Nines, both in the top 5.