The U.S. has failed us, Katy Perry tells 'American Idol' auditionee

Trey Louis, 21, survived a high school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, in 2018, when a gunman killed eight students and two teachers.

He moved "American Idol" judges to tears in an audition that aired Sunday.

Trey Louis sang a heartfelt rendition of “Stone” by Whiskey Myers for Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie.

"You got the perfect voice," Bryan told Louis.

"In May 2018, a gunman walked into my school," Louis told the judge

"I was in art room one. He shot up art room two before he made his way to art room one. Lost a lot of friends. Eight students were killed, two teachers were killed"

Richie let out a sigh and appeared to wipe away tears. Perry broke down, sobbing into her hands.

Our country has ... failed us,” she yelled,

Two of his teachers and two of his classmates, including Christian, did not make it out alive, Louis said.

"We have tolerated this for so long, for too long. It’s become a norm," Richie said.