The 19-year-old singing hopeful was taken off-guard after the 33-year-old singing sensation pecked him on the lips.
“I wanted to save it for my first relationship,” Benjamin told the New York Times. “I wanted it to be special.”
Benjamin then went onto say if Katie had asked to kiss before the moment happened he would have rejected her.
“Would I have done it if she said, ‘Would you kiss me?’ No, I would have said no.
“I know a lot of guys would be like, ‘Heck yeah!’ But for me, I was raised in a conservative family and I was uncomfortable immediately. I wanted my first kiss to be special.”
The moment happened after country
Benjamin replied: “I’ve never been in a relationship. I can’t kiss a girl if I’m not in a relationship.”
Katie then beckoned him over to give her a peck on the cheek.
But the Roar singer then complained that the contestant’s kiss “didn’t make the smooch sound”.
Then notably taken completely off-guard, Benjamin dropped to the floor after a second attempt which saw Katie quickly turn and plant a smacker on the lips.
Lionel and Luke who were equally shocked, high-fived Benjamin following the jaw-dropping moment.
Unfortunately for Benjamin who kissed a girl and didn’t like it, also failed to make it through to the next round with his rendition of Nick Jonas’ song Levels.