American Idol paid tribute to the legacy of Queen on Sunday’s all-new reside episode, and the present introduced alongside a particular visitor to assist honor the long-lasting band — 7-year-old viral sensation Avett Maness.
Maness, a blind piano prodigy who’s talent-beyond-his-years has earned him web fame in latest months, carried out an unimaginable cowl of the band’s iconic hit “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and gained the hearts of everybody watching.
Because it seems, one coronary heart Maness apparently hoped to win particularly was Katy Perry’s.
ET spoke with Perry and her fellow judges, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie, backstage after Sunday’s present, and the “Swish Swish” singer revealed that Maness gave the impression to be candy on her after they chatted behind the scenes.
“He requested me for my quantity backstage,” Perry revealed, as her co-stars laughed. “I used to be like, ‘You are 7!’
“He is getting the digits! He is networking,” Bryan joked.
“If he is beginning off at 7, he’ll be a killer by 19,” Richie chimed in.
As for whether or not or not Perry’s finance, Orlando Bloom, has any purpose to fret, Perry quipped, “I imply, I am right down to babysit.”
“I am an important babysitter,” Perry added proudly. “I let the children eat all of the Oreos.”
As for the night time’s precise episode — which noticed the seasons High eight get whittled right down to solely the High 6 — followers needed to say goodbye to 2 extra hopefuls who battled it out however got here up just a bit quick.
Going house this week had been Alyssa Raghu — who’d beforehand been saved by Perry after singing Perry’s hit, “The One That Received Away,” — and Walker Burroughs. Like final week, the judges had an opportunity to make use of their one-and-only save this week, however opted to not use it.
“Properly, we collectively felt like America bought it proper once more,” Bryan mentioned, when requested why they did not use it.
Which means the judges nonetheless have the chance to save lots of one other singer sooner or later, because the season strikes on with Madison Vandenburg, Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon, Wade Cota, Laci Kaye Sales space, Laine Hardy, and Alejandro Aranda battling out for the victory.
American Idol, now in its reside voting rounds, airs reside, coast to coast, on Sundays at eight p.m. ET, 5 p.m. PT on ABC.