“American Idol” paid tribute to the legacy of Queen on Sunday’s all-new live episode, and the show brought along a special guest to help honor the iconic band — 7-year-old viral sensation Avett Maness.
Maness, a blind piano prodigy who’s talent-beyond-his-years has earned him internet fame in recent months, performed an incredible cover of the band’s iconic hit “Bohemian Rhapsody”, and won the hearts of everyone watching.
As it turns out, one heart Maness apparently was hoping to win in particular was Katy Perry’s.
ET spoke with Perry and her fellow judges, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie, backstage after Sunday’s show, and the “Swish Swish” singer revealed that Maness seemed to be sweet on her when they chatted behind the scenes.
“He asked me for my number backstage,” Perry revealed, as her co-stars laughed. “I was like, ‘You’re 7!'”
“He’s getting the digits! He’s networking,” Bryan joked.
“If he’s starting off at 7, he’ll be a killer by 19,” Richie chimed in.
As for whether or not Perry’s fiance, Orlando Bloom, has any reason to worry, Perry quipped, “I mean, I’m down to babysit.”
“I’m a great babysitter,” Perry added proudly. “I let the kids eat all the Oreos.”
As for the night’s actual episode — which saw the seasons Top 8 get whittled down to only the Top 6 — fans had to say goodbye to two more hopefuls who battled it out but came up just a little short.
Going home this week were Alyssa Raghu — who’d previously been saved by Perry after singing Perry’s hit, “The One That Got Away”, — and Walker Burroughs. Like last week, the judges had a chance to use their one-and-only save this week, but opted not to use it.
“Well, we collectively felt like America got it right again,” Bryan said, when asked why they didn’t use it.
This means that the judges still have the possibility to save another singer in the future, as the season moves on with Madison Vandenburg, Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon, Wade Cota, Laci Kaye Booth, Laine Hardy, and Alejandro Aranda battling out for the victory.