Self-confessed snack fanatic Katy Perry praised Gabby Barrett’s performance on American Idol on Monday night and wondered what foods might have fueled her.
Gabby, a 17-year-old Pennsylvania native, was one of six contestants that had been voted into the top 10 by viewers.
The remainders were at the mercy of the judges.
Snack fan: Katy Perry asked contestant Gabby Barrett what she had to eat after her electrifying performance on Monday’s episode of American Idol
Gabby celebrated her victory with a performance of Little Red Wagon by Miranda Lambert.
‘What did you eat for dinner? Because that was so wild,’ yelled Katy.
The rest of the Idol contestants were allocated either to the ‘victory zone’ or the ‘danger zone’ depending on the public vote.
At the end of the night the judges picked: Flamboyant Texan man Adam Sanders [aka Ada Vox], Colorado teen Jurnee, Venezuelan 22-year-old Michelle Sussett and Philadelphia man Dennis Lorenzo.
Top ten: Gabby was thrilled as viewers voted her into the top 10
Food question: Ryan Seacrest watched as Gabby fielded diet questions from Katy
Victory song: Gabby performed Little Red Wagon by Miranda Lambert
Moving forward: The 17-year-old Pennsylvania native was one of six contestants voted into the top 10 by viewers
Maddie Poppe hit the stage first.
The 20-year-old Iowa native sang The Bangles hit song Walk Like An Egyptian and then walked straight to the victory zone.
Next was Venezuelan 22-year-old Michelle Sussett, who sang for survival with an original song called I’m A Dreamer.
Up first: Maddie Poppe was the first to perform and then moved to the Victory Zone
In limbo: The rest of the top 14 waited to learn if they made the top 10
Original song: Michelle Sussett performed an original song
‘I was so glad you pulled that ace from up your sleeve,’ said Katy.
‘I love this country and I’m grateful to be here,’ beamed Michelle.
Next was Compton resident Marcio Donaldson.
Good effort: Compton resident Marcio Donaldson gave it his best shot with a Nick Jonas song
Song choice: Lionel Richie, Katy and Luke Bryan were left under impressed by Marcio and his shaky song choice
The host: Ryan kept the live, two-hour show on ABC running smoothly
The 28-year-old hopeful was left in jeopardy, so he sang Nick Jonas’ Jealous.
‘I would say that’s not the strongest thing we’ve seen from you,’ said 41-year-old country star Luke Bryan.
Lionel Richie warned him that he’ll have to ‘take a lot of punches’ in the music biz.
Country star: Luke told Marcio that it wasn’t his strongest performance
‘Love you man,’ added the 68-year-old funk, soul and R&B legend.
Texas heartthrob Cade Foehner went right to the top ten.
The 21-year-old rocker’s victory song was Bright Lights by Gary Clark Jr.
Rock star: Cade Foehner was voted by viewers straight into the top 10
Louisiana teen Garrett Jacobs was in the danger zone.
He attempted to stay in the running with Creedence Clearwater Revival’s 1968 track Have You Ever Seen The Rain.
‘Way to state your case,’ said Luke, who also pointed out some pitch issues.
Danger zone: Garrett Jacobs was in the danger zone and sang some Creedence Clearwater Revival in a bid to advance
‘No matter what happens honey, I love you so much,’ consoled Katy.
Philadelphia-based 27-year-old Dennis Lorenzo sang for survival with Kate Bush’s mournful track This Woman’s Work.
‘I’m going to fight for you buddy,’ praised Luke.
Mournful track: Dennis Lorenzo sang for survival with the Kate Bush song This Woman’s Work
Arms up: The Philly singer raised his arms with Ryan after his performance
Katy agreed, calling his performance ‘brilliant’.
Jonny Brenns, an 18-year-old from Florida, sang for his life with Demons by Imagine Dragons.
‘That style of song really suits you the best,’ remarked Luke.
Survival song: Jonny Brenns took on Demons by Imagine Dragons as his survival song
‘Overnight it looks like you went to Coachella for the first time,’ added Katy.
Georgian 18-year-old Caleb Lee Hutchinson was in the top ten.
His glory song was Getting You Home by Chris Young.
Country singer: Caleb Lee Hutchinson moved into the top 10 and sang Getting You Home by Chris Young
The youngestes contestant, 16-year-old New Jersey girl Mara Justine, had to fight to stay.
She performed Rihanna’s Love On The Brain.
‘I’m still in shock that America didn’t vote you through,’ sighed Luke.
Youngest singer: Mara Justine performed Rihanna’s Love On The Brain
With hopes of making the top 10, Colorado teen Jurnee sang Never Enough from The Greatest Showman.
‘You’ve got me sold,’ Luke told the 18-year-old singer.
Philly bowling alley attendant Michael J. Woodard, 20, was voted into the next round.
Nailed it: Jurnee sang for survival to Never Enough from The Greatest Showman
His celebratory performance was Believe In Yourself from The Wiz.
‘He’s so fun to watch isn’t he,’ said host Ryan Seacrest.
Catie Turner was America’s final pick for the top 10.
Celebratory performance: Michael J. Woodard performed Believe In Yourself from The Wiz
America’s pick: Catie Turner was America’s last pick for the top 10 leaving Adam Turner aka Ada Vox to sing for survival
The bubbly 17-year-old Pennsylvanian did Havana by Camila Cabello.
That left 24-year-old Texan Adam Sanders [aka Ada Vox] in the judges hands.
He belted out Jennifer Hudson’s And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going and Katy pulled off her earrings in appreciation.
Hit song: The bubbly 17-year-old Pennsylvanian sang Havana by Camila Cabello
‘I don’t know everything, I’ve got a lot to learn but I have worked my butt off for over 10 years in the spotlight, and these gentlemen here…I think we do know talent when we see it,’ said Katy.
She then decided to make ‘an executive decision’ to send Ada right to the top 10.
American Idol continues on Sunday on ABC.
Powerful performance: Ada belted out Jennifer Hudson’s And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going
Executive decision: Katy spoke on behalf of the judges and made an executive performance to send Ada to the top 10