Katy Perry attempted to end any rumors of a feud between her, Madonna and Lady Gaga on Monday’s episode of American Idol.
The 33-year-old pop music doyenne waxed lyrical about both artists when asked who she would like to perform with in a duet.
‘Of course I’ve been a longtime fan of Madonna, but I love Gaga so much, I think she is such a beautiful, mystical, magical woman and I’d love to share the stage with her some time,’ gushed the I Kissed A Girl songstress.
No feuding: Katy Perry shut down any notion of feuding between herself, Madonna and Katy Perry on Monday’s episode of American Idol
Her speech was part of the All Star Duets portion of the ABC singing competition show as 12 singers from the top 24 teamed with some famous guest musicians.
Five of the dozen contestants were sent home: Trevor McBane, 22; Dominique, 26; Layla Spring, 16; Brandon Diaz, 21, and Kay Kay, 18.
The first duet of the night was quirky 17-year-old Catie Turner with 34-year-old Fresh Eyes singer Andy Grammer.
They did his 2014 song Good To Be Alive [Hallelujah].
Candid talk: The pop star praised Madonna and gushed about Lady Gaga
‘You are such a natural,’ Katy told the Pennsylvania native, while praising her harmonies.
‘You killed it,’ agreed 68-year-old Lionel Richie, who is judging Idol for the first time this season.
Former rodeo man Cade Foehner, a 21-year-old Texan, joined British star Bishop Briggs for the INXS hit Never Tear Us Apart.
Duet night: Catie Turner opened the show with a duet with Andy Grammer
‘He is the long-locked lover who has enchanted everyone, he has really sparkly green eyes,’ cooed Bishop, a 25-year-old Londoner who was charmed when Cade called her ‘ma’am’.
‘This is a whole new world for me,’ she squealed.
‘Put the tickets on sale, man,’ raved Lionel after their performance.
Rocking out: Cade Foehner and British star Bishop Briggs teamed up for the INXS hit Never Tear Us Apart
Katy warned Cade not to ‘Pied Piper it off the cliff,’ because he ‘really has it’.
Bubbly 16-year-old Layla Spring was teamed with country duo Sugarland for their track Stuck Like Glue.
‘I just want to jump off the stage and crowd surf or something,’ yelled Layla in her thick Kentucky accent.
Teen talent: Layla performed Stuck Like Glue with Sugarland
‘You handled yourself as if you’d been there forever,’ commended Lionel.
Dominique, a 26-year-old legal assistant from Alabama, belted out Wake Me Up with 39-year-old Good Things singer Aloe Blacc, real name Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins III.
‘Everybody is showing up!’ exclaimed Katy, while judge Luke Bryan praised Dominique’s versatility and called him ‘a world class singer’.
Hit song: Dominique and Aloe Blacc sang Wake Me Up together
Brandon Diaz, a 21-year-old Virginia resident, did the enormously popular Spanish track, Despacito, with 39-year-old Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi.
‘It’s a tough song, even for Spanish speakers, but I believe in him,’ said Luis, who was pleased with the result.
‘You nailed it, man,’ he said afterward.
Spanish language: Brandon Diaz broke out his Spanish for Despacito with Luis Fonsi
Kay Kay, an 18-year-old New Hampshire gal, joined 49-year-old pro Pat Monahan.
They did Dive By, a hit from Pat’s band Train.
‘Great job, Pat is a monster, I think it was maybe a little outside of your comfort zone,’ remarked Luke, a 41-year-old country star.
Tough song: Kay Kay was teamed with Pat Monahan from Train
Bishop Briggs then returned, with bearded Oklahoma goat farmer Trevor McBane.
Trevor, 22, nailed River with the British pop star.
‘You went up on the Bishop!’ grinned Lionel.
Singing superstar: Lionel Richie loved their performance
Luis Fonsi then did Bonnie Raitt’s I Can’t Make You Love Me with 22-year-old Michelle Sussett, who has Venezuelan heritage.
‘It’s my favorite song,’ said Luis, who collaborated with Demi Lovato for his track Échame la Culpa.
‘I feel like a fan watching you guys,’ said Luke.
Rising star: Michelle Sussett joined Luis for a song also
Andy Grammar returned with 18-year-old Floridian Jonny Brenns.
They did Andy’s 2014 hit Back Home.
Luke said he’d love to spend a week with Jonny to ‘polish up’ his stage presence.
Stage presence: Jonny Brenns needed to work on his stage presence
‘Maybe take a couple of like undercover ballet classes, or like a little bit of movement classes,’ suggested Katy.
Dennis Lorenzo, a 26-year-old Philly man, teamed with his personal idol – soul singer Allen Stone.
‘He’s got the vocal chords of a flock of beautiful doves,’ Allen said of Dennis, who used to be homeless.
Personal idol: Dennis Lorenzo sang with his personal idol Allen Stone
They sang Dennis’ audition song Unaware, which is by Allen.
‘I believe that Dennis is the next American Idol,’ raved 31-year-old Allen, who began singing in his father’s church.
Patrick Monahan returned with smiley bowling alley attendant Michael J. Woodard for the Train song Angel in Blue Jeans.
Smooth voice: The singer was praised for his vocal ability
Michael probably had the line of the night as he said during rehearsal with the Train singer that he was ‘just as good as Google said he was’.
‘You are really rising to the occasion my friend,’ Lionel told the likable 22-year-old Philadelphia singer after their duet.
‘You are such a beautiful chameleon,’ beamed Katy.
Joint effort: The Train singer also was teamed with Michael J. Woodard
Good one: Michael said the Train singer lived up to his Google search
Sugarland’s second song was Stay with 17-year-old Pennsylvanian Gabby Barrett.
‘She’s just darling and so talented,’ said Jennifer Nettles, the female component of Sugarland.
‘I don’t know if we’ve seen somebody today, nail it from top to bottom like that,’ said Luke.
American Idol returns on Sunday on ABC with the other dozen singers who reached the top 24 performing solo.
Nailed it: Gabby Barrett nailed her duet with Sugarland