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American Idol: Katy Perry dresses as toilet paper roll as judges save Makayla Phillips into top 11

Katy Perry dressed up as a giant roll of toilet paper on Sunday’s episode of American Idol as the field narrowed to the top 11 after Makayla Phillips was saved.

The 35-year-old pop star opened the season 18 show filming at home wearing the in-demand commode commodity amid the coronavirus pandemic.

‘Just wanted to make sure that everybody has enough toilet paper at their houses,’ Katy told host Ryan Seacrest, 45, and fellow judges Lionel Richie, 70, and Luke Bryan, 43.

Toilet tissue: Katy Perry wore a giant roll of toilet paper costume on Sunday’s episode of American Idol as the results of viewer voting were announced

‘Oh, Katy,’ Lionel sighed.

‘What ply are you?,’ Ryan asked.

‘Is it like triple-ply or is it like the stuff you get when you go in a camper?,’ Luke wondered.

‘I’m not actually going to wear this the whole time. I can’t even be bothered,’ Katy said.

Top eleven: Makayla Phillips was saved by the judges as she made the top 11

Top eleven: Makayla Phillips was saved by the judges as she made the top 11

‘And I’ll send you this Luke, because I know you can use it,’ Katy quipped.

‘I need it,’ Luke joked.

Katy last week dressed up a huge bottle of hand sanitizer in the first episode of America Idol that was filmed at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Hand sanitizer: The 35-year-old pop star last week dressed up as a bottle of hand sanitizer

Hand sanitizer: The 35-year-old pop star last week dressed up as a bottle of hand sanitizer

The two-hour episode titled On With The Show: Homeward Bound opened with season 11 winner Phillip Phillips, 29, singing Home.

The top 20 performed last week from home and Ryan revealed that 10 singers would advance based on 36 million votes cast by American Idol viewers.

The judges also would have the option to save one person from leaving.

Good question: Ryan asked Katy about the ply of her toilet paper

Good question: Ryan asked Katy about the ply of her toilet paper

Appropriate song: The two-hour episode titled On With The Show: Homeward Bound opened with season 11 winner Phillip Phillips, 29, singing Home

Appropriate song: The two-hour episode titled On With The Show: Homeward Bound opened with season 11 winner Phillip Phillips, 29, singing Home

The theme for the episode was ‘Home’ with finalists choosing a song reminding them of home or was inspired by a place that they felt at home.

Makayla Phillips, 17, of Temecula, California made it the Top 11 after the judges opted to save her.

She was shown quarantining at home with her family including her mother, a little brother playing video games and her firefighter father.

At home: Makayla was shown quarantining at home with her family including her mother, a little brother playing video games and her firefighter father.

At home: Makayla was shown quarantining at home with her family including her mother, a little brother playing video games and her firefighter father.

Makayla for her ‘home’ song then performed the 2010 Miranda Lambert song The House That Built Me.

She delivered a stirring rendition of the country hit that vindicated the judges’ decision.

The first singer among the top 20 to advance into the top 10 was Louis Knight, 19, who then sang In My Place by Coldplay.

Home song: The California singer for her 'home' song performed the 2010 Miranda Lambert song The House That Built Me

Home song: The California singer for her ‘home’ song performed the 2010 Miranda Lambert song The House That Built Me

First advancing: The first singer among the top 20 to advance into the top 10 was Louis Knight, 19, who then sang In My Place by Coldplay

First advancing: The first singer among the top 20 to advance into the top 10 was Louis Knight, 19, who then sang In My Place by Coldplay

Julia Gargano was next to advance and was quickly surrounded by her family in New York City.

She gave a tour of the family home and revealed that the devastating impact of the coronavirus on New York City inspired her song choice.

Julia then performed the Billy Joel song New York State Of Mind that she called an ‘anthem’ for the city.

Anthem song: Julia Gargano performed the Billy Joel song New York State Of Mind that she called an 'anthem' for her city

Anthem song: Julia Gargano performed the Billy Joel song New York State Of Mind that she called an ‘anthem’ for her city

She earned a standing ovation from the judges and Katy even bowed down to Julia after her rendition.

‘I’m speechless. That might be my most favorite performance of the year thus far. Twelve out of 10. What a moment of elegance and maturity and class and grace and beauty. Wow. Great job,’ Luke told her.

Katy also agreed that it was one of the best performances of the season.

Standing ovation: 'I'm speechless. That might be my most favorite performance of the year thus far. Twelve out of 10. What a moment of elegance and maturity and class and grace and beauty. Wow. Great job,' Luke told Julia

Standing ovation: ‘I’m speechless. That might be my most favorite performance of the year thus far. Twelve out of 10. What a moment of elegance and maturity and class and grace and beauty. Wow. Great job,’ Luke told Julia

The episode also included virtual mentoring sessions with each judge and a music industry heavyweight providing advice to the contestants.

Katy teamed up with Charlie Puth to talk about finding an ‘artist identity’, while Luke and Darius Rocker discussed connecting with an audience.

Lionel and music legend Stevie Wonder, 69, shared advice about songwriting and working hard.

Mentoring sessions: Lionel Richie and music legend Stevie Wonder, 69, shared advice about songwriting and working hard

Mentoring sessions: Lionel Richie and music legend Stevie Wonder, 69, shared advice about songwriting and working hard

Music legend: Stevie talked about his songwriting process and being committed to the craft

Music legend: Stevie talked about his songwriting process and being committed to the craft

Jovin Webb, 29, after making it into the top 10 performed Voodoo by Allen Stone.

Katy said she ‘literally’ felt as if she were in a bar in New Orleans having an extra dirty martini when Jovin was singing.

‘And I can’t do either of those things right now. You set the scene and I escaped with you,’ Katy said.

Killed it: Jovin Webb, 29, after making it into the top 10 performed Voodoo by Allen Stone

Killed it: Jovin Webb, 29, after making it into the top 10 performed Voodoo by Allen Stone

Taken away: Katy said she 'literally' felt as if she were in a bar in New Orleans having an extra dirty martini when Jovin was singing

Taken away: Katy said she ‘literally’ felt as if she were in a bar in New Orleans having an extra dirty martini when Jovin was singing

Grace Leer, 27, who was quarantining with family in Danville, California after making the top 10 performed the Judy Garland classic Somewhere Over The Rainbow.

Jonny West, 23, after he advanced sang the popular 1983 Journey song Faithfully.

Sophia James, 20, of Long Beach, California after she advanced performed in her bedroom.

Classic song: Grace Leer, 27, who was quarantining with family in Danville, California after making the top 10 performed the Judy Garland classic Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Classic song: Grace Leer, 27, who was quarantining with family in Danville, California after making the top 10 performed the Judy Garland classic Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Eighties song: Jonny West, 23, after he advanced sang the popular 1983 Journey song Faithfully

Eighties song: Jonny West, 23, after he advanced sang the popular 1983 Journey song Faithfully

She delivered a unique spin on the 1963 song In My Room by The Beach Boys.

Katy afterward said the performance was ‘upper echelon’.

Arthur Gunn, 23, of Wichita, Kansas, sang a reggae rendition of the beloved 1971 John Denver song Take Me Home, Country Roads.

Bedroom song: Sophia James, 20, of Long Beach, California after she advanced performed the 1963 song In My Room by The Beach Boys in her bedroom

Bedroom song: Sophia James, 20, of Long Beach, California after she advanced performed the 1963 song In My Room by The Beach Boys in her bedroom

Regga rendition: Arthur Gunn, 23, of Wichita, Kansas, sang a reggae rendition of the beloved 1971 John Denver song Take Me Home, Country Roads

Regga rendition: Arthur Gunn, 23, of Wichita, Kansas, sang a reggae rendition of the beloved 1971 John Denver song Take Me Home, Country Roads

Just Sam, 21, of the Harlem area of New York City was all alone in Los Angeles when she learned that she made the top 10.

She stayed in California after the coronavirus pandemic shut down production because she did not want to risk getting her grandmother sick.

She then poured her heart into a rendition of Grandma’s Hands by the late Bill Withers who died age 81 on March 30 in Los Angeles.

Grandma song: Just Sam poured her heart into a rendition of Grandma's Hands by the late Bill Withers

Grandma song: Just Sam poured her heart into a rendition of Grandma’s Hands by the late Bill Withers

Dillon James, 26, of Bakersfield California after advancing sang the Beatles song Yesterday.

Francisco Martin, 19, of San Francisco got the last spot in the top 10.

He sang the James Arthur song Falling Like The Stars that made Katy emotional.

Beatles song: Dillon James, 26, of Bakersfield California after advancing sang the Beatles song Yesterday

Beatles song: Dillon James, 26, of Bakersfield California after advancing sang the Beatles song Yesterday

Overcame anxiety: Francisco Martin, 19, of San Francisco got the last spot in the top 10 and sang the James Arthur song Falling Like The Stars that made Katy emotional

Overcame anxiety: Francisco Martin, 19, of San Francisco got the last spot in the top 10 and sang the James Arthur song Falling Like The Stars that made Katy emotional

‘It was hormones, but real believability, too,’ Katy said.

It was the end of the journey for Aliana Jester, Cyniah Elise, DeWayne Crocker, Jr., Faith Becnel, Franklin Boone, Kimmy Gabriela, Lauren Spencer-Smith, Nick Merico and Olivia Ximines.

American Idol will return next week on ABC with viewer voting determining the top seven.

Real believable: 'It was hormones, but real believability, too,' Katy told Francisco

Real believable: ‘It was hormones, but real believability, too,’ Katy told Francisco

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