'American Idol' Season 18: Katy Perry compares Louis Knight to Niall Horan as he pays tribute to his mother

For this week's edition of American Idol, the contestants chose to sing a Disney themed classic as well as a special performance for Mothers Day.

                            'American Idol' Season 18: Katy Perry compares Louis Knight to Niall Horan as he pays tribute to his mother
Louis Knight (ABC)

Louis Knight continued to charm his way into our hearts on Sunday (May 10) night as 'American Idol' returned for another episode of its remote-access home edition. It was revealed that the young British lad from Philadelphia had entered the Top 7 bracket of the contest, along with talented names like Arthur Gunn, Julia Gargano, Francisco Martin, Just Sam, Jonny West and Dillon James.

This week was rather special for 'American Idol' and its contestants. The show took over from the previous timeslot's 'Disney Family Singalong' by continuing with the same theme, as each contender sang a treasured Disney classic and later performed a song for their mothers in honor of Mother's Day. Louis Knight sang 'Can You Feel The Love Tonight' from 'The Lion King', made famous by Elton John.


Louis Knight hit it out of the park with his lovely rendition, with his gorgeous falsetto perfectly complementing the harmonies provided by his backing singers. It must be said that Louis is slowly morphing into a pop star already. With his blond locks, photogenic appearance, and flair for playing to the camera, he already looks like a star straight out of a boy band like NSYNC or One Direction. Louis later followed up on that magnificent performance by singing a heartwarming song dedicated to his loving mother, 'You Got A Friend', made famous by James Taylor and Carole King.

The judges were clearly pleased with his two performances. An emotional Katy Perry noted that "Niall Horan better watch out" because it looks like the young Louis Knight will soon be stealing the thunder from the popular One Direction singer in the coming years. Luke Bryan commended him for the tenderness and dynamics evident in his sweet yet powerful voice, while Lionel Richie encouraged him to keep enjoying the ride and to stay focused on his great work thus far in the competition.


Louis Knight's fans were also thrilled after listening to his performances for the night. One fan declared, "LOUIS WAS PERFECTION, HE WAS PERFECTION WRAPPED UP WITH A BRITISH ACCEPT BOW," while another admirer said, "I said it once and I’ll say it again, LOUIS KNIGHT HAS A HEART OF GOLD."

If you'd like to vote for Louis to stay in the competition, make sure you do it soon via text message or the 'American Idol' app before the voting window closes at 9 am ET on May 11. See you next Sunday night at 8 pm ET on ABC, where we'll find out who makes it to the grand finale of the singing competition.

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