When singer Wade Cota took the stage to perform "All I Want" by Kodaline, Perry and Cota's mother caught all the feels. The contestant revealed earlier this season that he grew up in an abusive household and is now focused on providing for his mother.
"My mom still works full-time, she takes care of everything and everybody all the time and all I want to do is take care of her," he said.
After his performance, Cota's mother joined him on stage and Perry wiped tears away while declaring, "We may have found you but tonight you found you."
Cota wasn't the only singer in the top 20 to get Perry's attention. When Alejandro Aranda performed a version of Post Malone's "Fall Apart," the Idol judge said she wished her fiance, Orlando Bloom, was with her. "I want my boyfriend here, I want a glass of wine in my hand and I want to watch the show," she exclaimed.