Paula Abdul, Katy Perry, Randy Jackson

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AMERICAN IDOL - ABC’s “American Idol” stars Ryan Seacrest, Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, Luke Bryan. (ABC/Gavin Bond)

AMERICAN IDOL – “515 (Disney Night)” – The iconic Disney Night tradition continues as “American Idol” returns for a magical night of pixie dust-powered performances and surprise guests live on the “Idol” stage. Award-winning actor and singer Derek Hough will mentor the Top 10 contestants from the Disneyland Resort in California as they prepare to perform beloved Disney tunes in hopes of securing America’s vote. “American Idol” airs LIVE SUNDAY, MAY 1 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (ABC/Raymond Liu) LIONEL RICHIE, KATY PERRY, LUKE BRYAN

AMERICAN IDOL – “515 (Disney Night)” – The iconic Disney Night tradition continues as “American Idol” returns for a magical night of pixie dust-powered performances and surprise guests live on the “Idol” stage. Award-winning actor and singer Derek Hough will mentor the Top 10 contestants from the Disneyland Resort in California as they prepare to perform beloved Disney tunes in hopes of securing America’s vote. “American Idol” airs LIVE SUNDAY, MAY 1 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (ABC/Raymond Liu) KATY PERRY

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Paula Abdul is again! The 59-year-old returned to the American Idol stage on Monday for a particular reunion episode and bought teary-eyed, reflecting on her time on the present (she was a choose from the present’s inception in 2002 to 2009). “I’m most proud, most humbled by having an expertise of a lifetime,” she advised host Ryan Seacrest after he requested her the way it felt to be again. “I’m crying seeing all of the contestants who're like my infants. It’s lovely,” she mentioned as she appeared over previous contestants like Ruben StuddardJordin Sparks, and extra who additionally made their return for the particular episode.

Paula Abdul, Katy Perry, Randy Jackson
Paula Abdul & Randy Jackson returned to the ‘American Idol’ stage for a reunion, co-hosting with present choose Katy Perry (ABC).

The “Chilly Hearted” singer came back to her seat together with one other former choose, Randy Jackson. Paula was a choose from seasons 1-Eight whereas Randy was on the present from seasons 1-12. Their different former co-judge, Simon Cowell, was not current for the particular.

Paula took her seat subsequent to Katy Perry, who's a present choose on the present, together with Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan. Among the many contestants who returned had been, along with Ruben and Jordin, Scotty McCreery, David Cook dinner, Lauren Alaina, Kris Allen, Maddie Poppe, Laine Hardy, Willie Spence, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Grace Kinstler, Laci Kaye Sales space, who all carried out duets. 

One massive pleased #Idol household collectively once more!

Welcome again @YO_RANDYJACKSON & @PaulaAbdul!#IdolReunion #AmericanIdol pic.twitter.com/QJpJablDAD

— American Idol (@AmericanIdol) May 3, 2022

The particular reunion present comes after the present Idol contestants celebrated Disney Night! The evening kicked off with the women of season 20 performing “We Don’t Speak About Bruno” with Adassa from Encanto. Fellow Encanto star Rhenzy Feliz and the boys of Idol be part of them within the latter half of the efficiency. Derek Hough is serving as the highest 10’s mentor for Disney Evening.

The present then narrowed down the contestants from the highest 10 to the highest 7. After nearly 20 million votes, the primary singer to make the highest 7 is Leah Marlene. Jay Copeland, Noah Thompson, Fritz Hager, HunterGirl, and Nicolina had been the following names to be known as. The ultimate spot went to Christian Guardino!

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