American Idol Fan Favorites Return For A Reunion Special
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In honor of the singing competition’s 20th season, some of the show’s biggest names will be honoring the american idol stage for The Great Idol Meeting May 2nd. Artists include: Ruben Studard, Jordan Sparks, Lauren Alaina, Scotty McCreery, David Cook, Chris Allen, Wool Hardy, Booth Laci Kaye, Maddie Poppe, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Willie Spence and Grace Kinstler.
And we live for that nostalgia. According to Deadline, which first broke the news, the singers will be paired as follows: season two winner Studdard with season six winner Sparks; Season 10 runner-up Alaina with Season 10 winner McCreery; Cook, winner of season seven, with Allen, winner of season eight; season 17 winner Hardy with season 17 Booth, season 16 winner Poppe with runner-up Hutchinson; and Spence and Kinstler from season 19.
“It’s a testament to the incredible legacy of this show that we can celebrate 20 years of american idol in this extraordinary way,” showrunner and executive producer Megan Michaels Wolflick said of the reunion. “We are thrilled to once again welcome some of our most beloved alumni over the years to reunite on the Idol Stage .”
“American Idol continues to create superstars like it has since 2002,” she added, “and bringing those Idol icons back is the perfect way to herald the next generation.”
But this is not the first time that a veteran has taken the stage. Sparks returned earlier this season to act as a mentor.