‘American Idol’ aired its first night of All-Star Celebrity Duets on Easter. The likes of Brian McKnight, Katharine McPhee, and Jimmie Allen all took the stage opposite the new hopefuls.
One pairing that caught our attention was American Idol alum, Katharine McPhee and Alyssa Wray. Alyssa was a bit starstruck when she met the singer/actress. She remembered how she used to watch the show as a young girl with her mother, looking up to Katharine. Now she was about to sing with her idol.
“My heart is beating so fast, I’m not gonna lie,” Alyssa confessed when she met Katharine. “Oh my gosh, no!” Katharine replied.
“I get to do a duet with Katharine McPhee!” Alyssa exclaimed to the American Idol cameras. “I would get on the bed with my mother as a young girl and I remember watching her and thinking she was this insane powerhouse,” she continued.
The two rehearsed the Whitney Houston hit, “I’m Your Baby Tonight” as their voices meshed nicely together. “I heard you didn’t really know the song which made me shed a tear because that’s how young you are,” Katharine confessed to the American Idol hopeful as she giggled.
They took the stage to perform “I’m Your Baby Tonight” in front of a live studio audience and the panel of judges. The energy was high and they were vibing! As soon as it ended, Katharine walked off the stage as Alyssa waited for her critics from the three judges. “First of all, watching you perform is like watching someone try to keep a cap on a volcano. The two of you together complimented each other so well, I’m telling you,” Lionel Richie said.
Next up was Katy Perry. “I think you’re really the first singer who held your own on stage with the other star,” she said. “You’re giving me and all the judges just star sparkle. I watched you on stage with a star be your own star and it was awesome. I loved it,” Luke Perry responded.
Watch Katharine McPhee & Alyssa Wray ‘American Idol’ Performance of “I’m Your Baby Tonight”
Tune into ‘American Idol’ Sundays and Mondays at 8pm EST on ABC.
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Courtney Rose is an Entertainment Writer at Feeling the Vibe Magazine based in New York. Pop culture and rom-com obsessed. Studied Journalism and is up to date on all the latest entertainment news. For tips or comments, email me at [email protected]