May 22nd, 2014
12:30 PM ET
After hosting "American Idol" for 13 seasons, Ryan Seacrest is ready to do some singing of his own.
On the season 13 finale Wednesday, the multi-hyphenate media personality relented to former judge Randy Jackson's persistent requests and gave the "Idol" audience a performance they'll likely never forget.
With Richard Marx's help, Seacrest crooned the singer's hit "Right Here Waiting" - and then told the audience "I apologize" when he was done.
But maybe Seacrest didn't need to feel so ashamed; "Idol" judge Harry Connick Jr. was a fan. "My prediction? You're going to have a record deal before this night over."
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