Watch Choir! Choir! Choir! Make An Appearance on American Idol

Group surprises Lionel Richie before auditions

During an episode of the new season of American Idol on ABC, renowned singer Lionel Richie got a cheery surprise from Toronto-based ensemble Choir! Choir! Choir!

For the intro sequence of the episode, Choir! Choir! Choir! leaders Daveed Goldman and Nobu Adilman were tasked with the challenge of teaching a group of American Idol contestants a composition of Richie’s 1983 hit “Hello” in a half hour. As Richie arrives at the American Idol audition building he is delightfully surprised by a group singing a beautiful rendition of his song.

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