They say those that can, do; those that can’t, host.
Over the past decade, Ryan Seacrest has almost single-handedly reinvented the role of TV host by expanding his brand beyond American Idol, where he got his start in front of the camera. Of course, all of that time with a mic has only been spent introducing singers and performances – and not one of his own. That all changed last night on the two-hour finale of Idol, which drew over 10 million viewers, likely beating out the Survivor finale on CBS (after nationals are released later today). That’s probably because the show featured several all-star musicians like KISS and for the first time ever, a judges musical collaboration. And then this happened. After being introduced by Randy Jackson and his family, for the first time ever, Ryan Seacrest actually sang on American Idol. He performed “Right Here Waiting For You” with Richard Marx, a throwback to Ryan’s first concert when he was younger. Watch and listen below, but not to worry – Ryan already apologized.