GRAMMY-nominee Mickey Guyton made an appearance on the three-hour American Idol finale on Sunday (May 23) to perform her critically acclaimed single, “Black Like Me,” alongside former Idol contestant Alyssa Wray.
Guyton and Wray delivered a goosebump-inducing duet and joined hands at the conclusion of the powerful performance.
It was a full-circle moment for Guyton, who auditioned for the show when she was just 22 years old. Her run on the singing competition was cut short however, as she was cut just before the live shows.
Click below to watch Guyton and Wray’s performance of “Black Like Me.”
The star-studded American Idol finale aired on ABC and also featured performances from Sheryl Crow, Chaka Khan, Luke Combs, Mickey Guyton, Lindsey Buckingham, Fall Out Boy, Alessia Cara, Leona Lewis and Macklemore as well as the Idol judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie.
Several contestants from the Top 24, including Graham DeFranco, Cassandra Coleman, Casey Bishop, DeShawn Goncalves, Hunter Metts, Phillip Murphy and more, returned to perform during the finale as well.