'Idol' alum David Archuleta surprises viral crying fans during 'Great Idol Reunion'

American Idol opened up the "Idol Yearbook" Monday night to celebrate their 20th anniversary with "The Great Idol Reunion," which brought back Idol veterans like Justin Guarini, Jordin Sparks and Ruben Studdard, among others, Ryan Seacrest's blonde tips, and legends like Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson.

One of the most memorable contestants from the past, William Hung, who went viral before "going viral" was even a thing with his spirited rendition of Ricky Martin's "She Bangs," also made an appearance Monday, which Katy Perry was extremely delighted over.

Speaking of going viral, back in 2008, a video of four David Archuleta fans sobbing uncontrollably over Archuleta's loss to David Cook during the Season 7 finale made the rounds. And on Monday, the four, now women, stood on the stage calm, cool and collected.

No tears were shed when Archuleta surprised his superfans on stage, but the girls were still all smiles, as Archuleta, who is recovering from vocal surgery, shared, "I have been using my phone to talk for the last two months. Thanks for creating such a fun and memorable moment for me and for everyone else. Sorry I didn't win."

Video Transcript

- I have a surprise for you.

- Still fans. Oh god.

- [LAUGHS]

- No way!

[CHEERING]

- [INAUDIBLE].

- Hi!

- Oh my god.

- David Archuleta, everybody.

KYLIE MAR: "American Idol" opened up the Idol Yearbook Monday night to celebrate their 20th anniversary with the great idol reunion which brought back idol veterans like Justin Guarini, Ryan Seacrest's blonde tips and legends like Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson.

- To see, like, I'm crying seeing all the contestants who were like my babies, babies.

KYLIE MAR: One of the most memorable contestants from the past, William Hung, who went viral before going viral was even a thing, also made an appearance Monday.

ANDREW HUNG: (SINGING) She bangs, she bangs, oh baby. Oh, she bangs, I go crazy 'cause she looks like a flower but she stings like a bee like every girl in history.

KYLIE MAR: And speaking of going viral, back in 2008, a video of for David Archuleta fans sobbing uncontrollably over Archuleta's loss to David Cook during the season seven finale made the rounds. But on Monday, the four, now woman, stood on the stage, calm, cool, and collected.

- And they're here with us tonight. And are you still fans of David?

- Yeah.

- [INAUDIBLE].

- We still listen to his music and keep up with him online and everything.

- No tears were shed when Archuleta surprised his super fans on stage, but the girls were still all smiles.

- He just had some vocal surgery, so he cannot sing tonight. But you do have a message you want to play for all of us.

DAVID ARCHULETA: Right, Ryan. It's great to see you again and everyone. I have been using my phone to talk for the last two months. Thanks for creating such a fun and memorable moment for me and for everyone else. I'm sorry I didn't win.

[LAUGHTER]

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