How Ace Young Planned To Pop The Question To Diana DeGarmo

For a lot of people, this moment was as exciting as crowing the new winner of ‘American Idol': Ace Young’s proposal to Diana DeGarmo! If you missed it, you can watch the video of it below. Ace later shared how he planned his surprise proposal on live TV with People.

“I called [producer] Nigel [Lythgoe] directly last week and said, ‘I want to do this. I’m going to do this. Is there any way I could do it at the show?’ He said ‘Yes, I’m not going to tell anybody until the day of … [and] I want you to figure it out with Ryan [Seacrest].”

And it almost didn’t work: Diana almost wasn’t in her seat at that moment!

“I actually almost got up to go to the bathroom to fix my hair,” she said, laughing. “And then I just started shaking [on stage].”

The joys of live TV! Congratulations to Diana and Ace.




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