Lionel Richie got a major surprise this week on American Idol! Watch Toronto based Choir! Choir! Choir! bring contestants together to show their love for Lionel through a song.

To pull off this surprise, Choir! Choir! Choir! leaders Daveed Goldman and Nobu Adilman had to get the contestants to learn Lionel Richie’s 1983 hit “Hello” in 30 minutes. Just as Richie arrives at the American Idol audition building he is greeted by an ensemble of voices, and is overjoyed by the harmonious sound!

Watch how happy he is to see this big beautiful choir:





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