AMERICAN Idol has returned to screens for its 20th season in 2022.
On Sunday, March 20, the judges and a former contestant were shocked at one of the people auditioning.
American Idol: Who is Nadia Turner's daughter Zaréh?
Zaréh Isa is a 21-year-old stylist and singer based in Los Angeles.
Her audition on American Idol earned her a standing ovation from all three judges, each a master of their genre: Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Byran.
In February of 2022, Zaréh released her first two singles: You Do Something To Me and I'm Not Ready For Love.
She and her mother, Nadia Turner, worked on the former together.
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Who is Nadia Turner?
Nadia Turner is a former American Idol contestant herself – a Top 10 Finalist from season four, to be exact.
Born on January 11, 1977, Turner was a Miami Dolphins cheerleader in the 1990s who sang to former President Bill Clinton at the 26th G8 Summit in 2000.
Her daughter, Zaréh, surprised Turner with her own American Idol audition in 2022.
She blindfolded her mother and brought her to the show, under the ruse of a spa day.
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For Zaréh's audition, she wore the same top her mother wore during her audition in 2005.
Host Ryan Seacrest helped with the surprise, welcoming Turner inside to watch her daughter perform.
"It's such a wonderful, heartfelt story on the 20th season of American Idol to have this come full circle," said judge Lionel Richie, per People.
How can I watch American Idol season 20?
The 20th season of American Idol premiered on February 27, 2022, at 8pm ET via ABC.
Each episode is also available for streaming on Hulu and the ABC website and app.
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