THE Masked Dancer unveiled Jordin Sparks as the Exotic Bird during Wednesday’s episode.
The emotional reveal created an American Idol reunion with judge Paula Abdul.
Jordin was unmasked during Wednesday’s episode of The Masked DancerCredit: Fox
The unveiling marked an American Idol reunion for Paula and JordinCredit: Fox
Jordin, 31, memorably won American Idol during its sixth season and became the show’s youngest winner at just 17.
Paula, 58, freaked out when Jordin’s identity was revealed during the latest episode of The Masked Dancer.
After she was unmasked, Jordin said: “They told me that you were going to be on here and I was like, ‘Paula knows me. She knows how I am on stage so she’s going to know me.’”
Paula then congratulated her, while fellow panelist Ken Jeong said America is “getting goosebumps” from the reunion with Jordin and Paula.
Jordin said she was so happy to “showcase her talent in a different way,” while she was also able to prove to her son that “it’s cool to do things that scare you sometimes.”
Jordin said she wanted to ‘showcase her talent in a different way’Credit: Fox
Paula said she was ‘so happy’ for Jordin and all her ‘success’Credit: Fox
She shares two-year-old son Dana Isaiah Thomas Jr. with husband Dana Isaiah.
The Battlefield singer then told Paula: “I want to hug you but I know I can’t!”
Paula responded: “I’m so happy for you for all of the success in your career. I love you!”
In addition to Paula, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson also served as judges when Jordin competed on American Idol in 2007.
Jordin beat out runner up Blake Lewis and third place winner Melinda Doolittle as she was crowned the winner of the singing competition show.
She became the youngest winner of American Idol in 2007Credit: Getty Images – Getty
Jordin said she joined the dance show to prove to her son that ‘it’s cool to do things that scare you’
She shares her son with husband DanaCredit: Getty Images
Before Jordin’s identity was revealed, the panel of judges each took turns guessing who was behind the mask.
While Ken guessed it was fellow American Idol alum Jennifer Hudson, Brian Austin Green said he thought it was Ashley Graham.
Both Paula and Ashley Tisdale correctly guessed that Jordin was the contestant.
Paula correctly guessed that it was Jordin under the maskCredit: Getty Images – Getty
The singer is the sixth contestant to be eliminated from The Masked Dancer.
During the third episode, kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart was revealed to be competing as Miss Moth.
Meanwhile, singer Brian McKnight was then unmasked after he was eliminated while competing as The Cricket.
Last week, Jersey Shore Vinny Guadagnino was revealed as The Hammerhead.
The singer was the sixth person eliminated on the showCredit: Fox