May 22, 2014 10:56 AM EDT

‘American Idol’ host Ryan Seacrest surprised fans of the show during the Season 13 finale by finally taking to the mic and giving everyone a taste of his singing voice.

After his mother revealed that Seacrest is a big Richard Marx fan, the host performed some lines from Marx’s “Right Here Waiting For You.”

The surprises didn’t end there though, as Seacrest was joined on stage by Marx himself, which led Harry Connick Jr. to joke that Seacrest could have a record deal before the night was through.

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