Ace Young stole the show from 'American Idol' winner Phillip Phillips by popping the question to fellow 'American Idol' alumni Diana Degarmo last night (May 23, 2012) in a move approved by head honcho Nigel Lythgoe.
Speaking to People Magazine, Young - who came seventh in the fifth season of the reality show - said "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 continued "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]." Y'see, they're just one big happy family the 'Idol' lot.
DeGarmo meanwhile commented "I actually almost got up to go to the bathroom to fix my hair, and then I just started shaking [on stage]." And how about the lovely golden ring that Young presented her with? It turns out the 31 year-old had been listening to his new fiancee carefully. "A month ago, she said, 'Gold needs to come back,'" he said. "I was like, I agree, so mental note. Her favorite thing is a sunflower and she loves yellow, so one of our dear friends [helped me] put together a ring that has a yellow diamond, a gold band and two smaller diamonds on the side that are clear, so it's like a sunflower." Phillip who?