Oprah made dreams come true during her "Teen Idol Extravaganza" episode yesterday (Nov. 4). No, she didn't give everyone a car, but she did give them the Backstreet Boys -- and in some circles that's just as epic.
The "Oprah" performance was the first time all five BSB members have performed together since Kevin Richardson left the band in 2006. He returned to help sing one of BSB's biggest hits, "I Want It That Way," which spent a whopping 31 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 -- the band's second longest run after "Quit Playing Games With My Heart," which lasted 43 weeks.
Video: Backstreet Boys on "Oprah"
One lucky fan was given the extra Oprah hook-up when she was flown to Chicago under the guise of competing for the title of biggest BSB fan. When her plane landed on the tarmac, the band was there to serenade her as she walked off the jet bridge.
While all of the "Boys" look a bit older, this was a major flashback to 1999. You can tell from the way audience members sing along during the performance that they felt exactly the same way.
The performance is just a taste of what BSB fans can expect when the band hits the road with New Kids on the Block in 2011. Meanwhile, it is time to bring out the "I love you B-Rock" shirt that's been hiding in the bottom of the dresser. We are not ashamed.