Kelly Ripa Shows Off Her 'Voice of an Angel' by Auditioning for 'American Idol': Watch

Kelly Ripa Auditions for "American Idol"
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Kelly Ripa Auditions for American Idol.

Kelly Ripa has been an actress and talk show host for decades, but now she’s pursuing a new dream—singing on American Idol.

In a hilarious clip from Live With Kelly and Ryan, Ripa boasts about her “voice of an angel,” so Ryan Seacrest runs the potential for an audition by American Idol judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan.

Ripa then walks into her audition and asks music icon Richie to hold the lyrics to her audition song, Peggy Lee’s “Why Don’t You Do Right?” After her performance, judges called her performance “interesting,” and “unique,” and handed her an expired ticket to Hollywood. Watch the adorable video below.


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