'American Idol' finale features marriage proposal

May 23, 2012 - 9:50 PM
American Idol Performances

FILE - In this April 25, 2012 file photo released by Fox, contestant Phillip Phillips performs on the singing competition series "American Idol," in Los Angeles. The "American Idol" winner will be announced May 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Fox, Michael Becker, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "American Idol" can count a marriage proposal as part of its 11-season history.

Former contestants Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo became engaged on stage during Wednesday night's finale.

Young, a season five finalist, told host Ryan Seacrest that he and DeGarmo had just moved in together. Then Young got down on one knee and popped the question to her.

DeGarmo, a runner-up in season three, tearfully accepted, her head bobbing up and down.