The singer got her moment with judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson at her Walk of Fame ceremony.
"It forever changed the course of my life," the singer shared on social media Sunday.
Caleb Johnson, winner of the show's 13th season, told Insider the "coronation" song was eventually dropped during the "American Idol" tour.
"I tend to beat myself up a lot over it," the "American Idol" alum said in a candid admission on Kelly Clarkson's talk show.
Jennifer Hudson made a surprise appearance to pay tribute to Aretha Franklin, who was posthumously awarded the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation and is the first woman to win the award.
"My heart is beating out of my chest," the champion said.
Caleb Kennedy is accused of killing a man by barreling into him with his pickup truck after using a marijuana vaping device.
A compilation of some of the worst auditions in the history of American Idol.
The Season 17 champ is accused of planting a recording device in his ex-girlfriend's dorm room.
Anderson, praised by judges as the "biggest star we've ever seen," cited personal reasons for her exit.