Ryan Seacrest notes all the former Idols in the audience tonight. We’ve seen Scotty McCreery and Fantasia, but there’s also Lauren Alaina and Taylor Hicks. Plus “the first American Idol couple,” Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo. Ryan brings the couple up onto the stage. These two, Diana from Season 3 and Ace from Season 5, don’t warrant a moment in the spotlight — unless there’s a proposal in the works.

Sure enough: Ryan didn’t propose to Julianne Hough, but Ace is going to propose to Diana.

“Diana — we have conquered Broadway together; we have created all your new music together. We have an amazing group of people around us, and, with the help of David Webb Jewelry, I have a way to make this fun last forever.”

Ace gets down on one knee; Diana’s hands go to her mouth.

“I love you to death. You’re my best friend. I want to make this last forever, and I will do everything in my power to have the most imaginable amazing life together.

“Diana Nicole DeGarmo, will you marry me?”

She will.

“Wow, babe! You picked a good one!” Diana says. “My make-up’s running!”

Afterwards, Hollie Cavanagh and Jordin Sparks sing a powerhouse version of You’ll Never Walk Alone, but it’s hard to follow a moment of real-life emotion.

Source : Ace Young proposes to Diana DeGarmo – USA TODAY