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American Idol Raises Curtain on 12th Season with Cameo From WKTU’s Cubby Bryant

If you watched opening night of American Idol on Fox (WNYW), you saw the unveiling of the new look for the venerable singing competition. The 12th season introduces us to judges Keith Urban, Nicki Minaj, and Mariah Carey, while Randy Jackson and host Ryan Seacrest are the holdovers.

The two-hour premiere of the best and worst auditions began in New York (officially in Newark), and to set the scene Fox used a brief clip of WKTU veteran DJ Paul “Cubby” Bryant from his morning radio program.

Moments later Bryant and his followers took to Twitter for his “victory lap” on the popular, if not waning, show.

“OMG! You guys are amazing! I’m on @americanidol for 2 seconds and I feel the love! Thanks everybody! Seriously! Thanks for the tweets!”

Actually, it was closer to six seconds, although Bryant’s on-camera appearance lasted less than two seconds.

Photo courtesy of Bryant’s Twitter account

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