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'American Idol' Reunion: Alum Reveal How Jennifer Lopez Collaboration Came Together

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March 22, 2014 AT 7:45 AM
There was an American Idol reunion on Thursday night’s results show as three alumnae from three different seasons were together again for the first time. Allison Iraheta, Pia Toscano and Jessica Sanchez provided backing vocals and extraordinary harmony for Jennifer Lopez ’ performance of her new single, “I Luh Ya Papi.” And it all began with a DM from J. Lo to season 11 runner-up Sanchez. Sanchez told the Hollywood Reporter, “She DMed me on Twitter, which was pretty insane. I thought, oh my gosh, J. Lo is DMing me!” Voicemails and texts to Iraheta and Toscano invited them to join Sanchez at Lopez’ home two weeks ago to begin rehearsals.