WATCH: Gospel singer Yolanda Adams shines in show-stopping ‘American Idol’ duet with Michael Woodard

 American Idol finale (Photo Credit: ABC/Screen caputure/EEW Magazine

American Idol finale (Photo Credit: ABC/Screen caputure/EEW Magazine

Article By Tessa Wilson // EEW Magazine Entertainment

When a veteran and a newcomer get together on stage for one of America’s biggest singing competitions, sparks fly.

Michael Woodard, we’re going to let you finish but… Ms. Yolanda Adams rocked the stage on American Idol.

When the 56-year-old GRAMMY® Award-winning gospel vocalist sang a duet of “What The World Needs Now” with the Top 5 former contestant on the May 21st finale, more than the veteran singer’s pants suit shined.

While both of the gifted singers’ voices blended well together, the strength of Adams’ big voice stole the spotlight, as her passion and anointing took things to the next level. Woodard didn’t mind her overpowering presence and seemed absolutely thrilled to be singing alongside the gospel legend.

 Michael Woodard and Yolanda Adams (Photo Credit: ABC/Eric McCandless)

Michael Woodard and Yolanda Adams (Photo Credit: ABC/Eric McCandless)

The talented 20-year-old is a longtime fan of Adams. In fact, he delivered an emotional and stirring rendition one of her many hits songs, “Still I Rise,” during the competition.

Watch the performance below.