After 15 years and more shows than she can count, Candi says one of her all-time favorite moments was making one singer's wildest dream come true. Jake Simpson, a Star Search grand champion, thought he was coming on the show in 2004 to talk about his big win. But, as Jake began to perform "Isn't She Lovely," the curtains parted to reveal Stevie Wonder—Jake's music idol!
The moment before Jake turns around to see Stevie is also one of Oprah's all-time favorite moments. "He's playing, and he's singing, and then, all of a sudden, the audience sees Stevie, and they start applauding," Oprah says. "He thinks it's about him, and then he turns around!"
"It's so good," Candi says. "He thought he was getting it right there, he was like, 'Yes!'"