Video: Katharine McPhee reprises “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” on ‘American Idol’

Ten years ago, the world first fell in love with Katharine McPhee when she was a contestant, and eventual runner-up, on Season 5 of American Idol. With Idol coming to an end next month, alumni have been commemorating the show’s iconic moments throughout this farewell season.

On Thursday night, Kat made her way back to the Idol stage for a special homecoming performance of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”  Check out a video of her stunning reprise above!

Kat first performed her captivating rendition of the song during the top 3 finalists’ judge’s choice round, chosen by Simon Cowell, who dubbed it the best performance of her season.