Courtesy University of Arkansas Athletics Department
FAYETTEVILLE – Former Miss University of Arkansas Ann Wizer Difani’s in-person invitation from celebrity judge Randy Jackson at a Razorback football game at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium last October will be featured in this Wednesday’s episode of American Idol on FOX. American Idol airs on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. CT.
Jackson traveled to Fayetteville to surprise Difani with an invitation to audition for the ultra-popular reality show during a presentation at halftime of the Arkansas-Kentucky football game on Oct. 13, 2012. Shortly after the presentation recognizing past winners of the University of Arkansas pageant, Jackson arrived at midfield to invite Difani to compete on the show. Difani then serenaded the crowd with an impromptu song.
Difani was nominated for the show by her husband, Jordan. Difani was named Miss University of Arkansas in 2008.