The American Idol judges had no idea that one contestant was just seconds away from fainting in the middle of the taping.
American Idol contestant Funke Lagoke suffered a terrifying fall during the judging round, collapsing face-first onto the stage.
Her fall brought an abrupt halt to the judges’ comments, where Lionel Richie was preparing to decide who would advance to the next round.
Fortunately, medical staff were on-site and quickly responded to Lagoke – alongside Richie and fellow judge Luke Bryan.
Lagoke suffered a split chin and was later hospitalized and treated for dehydration. She is expected to make a full recovery.
She also made it through to the next round of the competition, giving her another opportunity to achieve her singing dreams.