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By Sierra Marquina

This season on American Idol judges Harry Connick Jr., Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez are given the chance to invite an artist of their choice to perform to offer their fans a new emerging artist.

Last week’s choice with Jennifer’s with Mali Music.

Mali Music performed “Beautiful” and fans made the single take over the No. 2 spot on the R&B charts overnight.

So how did Mali’s relationship with Jennifer come about?

Mali Music tells On Air with Ryan Seacrest: ”I believe it was sparked through the music, you know what I mean? With the Internet and YouTube theres always some underground artist that somebody listens to so I’m grateful to be that one for her. It gave me this opportunity, I’m glad

American Idol returns tonight with the Top 10 on 8/7c on FOX.