The former "Scorpion" star tries to get out the vote by pointing out that Taylor Hicks beat her on "American Idol," but Hicks claps right back.
The former "Smash" and "Scorpion" star captioned a photo of Hicks' winning moment, with her standing by his side as runner-up, by saying, "Voting matters," with an upside down smiley face. She then presented a link to the United States government's official voter registration page.
Hicks shot right back, though, flipping a smiley face of his own in response, while agreeing to her sentiment. "You're right, voting DOES matter!" he said. "But you're a little late to the party, Kat." Hicks provided a more personal link to a PSA he did for his home state of Alabama, encouraging its citizens to vote.
You're right, voting DOES matter! But you're a little late to the party, Kat 🙃 https://t.co/gefcNBfeNu— Taylor Hicks (@TaylorHicks) August 28, 2018
While McPhee has gone on to a much higher profile career since her time on the "American Idol" stage, neither of the top two finalists went on to huge success on the music charts. That honor goes to fourth place finisher Chris Daughtry, with honorable mention for country darling Kellie Pickler, who finished in sixth.
After failing to find sustainable chart success, McPhee finally broke through with a co-lead role on NBC's "Smash," and her acting career has taken the lead ever since. After four years starring on CBS's "Scorpion," McPhee recently made her Broadway debut with a four-month starring role in "Waitress."
Taylor Hicks has suffered a similar fate on the charts, and also enjoyed a successful run on Broadway, as Teen Angel in "Grease." He has continued to release albums and tour, as well as appearing on multiple television shows. His most recent gig is as host of INSP channel's culinary show "State Plate."
Fans on Twitter loved the exchange, with many declaring Hicks the winner of this shade-off. But McPhee had her defenders, as well, with both "Idol" alums getting teased and poked.
SHOTS FIRED BY TAYLOR— Hugh McIntyre (@PopBangHugh) August 28, 2018
And the winner is (again!) Taylor Hicks! pic.twitter.com/C7c1LiOorg— Lisa Iannucci (@VirginTraveler) August 29, 2018
769 views?! Looks like a super successful push. pic.twitter.com/DyaPIRvmbE— house of snarks (@houseofsnarks) August 28, 2018
I need Aloe Vera for these scorching burns 🔥— Natalie Sanders (@TheNatalieS) August 29, 2018
Well played, Mr. Small Town vs. Queen LA.— Jen Bren (@JKat114) August 29, 2018
lmao and what do you do again? don't think I've heard your name since 2006 🤔— logan (@cryptidscully) August 29, 2018
taylor hicks do not come for MY season 5 American Idol winner. #BlackHorseAndTheCherryTree #SomewhereOverTheRainbow #WhoWantsToLiveForever ain’t nobody wanna hear your spit in a harmonica. pic.twitter.com/KXp6ZIwnPp— Sal (@ciulluminati) August 29, 2018
I'd still take @TaylorHicks over you singing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" for the thousandth time.— Andrew Bernal (@AndrewBernal87) August 28, 2018
Ooo girl you just singed my eyebrows off....🔥🔥🔥— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) August 28, 2018
You’re absolutely right.. voting matters. pic.twitter.com/N3nth8poHO— Blair (@MissClemm) August 28, 2018
But I love it. pic.twitter.com/LtCvWDgIKA— Meghan Elizabeth (@BitterMeg) August 28, 2018
Its not shade if its a fact. pic.twitter.com/eSNLRg1kOx— Justin Jay, The Sunkissed (@_DubzyWubzy_) August 28, 2018
Imagine being the contestant that caused Simon Cowell to say that’s when he decided he was done with American Idol when he watched a very talented Daughtry go home instead of you.— Blair (@MissClemm) August 28, 2018
LMAO!!!!!! In all honesty I would have rather you won instead of Taylor that season, however we all know the real winner of that season went home 2 weeks before the “winner” was announced....@CHRIS_Daughtry 😍😍😍— Andrea (@NeedDDubBackRub) August 28, 2018
Who's the guy on the right?— Felix Kay (@TheFelixKay) August 28, 2018
You're pretty much irrelevant but that was a good burn.. 😆😆 pic.twitter.com/Nh03cDx8wv— #ResisterMcSister (@MarteMcLovin) August 28, 2018
Two people from the Gong Show or some shit are talking smack and this is where I stop for the night. #WTF— Johnny “The Nickname” Heck (@JohnnyHeck) August 29, 2018
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