'Below Deck Sailing Yacht' Gets a Surprise Guest With 'American Idol' Alum Justin Guarini

Tatayana Yomary - Author

Apr. 25 2023, Published 11:02 a.m. ET

Justin Guarini at the 2017 Tony Awards
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Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers for the April 24 episode of Below Deck Sailing Yacht.

Since 2019, Bravo fans with an affinity for yachting and travel have marveled at Below Deck Sailing Yacht, a spinoff of the OG series, Below Deck.

Below Deck Sailing Yacht features Captain Glenn Shepherd at the helm while he leads his team across picturesque locations in the Mediterranean and beyond.

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Over the years, viewers have watched many famous faces appear as charter guests across the Below Deck franchises — from Jemele Hill to Cynthia Bailey.

This time around, the Below Deck Sailing Yacht crew is spending a few days with American Idol royalty, Justin Guarini.

Here’s the 4-1-1 on Justin Guarini’s visit.

Justin Guarini on the red carpet for NYCLU's 12th Annual Benefit Concert: "Broadway Stands Up For Freedom"
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Justin Guarini visited the 'Parsifal III' charter for a vacation in Corsica on 'Below Deck Sailing Yacht.'

On the April 24 episode of Below Deck Sailing Yacht, Captain Glenn reveals that Justin Guarini will be the crew's next charter guest.

During the crew’s preference sheet meeting, Captain Glenn shares that Justin is a “longtime friend” of primary guest Kim.

During Justin’s time on the Parsifal III charter for a vacation in Corsica, the star gushes about Chef Ileisha Dell’s cooking, saying that it’s “out of this world.” Additionally, Justin experiences a minor hiccup after spilling a drink on the staircase.

Kim requests for the crew to eat dinner with guests, which is a first. Chief engineer Colin MacRae reveals that through his 10-plus-year in the yachting industry, he’s never had dinner with guests.

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"I don't know if you guys realize this or not, but this is absolutely not normal," Colin says during the dinner. "This will be my 14th or 15th year on a superyacht, and in all of that time I've never been invited to eat with the guests. So, thank you guys for just treating us with so much respect."

Captain Glenn also shares that Kim’s request is something “he’s never done before,” but had no problems obliging the request since Chef Ileisha was on board with making a family-style meal.

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Justin Guarini is ‘American Idol’s' Season 1 runner-up.

Fox’s hit competition show American Idol has birthed tons of stars over the years — from Fantasia Barrino to Chris Daughtry. And while the show continues to see success, Justin Guarini is one of the first male singers to gain fame from the competition.

Justin Guarini competed during the first season of American Idol back in 2002. Unfortunately for Justin's fans, viewers saw Kelly Clarkson win the competition, with Justin leaving the show as runner-up.

Justin Guarini and Kelly Clarkson appear on the Today Show in September 2002
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Justin and Kelly on the 'Today' show in September 2002

American Idol's exposure has done wonders for Justin’s career. Aside from Justin appearing in a slew of commercials for brands, he has crossed over into the acting world via multiple TV series, Broadway shows, and films.

It’s nice to see Justin thriving in his career and letting loose on vacation.

Below Deck Sailing Yacht airs Mondays at 8 p.m. EST on Bravo.

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