Simon Cowell gets a surprise from Frankie Avalon (Video)

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Ryan Seacrest made fun of Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul–showing fake baby pictures of the two judges. After that, the “American Idol” host showed a film clip of Frankie Avalon singing “Venus,” a song from 1959, the year Simon was born. And—surprise! The video screen went up and Frankie came out to sing it himself.

Most of the squealing teenage girls in the audience have no idea who he is, but let’s just say he was like the Zac Efron of his day.

VIDEO: Frankie Avalon Surprises Simon