It’s the first night of Live Shows over on American Idol and one very special guest will be in the audience. No, it’s not Marc Anthony, despite how close he says he and ex-wife/Idol judge Jennifer Lopez remain. And no, sadly, it won’t be a mashup clone of Harry Connick, Jr. and Chris Harrison, as dreamy/creepy as that would be. The eager young face shining up at Ryan Seacrest is none other than Elise Mosca of The Bachelor Season 18.

Elise rose to reality TV fame thanks to her memorable tour of duty and even more memorable exit from Bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis’s round of the show. The 27-year-old teacher and pageant girl didn’t end up winning JPG’s hand in marriage — he kicked her to the curb when the ladies were living it up in South Korea — but heartbreak hasn’t slowed this lady’s roll.

In the weeks since her elimination, Elise has dished about fellow contestant Nikki Ferrell and filled us in on what Juan Pablo’s like when cameras aren’t rolling (if a certain sexy photo didn’t already clue you in on that front). Let’s hope she’s equally as vocal about tonight’s American Idol. Elise shared a photo from the set with her VIP badge in hand.

“#AmericanIdol First #Live #Show #FrontRow seats#LetsGo #music #talent@americanidol @tvfansrock @idolnewsacess,” she captioned the pic.

Host Ryan and the trio of famous judges, Jennifer, Harry, and Keith Urban, don’t make the frame but we wouldn’t put it past Elise to bump into them eventually. Or coach the eliminated contestants on how to make their own reality TV exit like champs.

SourceElise Mosca on Instagram

Elisabeth Kramer is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident Downton Abbey expert. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!