Who will be performing on the American Idol 12 finale tonight? Here’s what we know for sure and a few rumors! I’ll be updating this post all day as news breaks, so stay tuned.  And tune in at 8/7c pm on FOX as we live blog all the fun.

  • UPDATE: Angie Miller and Jesse J will sing Domino (Plus she sings with Adam Lambert. No wonder her solo was ditched)
  • UPDATE: Candice Glover and Jennifer Hudson will perform “Inseparable” by Natalie Cole
  • UPDATE: Adam Lambert confirms his duet with Angie Miller, “Make sure to catch me singing w @AngieAI12 on #AmericanIdol tonight!!” ETA: They will perform “Titanium” by David Guetta and Sia
  • UPDATE: Kree Harrison and Keith Urban will perform “Where the Blacktop Ends” via @Idolspoilers
  • UPDATE: Amber Holcomb and Emile Sande will be performing “Next to Me” (Kind of weird, tho, since Candice already performed it?)
  • UPDATE: Top 5 Males will perform “Glad You Came.” via @Idolspoilers
  • UPDATE: Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull will be singing “Live it Up” via @Idolspoilers
  • UPDATE: The Top 5 guys and Franki Valli will perform “Sherry/Walk Like A Man/Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You/You’re The Apple Of My Eye/December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night)” @Idolspoilers
  • UPDATE: The Top 5 girls and Aretha Franklin will perform a medley @Idolspoilers
  • Janelle Arthur is set to duet with The Band Perry

Mariah Carey filmed her performance last night after the live final. With Randy Jackson on bass, and a full gospel choir, she sang a medley of her hits, including “Vision of Love,” “Make It Happen,” “We Belong Together,” “My All,” “Hero” plus her latest single “#Beautiful.”

Also, Keith Urban is set to take the stage to perform his new single, “Little Bit of Everything.” Plus, K-Pop star, Psy will perform his new single “Gentleman”.

THR is still reporting that Angie Miller will duet with Adam Lambert, but there is a TON of buzz around the fact that pop singer, and Angie fav,  Jesse J, just flew into LA for 24 hours on a “secret mission.” Speculation is that the 3rd place finisher will be singing a duet with her musical hero tonight. “And I also must tell you… You guys are gunna DIE when you see the artist I’m singing with tomorrow at the Finale!! Definitely watch!!” Angie  tweeted. She sounds pretty excited!

Not very excited?  Is  the moody Amber Holcomb, who seemed a tad bit disappointed last night. Could it be she’s got no duet partner? Or one that’s not to her liking? Fifth place finisher, Janelle Arthur, is set to duet with The Band Perry. Finishing in 4th place should earn her an A list duet too, she probably figures. Or maybe these series of tweets are about the competition itself. Who knows! Amber is not shy about speaking her mind:

DRAMA:

Don’t feel bad, Amber. The boys get to sing with 60s pop star, Frankie Valli. Things could be worse.

Finally, I’m hearing that FOX LA has confirmed that Oscar winner, and Season 3 alum, Jennifer Hudson will be appearing tonight. Perhaps as a duet partner for Candice Glover?

And, 10th place finisher, Curtis Finch Jr., tweeted that we can look forward to not only Jennifer Hudson and the already reported Jennifer Lopez, but Pitbull, Aretha Franklin and Boyz II Men as well.

Via The Hollywood Reporter

 
  • matt89

    Amber, kind of just as unlikeable as Curtis

  • Anon

    I just want Jessica Sanchez and Deandre Brackensick to perform with Candice Glover tonight and reprise It Doesn’t Matter Anymore. Bring back the EARGASMIC TRIO!!

  • bridgette12

    Whether you like the messenger or not, it don’t change the facts.

  • yclept

    I have always said that the kids on Idol should set their goals as high as they want them…but this year’s crop is full of bitterness and a few seem to think they already are stars and can call their own shots. I am glad the Final 3 at the very least seemingly have a good attitude about the process.

  • b_james

    If they even cut Angie’s single for Psy…

  • matt89

    If this Jessie J news is true, I wonder what they’ll have Adam do? Would be a shame to cut him from the finale

  • nprins

    Wow….Amber really needs to get over herself…its not like she wasn’t a judge favorite until the moment she was eliminated, I think someone is a tad full of herself

  • matt89

    I know, I can’t remember a top 10 that had such a poor attitude. At least we got a top 3 that were grateful and humble

  • http://twitter.com/MissGolightly22 No Thanks

    Oh, Amber, your hubris and utter stupidity are endlessly amusing. Just you wait. Once you leave the Idol bubble, reality is going to pimp slap you silly.

  • matt89

    She probably bought what the judges were selling

  • http://www.facebook.com/jenny.williams.391 Jenny Williams

    Jessica is attending https://twitter.com/JessicaESanchez/status/334896565158285312 , but DeAndre is not attending the final. He wanted to but apparently “They wouldn’t give him tickets” (Kind of odd if you ask me. ) https://twitter.com/BrackensickAI11/status/334900567145078784

  • http://twitter.com/MissGolightly22 No Thanks

    I dunno. But it seems like they’re having trouble finding someone for Candice. Adam can slide right in their easy.

  • girlygirl

    Angie tweeted her wasn’t performing her singlw tonight, so maybe they cut that so she could duet with Jessie J? If so, would Adam just do a solo?

    I don’t know what Amber’s going on about in her tweets, but she definitely comes off as someone who thinks she’s entitled to things she hasn’t earned. I think she may be headed for a major reality check once she’s out in the actual music industry.

  • bridgette12

    I think everyone in the top ten is going to have a major reality check.

  • matt89

    I hope so. While I want this Jessie J duet to happen, I’d also like to see Adam perform.

    As for Amber, she thinks she’s bigger than she really is I think. She’d be surprised to see that isn’t the case outside the idol world.

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    It’s hard to really come down hard on Amber without knowing exactly what she’s talking about.Still, bitching on Twitter is just bad form no matter who does it.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Also, Keith Urban is set to take the stage to perform his new single, “Little Bit of Everything.”

    It sounds like Keith will be performing live. Cool!

  • matt89

    I thought he pre-recorded that performance though?

  • dabney c

    If Amber didn’t get a duet partner, then I accept her moodiness. But if she just isn’t happy with the star she got paired up with, then, jeez – she just insulted them on twitter! If you’re serious about wanting your face all over the universe, then learn some diplomacy.

    Amber, between this, and your Slezak sass, and your support of Minaj’s twitter rants, we will have to drop the “Baby Whitney” moniker, and replace it with “Baby Nicki”.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Yeah, Amber needs to get her feet on the ground. She’s still going on about being “everywhere” (on runways, in movies, etc.) in this interview with Slezak.

    http://tvline.com/2013/05/15/amber-holcomb-american-idol-idology-exit-interview/

  • tati83

    Oh Amber get over yourself. She is in for a very very rude awakening. I am even more glad that Kree and Candice were that last two standing as both girls seem unassuming and grateful to be were they are at now.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I think that has already started to happen.

  • matt89

    Amber talk aside, from Beaumont Express: Candice on what Kree/Candice did the night before the finale: “Me and Kree watched some TV together and she fell asleep on me”. Kind of sweet

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    I prefer she duet with Aretha more than JHud, if those are indeed the choices.

    I would have LOVED for them to get Jill Scott, but that’s probably way out of Idol’s scope of awareness, heh.

  • brenoga

    they’ve already found a duet partner for her, she talked about it on twitter a few earlier this week. something like being nervous about meeting her duet partner and that “she was very nice and humble”, stuff like that.If the rumours are true, sounds like Jhud or Aretha to me.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Candice tweeted that she was meeting her duet partner on Tuesday shortly after noon.

    Candice Glover @CandiceAI12
    On the way to Nokia Theater for rehearsal day #2. Finally meeting my celeb duet partner. ‘Girls Love Beyonce’ on repeat = a good morning :)
    12:21 PM – 14 May 13

  • bridgette12

    I certainly don’t see a label signing either one of them.

  • bridgette12

    When I think of very nice and humble, Jhud and Aretha don’t come to mind. I’m thinking someone like Jordin Sparks.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I thought so too, but in THR report it sounds like he’s performing live. Could be wrong though.

  • curly_yenta

    Well DUH Amber, Idol has their favorites going back 12 years. It’s whoever makes them, or they perceive will make them mulah! It’s all about the $$$.

    Of course, if that never comes true, they’ll drop anyone like a hot potato. Ouch!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Candice Glover ?@CandiceAI12
    She’s so beautiful and down to earth :) #soexcited
    3:13 PM – 14 May 13

  • Montavilla

    Heh. So why aren’t they getting shipped? Or are they? They could be Kreedice.

  • mmb

    They’re not cutting Adam from the finals. Ryan already announced on air last week that Adam would be performing at the finale. And he has already spent some time rehearsing. So no clue what he will be doing or wether still duetting with Angie, but he is doing something

  • matt89

    I think my dream duet for Candice would be with Emeli Sande

  • Tom

    I sure hope Kree isn’t dueting with Aretha… she deserves a top country star… hopefully there is somebody else not mentioned.

  • http://twitter.com/ISBinLA Im SoBlue

    Keith was scheduled to perform on Tuesday night. I was offered tix to his pretaped performance which would air tonight.

  • matt89

    I’m hoping for Martina McBride

  • girlygirl

    haha, they usually do. Although at least Candice, Kree and Angie seem to be pretty realistic about what to expect going forward.

  • Tom

    That could be great. Personally my ideal for her would be George Strait, I think she’d do great on a duet of “How ’bout them Cowgirls”.

  • http://twitter.com/ISBinLA Im SoBlue

    Maybe it was a last minute switch — now that Jesse J is in town, Angie will duet with her, and Amber will duet with Adam!

  • Incipit

    Wait. Amber did an interview with “Who are you?” OK, I have to watch that now. Thanks, fuzzywuzzy.

  • http://twitter.com/Sassycatz Sassycatz

    Aretha would be a fantastic duet partner for Candice. She’s a legend.

  • Montavilla

    I like to think that they won’t, because I’m really looking forward to him. But anything can get cut last-minute.

  • Montavilla

    I’d be cool with that.

  • Anon

    We still have a few more hours.. Nothing’s impossible:D

  • http://www.etsy.com/shop/AdorablyHooked Gwen

    One thing Amber and Nicki Minaj have in common – that STANK attitude.

  • taylor

    LOL Amber is a dime a dozen now. If she is lucky enough to get signed, she better be bringing WAY more to the table than those legs, because thousands upon thousands of pretty young singers have her same “specialness”.

  • taylor

    True, it happens every year.

    I agree, Candice, Kree and Angie have the most to offer and seem to be realistic about working hard to get their careers started. That’s the combination that usually ends up working out in some way.

  • taylor

    I thought Aretha was cancelling shows due to illness.

  • http://twitter.com/jasongorny92 Jason Gorny

    I’m actually impressed with how IDOL was able to keep everything tight lipped about Candice and Kree’s duet partners!

  • taylor

    Nicki could duet with Amber, her favorite!

    I can see why Nicki liked Amber so much the whole season, they have the same attitude and the need to express it on twitter so the world can know exactly how they feel, about everything, at the moment.
    (cuz they are that important, dontcha know?)

  • EB

    Something tells me we will be hearing rants and idiotic comments from the Curtis/Amber peanut gallery for many months to come.

  • Patrick Tang

    Maybe next season, the producers should hand out warnings if contestants get too critical in their tweets or FB comments. When it’s strike 3, you’re out, and goodbye social media accounts!

  • steve2013

    she is 100% in la & jessie has just started following angie so id be amazed if wasnt true

  • julesb2183

    Sorry, Amber is just petulant.

  • EB

    It has been embarrassing and horrible to watch them drown on Twitter, but maybe it’s a good indicator of who is mature and smart enough, lol.

    Amber if she wants a record deal or to come back and perform on the show, she should be a bit smarter about badmouthing it, the one thing that gave her exposure. Her comments here are the perfect example to weed out any potential for future offers and help.

  • Catherine Mina

    i HATED AMBER NOW.I’M A FAN OF CANDICE I JUST HATED HER..

  • matt89

    Jessie J (twitter): I’m so excited for what’s happening today! It ALL begins! So I am being silly all day! ???? http://instagram.com/p/ZYU54Fw0Wm/ > hmmm

  • LeahKittyS

    Regarding Amber: I will never understand these comments. Whenever a popular-around-the-Internet contestant goes home because of supposed manipulation, people in the comment sections beg for said contestant to call shenanigans against the producers. This season we have at least 3 finalists (Amber, Lazaro, Curtis) calling shenanigans, and you guys are demonizing them? The blatant manipulation affects every contestant on the show, so why are only the ones you guys like allowed to call it out?

  • hayes

    I think Pitbull will appear with JLo and not a separate performance.

    I’m not surprised Amber tweeted that, because if 4 out of the Top 5 gets a duet, I’d cry foul too. Although I won’t do it in such a public manner.

  • http://twitter.com/PattiHum Pat H

    Hmmm, that tweet and the photo makes me think she is here to film her music video! Why would she be giddy about Idol?

  • tripp_ncwy

    I remember an interview posted she here stated it was Casey A. Is that still the case?

  • Larc

    Nicki can sing???

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I’m pretty sure that was a joke, since it was Casey A. who asked Kree “duet partner” in a video after the show. If it’s not a joke, then it’s incredibly insulting to Kree.

  • http://twitter.com/beethree33 #YouSetMeFree

    Yeah, that’s what I’m thinking too :( But hopefully she’s throwing in an idol performance too

  • EB

    In some cases, I don’t mind it. Like this season when they were given songs they didn’t know or want, and were honest to explain why they performed it, that was ok with me.

    Otherwise, they shouldn’t be calling anyone out because they don’t have enough to back that up. They signed a contract where in the fine print that they apparently didn’t read it warned them about the terms of the show in which the producers are in charge and can and always will do as they see fit. They are like an employee and Fox/Idol is their boss until the contract is up. It just isn’t smart to call them out when they are huge and powerful and you are still yea-high and a glorified nobody.

    Everyone knows it is fixed and so what exactly do they prove by tweeting and mentioning it? That’s what I don’t understand. They just wind up sounding like dumb, petty, sour grapes that lost, which they are. Not just Amber, but all of them.

    IMO, anyway. ;D

  • taylor

    She moves her mouth while her back up singers do all the real singing. She could do the same thing with Amber. lol

  • http://twitter.com/Lutrell4 Ira

    Amber who?

  • EB

    I’m sure she will get one but not who she wanted perhaps, so it’s likely she is just being a baby. And probably jealous of Angie if/when she gets to duet with her idol.

  • Bob

    Amber needs to grow up and realize that she isn’t as great as the judges told her she was.
    Geez as a whole this is one the most unlikeable groups ever, Burnell and his crying, Curtis being himself, Lazaro and it was always somebody else fault when he sucked and now Amber with her crying.
    Paul & Devin should be happy that they got voted off when they did, I feel bad for Angie, Candice, Janelle and Kree who had to deal with all the drama.

  • EB

    If that is the case, I wouldn’t be complaining if I were her. That could be a great duet if she doesn’t have a bad attitude about it.

  • http://twitter.com/Sassycatz Sassycatz

    In Season 7, Jason Castro had to sing Hallelujah on his own during the finale because they couldn’t get a well-known artist, associated with the song, to sing it with him. He did a great job. All the other contestants, from the top five had duet partners… Or, should I say, artists who performed with them.

  • Chablis

    Sorry I can’t imagine Aretha appearing on Idol. Her health isn’t great. She recently cancelled a concert due to health. I know many do not like Amber and perhaps she verbalizes too many of her feelings, but Adam and Amber???? That just doesn’t work.

  • mmb

    I suspect we will see Jessie J on Idol tonight (too much of a coincidence that she is in town), but I think it may very well be to debut her new single. 1) I find it a little hard to believe that JJ would travel all the way from the UK to LA for 24 hours in the middle of the Voice UK season and prepaing for her new single and album release just to duet with Angie, 2) her tweets over the last few hours regarding whatever she is in LA for sound very personal to her — she is excited about something that will benefit her personally, 3) no other rumored guests are tweeting away like JJ is, nor have we seen much of this in the past — duet partners tend to remain pretty quiet. So it could be that Angie’s solo single performance was bumped for a Jessie J single performance — but Angie is still super excited because she will get to meet her and see her perform and maybe get to sing a little bit of it with her, and Angie will still be doing a full duet with Adam, which apparently had already been rehearsed. But I guess we will find out soon

  • futurelovesounds

    You must not know Jhud because having met her before she is very kind and down to earth.

  • http://twitter.com/RonnieDRocks Ronnie D

    As I said from the beginning, Amber has one crappy attitude and one hell of a chip on her shoulder. I think that’s why I didn’t support her as much as some of the others.

  • taylor

    The long and short of it- they all lasted way past their expiration date. They should be thankful for the opportunities they received this season instead of being big babies about being eliminated by the AI voters.
    The ones that are the most talented, that get cut early, don’t blame others for their departure. They are comfortable enough with themselves and their talents and they know that AI is not only about singing, it never has been. In fact, if it was just about singing, these three wouldn’t have made it as far as they made it in the first place.
    They are acting ungrateful and entitled, and it’s not an attractive look on any of them.

  • http://twitter.com/beethree33 #YouSetMeFree

    Totally agree with this!

  • Bob

    With the diva that Amber comes across as and with none of the guys liking Lazaro, throwing some cameras on the tour bus and behind the scenes during the tour could be some very good tv.

  • Reflects On Life

    I agree. Amber & Adam could be great together. And we know Adam can be very generous with a female teenage duet partner, whereas a lot of these stars don’t know how to duet at all.

    Maybe she was expecting Bey or Rih?

  • Reflects On Life

    or Candee!

  • mmb

    there is confirmation. Ryan announced it last week, he rehearsed this weekend, and one of the idols just tweeted about him

    Curtis Finch?@CurtisAI1242m @adamlambert is gonna let us have it tonight!! #SINGADAM

    sounds like rehearsal/soundcheck for tonight

  • HermeticallySealed

    Frankie Valli? Really? Even the contestants’ parents might have problems knowing who he is. What, was Tom Jones too young for the PTB?

  • taylor

    They could always call up Leann Rimes to come duet with Amber. :)

  • maxie10

    Well, she is a kid. Obviously not as mature as some of the others. Maybe she hasn’t had the opportunities or support that some of the others have. I loved her voice on Funny Valentine. I hope she can get over her disappointment and quit blaming others and figure out what she needs to do. They have a summer tour to do the possibilities aren’t over for her. She should get a vocal coach and improve and fine tune that pretty voice of hers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/frederickruppcristiano Frederick Rupp Cristiano

    Devin likes Lazaro and are friends, Devin and Lazaro just did a web chat with Amber and Burnell a few days ago and Devin and Lazaro seemed pretty close.

  • LeahKittyS

    Yes. And Paul, too, seems to be his friend. They said how much they missed each other and took pictures together when they got back. He and Curtis also have pictures together and Curtis says Lazaro is “hilarious,” “has a brilliant personality,” and “keeps things interesting.”

  • matt89

    Keith Urban is indeed performing live. Just tweeted out “rehearsing for tonight’s performance”

  • thirdtime

    I just heard a commercial on the radio for tonight’s finale, and it was kind of misleading the way they worded it. They said something like “Tune in tonight for the American Idol finale, no other TV show attracts these kinds of acts for their finale”…and went on to name some of the huge names they’ve had in the past like Kiss, Green Day, Beyoncé, Aerosmith, Lady Gaga. The ad really made it sound like tonight’s finale is going to have huge acts on it – I think they worded it that way purposely to try to get people to tune in. Just looking at the spoilers for tonight, I think this finale is going to look really low budget to viewers compared to some of past finales.

  • Montavilla

    Honestly, last year’s seemed sort of low rent to me. Especially compared to Season 10.

  • steve2013

    if it wasnt to duet with jessie then why bump her you set me free performance. IMO too much of a coincidence for her not to be doing something with jessie

  • Madilo

    i’m expecting a Kree win

  • Madilo

    i feel bad that Phillip will not be there, so bad

  • steve2013

    expecting a candice win but hope kree wins

  • dabney c

    Maybe she was expecting Whitney Houston to ressurrect herself for the occasion.

  • bestmusic

    I agree. he has done very well for himself and would probably be good for the ratings.

  • ellen8

    JLo think she’s too good to sing with Amber ??

  • ellen8

    I’m excited about the possibility of Candice dueting with JHud. I would love to hear their voices together !!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Thanks! I wonder if Keith might be performing with Kree?

  • macfae

    I thought that was a shining moment for Jason. I’m glad it was done as a solo. A duet partner with that song and Jason would have diminished it.

  • MyDailyComment

    HI, I’m Amber and I just want to sing at the mall and at dog shows and in my mother’s basement. And I would love to be in pictures that people take of me while I am at the park standing next to trees.

  • http://twitter.com/THEROCPRINCE Cory Patrick

    They better have a duet partner for Amber if Janelle gets one!! Boyz II Men are probably appearing with Mariah, but maybe a duet with Amber doing “One Sweet Day”…since she did Mariah on the show?

  • MyDailyComment

    Her and Adam do not do the same style of music AT ALL!

  • MyDailyComment

    Great TV!

  • MyDailyComment

    Yes, but what else is twitter for really..

  • girlygirl

    neither do Angie and Adam.

  • lexa

    @adamlambert: Make sure to catch me singing w @AngieAI12 on #AmericanIdol tonight!!

    Question answered!

  • http://twitter.com/jasongorny92 Jason Gorny

    Any update to Phillip being there tonight? I’m sure they will want him to present the trophy to the winner tonight and perform GGG. I looked at his twitter and nothing new. Fingers crossed he will be there tonight!

  • Kim

    I’d rather see psy

  • Kim

    Lol hmmm I wonder why people dislike Amber, Nicki and Curtis so much…. yet love Devin when he’s honest. Let me guess these are the same people who accused Candice of having a bad attitude too.

  • Kim

    No they shouldnt have booked him to begin with, ew.

  • irockhard

    Last year’s was pretty low rent and this year’s too it appears. I won’t be watching.

  • http://twitter.com/CanadianLady2 CanadianLady

    I certainly hope Amber has a duet partner who is appropriate for her, and I hope they treat everyone fairly.

    I really don’t like the habit of highlighting people who got fewer votes (e.g. on the tour, Pia in Season 10 and Colton last year for to sing more than people who finished higher). (Yes, I know TPTB can do whatever they want, but as an audience member, it made me uncomfortable.)

  • http://twitter.com/KariannHart Kariann Hart

    My Grandchildren know who Frankie is from seeing Tony Award winner “Jersey Boys”. Their songs have been used on commercials and they have many hit songs! I am excited! Sometimes an appearance with a celeb can open new doors.

  • http://twitter.com/KariannHart Kariann Hart

    What a great moment that was for an Idol fan of Jason’s. Loved it!

  • matt89

    Well remember, he cancelled a number of college tour dates recently due to illness

  • Madilo

    i don’t think he’ll be there but i hope they play GGG at least 30 seconds lol

  • Tom

    You know, of the 5 women who made the top 5 this year, Amber is the one who I don’t think will be that successful. Honestly, deals like this shows that she has an attittude problem and her interview with Slezak didn’t make her look particularly smart or able to cope with the real music business world emotionally.

  • Madilo

    not for the ratings but his sales boost ha !

  • Tom

    I don’t think her age is any excuse… I mean, I don’t remember Scotty going off like this at all.

  • http://twitter.com/HighTensions Jake W.

    I actually feel bad for Amber. That isn’t right if a 5th place finisher gets a duet partner and she gets nothing or one she doesn’t like.

  • stef

    I thought Amber might be out of sorts because after being voted off, Angie is having her original song released now to iTunes.

    Which is kind of unusual so would fit with the idea of the show having ‘favorites.’ The iTunes thing doesn’t bother me much, but glad to hear apparently Angie is not singing it live tonight, just doing a regular duet with Adam. Angie + Adam? Still a strange combo to me.

  • suenigma

    I must have caught her on a bad day then. Heh. And no, it was not a “fan” interaction – no intrusive fawning or autograph asking involved.

  • http://twitter.com/jasongorny92 Jason Gorny

    aw man =(

  • tucker davis

    Is it a known fact that Phillip is not there?

  • matt89

    Idol Spoiler has confirmed: Band Perry/Janelle, and Adam Lambert/Angie

  • abbysee

    If they do that, I won’t be happy. I mean don’t they have more imagination than that? Hell, bring out John Legend for goodness sakes, Ordinary People. I mean it’s obvious, but less incongruous than Jen. Candice and John are all about nuance, Jen not so much.

  • taylor

    Self-promotion? A way to show support for things that are important to you as an artist and as a person? A way to communicate with your fans and to keep them updated on upcoming events?

  • matt89

    Oh God, Idol Spoilers: Top 5 males will perform The Wanted’s “Glad You Came”

  • matt89

    Idol Spoilers: Jlo and Pitbull will perform “Live It Up”

  • matt89

    Idol Spoilers: As was mentioned as a possible duet in the comments, Kree and Keith Urban “Where The Blacktop Ends”

  • jpfan2

    Don’t count on him being there. He has nothing scheduled until July. So he’s getting a long rest to get ready for the Mayer tour. ;(

  • http://twitter.com/jasongorny92 Jason Gorny

    maybe he will do a video feed congratulating whoever etc?

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    Now that’s comedy! :)

  • http://twitter.com/jasongorny92 Jason Gorny

    Glad to see Kree is duetting with Keith. Should be a fun one!

  • http://twitter.com/jasongorny92 Jason Gorny

    At least it’s current haha

  • http://twitter.com/Sassycatz Sassycatz

    This sounds like a song Idol producers should be singing to the guys! “Glad You Came…. Thanks for playing. Now here are your lovely parting gifts!”

  • fuzzywuzzy

    TIP (TheIdolPad) ?@idolspoilers 12m
    #idolspoilers Kree Harrison & Keith Urban will be performing “Where The Blacktop Ends”

    I had a hunch that Kree would be performing with Keith.

    ETA: TIP (TheIdolPad) ?@idolspoilers 26m
    #idolspoilers Keith Urban will be performing “Little Bit Of Everything”

  • jms

    Amber’s probably doing a duet with Psy from how irritated she seems.

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    LOL True.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    TIP (TheIdolPad) ?@idolspoilers 35s
    #idolspoilers Amber Holcomb & Emeli Sandé will be performing “Next To Me”

    Amber shouldn’t be complaining. lol

  • http://twitter.com/RonnieDRocks Ronnie D

    Thank you! For some reason I didn’t hear that. It looks like it might be a great show tonight! :)

  • matt89

    Idol Spoilers: Oh God, Amber better not be complaining any more. Emeli Sande/Amber “Next To Me”

  • jms

    Also, I wish P2 would be there to pass the crown to Candice/Kree. I don’t know if Scotty did that last year (I didn’t have the heart to watch Jessica Sanchez’s losing moment :P).

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    I know right! Um… she made out great! Candice better get someone even better, because Emeli is kinda perfect for Candice honestly.

  • matt89

    yep, now she looks even more like a child

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    **DEAD**

  • http://twitter.com/CanadianLady2 CanadianLady

    No one really knows what she was commenting on. Could have been anything. I find a lot of people do that – say something mysterious with no indication what they are talking about.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I’m betting that Amber has no clue who Emeli Sande is. lol

  • girlygirl

    Well Amber has nothing to complain about now. She’s duetting with Emeli freakin’ Sande!

  • Mateja Praznik

    Is Frankie Vallie group number still on?

  • http://twitter.com/jasongorny92 Jason Gorny

    Yes Scotty did that. Maybe Scotty will do that again this year haha. Im still holding out for Phillip to show up

  • matt89

    Sande will have to really hold back, or else she could easily over-power Amber

  • abbysee

    So it Candace gets Jhud, it’s gonna she gonna have something to tweet about, lol.

  • http://twitter.com/MikhailXO MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    Yes, Amber…Idol definitely has their favourites…and you were one of them! The biggest fave! Otherwise, you never would have made it to #4! And they would have called you out for your ‘pitchiness’–at least once!!!

    Why am I using so many exclamation points?!!!

  • http://twitter.com/MikhailXO MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    Me too!!!

  • girlygirl

    you think that any of the Idol guys understand the double meaning of that song? :)

  • elliegrll

    Finally the choir is going to make an appearance. I knew the producers couldn’t go a whole season without booking one. It must have been hard for them to have a final 2 episode without one, but at least they were able to book an orchestra.

  • H.A.

    IDK, I thought Amber might have been annoyed that Angie gets to release an original song instead of a cover.

  • matt89

    Idol Spoilers: Top 5 females will perform a medley with Aretha Franklin

  • http://twitter.com/jasongorny92 Jason Gorny

    wow Aretha is going to be there tonight! so awesome!!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I wonder if Amber is pissed because she’s singing a song that Candice already sang? lol

  • http://twitter.com/nsideguy25 Chris

    Maybe they passed on signing amber contrary to reports? It would hut f jimmy signs top 3 plus janelle.

  • http://twitter.com/nsideguy25 Chris

    I think she got passed by jimmy/19. “I can’t sell you what you don’t want to buy”. What else could it be?

  • HermeticallySealed

    They’re boys, I’m sure it was one of the first things that . . . wait for it . . . came to mind.

  • HermeticallySealed

    And what number of people actual have seen Jersey Boys? Further, just because people hear a song, doesn’t necessarily mean they know who sang it, or jump out there to look it up.
    ETA: It’s good to see your grandchildren are getting an expanded music education, but you have to admit, that isn’t the common experience.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    TIP (TheIdolPad) ?@idolspoilers 10m
    #idolspoilers AI12 Top 5 Females & “Aretha Franklin” will be performing a medley

    The quotes suggest that Aretha may appear by video/hologram or something.

  • matt89

    Idol Spoilers: Angie and Adam will sing “Titanium”

  • fuzzywuzzy

    But in the original tweet, they use quotes for “Aretha Franklin”, which suggests to me that she may not actually be there in person.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    TIP (TheIdolPad) ?@idolspoilers 2m
    #idolspoilers Angela Miller & Adam Lambert will be performing “Titanium” by David Guetta & Sia

  • HermeticallySealed

    Meh, it’s a fairly simplistic and slow song, nothing complex about it, so it should be right up their alley.

  • matt89

    idol spoilers: Jennifer Hudson/Candice singing “Inseparable” – Natalie Cole

  • fuzzywuzzy

    TIP (TheIdolPad) ?@idolspoilers 1m
    #idolspoilers Candice Glover & Jennifer Hudson will be performing “Inseparable” by Natalie Cole

    Wow. This could be really good.

  • http://twitter.com/jasongorny92 Jason Gorny

    Great song! Excited =)

  • mmb

    wow Titanium is a great choice for Angie and Adam

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Frankie Valli & the 5 Seasons (Curtis, Paul, Devin, Burnell, Lazaro). lol

  • RodMod

    The choir already appeared last night behind Kree.

  • http://twitter.com/jasongorny92 Jason Gorny

    =(

  • Madilo

    no but i’m 99% certain he’ll not be there otherwise you’d see a tweet about that :(

  • fuzzywuzzy

    So is Cher going to be the “big star” who closes the show?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Me too! Perfect for Candice’s style of singing.

  • matt89

    And here’s the surprise: Idol Spoiler: Angie and Jessie J “Domino”

  • girlygirl

    Honestly, I’ve already heard too many people — including a bunch of Idols — cover Titanium. Would prefer to hear something else from Adam and Angie. But oh well. :)

  • http://twitter.com/jasongorny92 Jason Gorny

    Just had a heart attack! Jessie J will be performing tonight with Angie!! :D

  • fuzzywuzzy

    TIP (TheIdolPad) ?@idolspoilers 2m
    #idolspoilers Angela Miller & Jessie J. will be performing “Domino”

    Wow! No wonder Angie was so excited.

    ETA: So Angie gets 2 celeb duets and Kree and Candice only get one? Interesting.

  • girlygirl

    lol, so TPTB are still pimping Angie. I wonder how Kree and Candice feel about this (I’m sure neither would ever say anything negative publicly)?

  • http://twitter.com/jasongorny92 Jason Gorny

    I’m sure they are ok with it. They know how much Angie love Jessie J.

  • http://twitter.com/sara1411A sara

    the top 2 will perform in one deut and Angie will perform in 2, is this usual?

  • rl231

    So I don’t think Amber was ranting about the duet. I feel like it was something else entirely

  • fuzzywuzzy

    No. lol

  • steve2013

    wth is going on top 2 get one duet yet angie gets 2??????

  • matt89

    idol spoilers: nevermind, think that’s it for idol spoilers (either candice or kree will perform their song)

  • steve2013

    but that doesnt explain why she gets 2

  • fuzzywuzzy

    TIP (TheIdolPad) ?@idolspoilers 1m
    #idolspoilers Candice Glover will be performing “I Am Beautiful”…

    Uh, are they spoiling the results now? lol

    ETA: TIP (TheIdolPad) ?@idolspoilers 1m
    #idolspoilers … unless Kree Harrison performs “All Cried Out” instead

    lol

  • jcabby

    Go Angie! Wow, she gets to duet with Jessie J and Adam Lambert, plus she releases her single tonight for purchase on iTunes.

  • http://twitter.com/BrianGoodner Brian Wilkes

    I imagine they originally had a single for her to release tonight too…there were reports they all had worked on them. They are probably releasing both Candice and Kree’s, and then also Angie’s…and perhaps when Angie was originally going to sing hers tonight, they were going to let Amber sing an original too…but when they cancelled Angie’s original song, they also cancelled Amber’s…yet they are still releasing Angie’s tonight (and maybe not Amber’s). She alludes to not being able to sell something so I think it has to do with that….Angie has talked about how her’s will be for sale on itunes tonight.

  • YankeeFan08

    Well, I don’t think I’ve heard the versions by other Idols, so I’m not tired of the song. I’m looking forward to it. The song is perfect for Adam’s range.

  • girlygirl

    I wonder how Candice and Kree feel about TPTB pimping Angie by giving her 2 duets. Isn’t the spotlight supposed to be on the Top 2? It’s one thing to play favorites after the finale when it comes to signing people and promoting them to radio, etc. But this is still the Idol finale — Candice and Kree should be the ones TPTB focus on.

    YMMV, of course

  • matt89

    I doubt they would know actual results

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Yeah, they were just teasing. lol

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick Kesia Monteith

    Maybe this is what’s Amber referring to on twitter?

  • matt89

    It sounds like Jessie J was originally coming to LA for a music video. I imagine this came together just in the last day or so

  • http://twitter.com/BrianGoodner Brian Wilkes

    I think she was originally going to be releasing an itunes song tonight along with Angie and the finalists, but when they cancelled Angie’s performance, they changed things up, including Amber doing a song to release on itunes. But since Angie already performed her song on the show, they are still releasing hers on itunes.

  • http://twitter.com/jasongorny92 Jason Gorny

    Really happy for her!

  • HermeticallySealed

    Wow, they’re reallly pushing Angie, aren’t they?

  • rl231

    Yeah I’d be miffed too if I were Amber

  • jcabby

    Me too. I want all these idol contestants to be successful. The better for the show :)

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    I’m thinking yes. She was sticking up for her friends I guess.

  • abbysee

    Well considering the production clusterfuck this show has been, I would not be at all surprised that they missed the memo once again. Angie get’s idol fan fave Adam Lambert and Pop Sensation Jessie j, Kree get’s Keith, like him, but little yay. Why not one of her idols/influences/friends? Candice gets JHud, singing one of her hits….oh wait, one of Natalie Cole’s hits….. from the 70s. Yay. Ack… As Arsenio Hall used to say, things that make you go hmmmm!

    Makes you think that when tptb didnt get the outcome they wanted, they didn’t change gears much. I think the Emile Sande song was originally to show how current Amber could be if she made it to top three, as opposed to Candace. The promise of Angie’s song was also intended to be the winners single, kaching? Removing tinfoil hat, but still hiding behind my knoll.

  • abbysee

    Possibly.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “She alludes to not being able to sell something so I think it has to do with that.”

    That doesn’t quite fit with Amber’s tweet:

    Amber Holcomb ?@AmberAI12 14 May
    I can’t sell you what you don’t want to buy…#MovingOn

  • jms

    “UPDATE: Adam Lambert confirms his duet with Angie Miller, “Make sure to catch me singing w @AngieAI12 on #AmericanIdol tonight!!” ETA: They will perform “Titanium” by David Guetta and Sia”

    I’M SO READY. For the most part I never listen to the radio, pop, or YouTube covers of pop songs, so I am immune to the popularity of some songs, including Titanium, which has become one of my favorite songs recently (mostly a rock cover I’ve listened to before).

  • girlygirl

    lol yeah. only I’m not expecting a whole bunch of ka-ching for her single, either. Her fanbase doesn’t appear to be all that large

  • fuzzywuzzy

    It certainly appears that way. lol

  • http://twitter.com/PattiHum Pat H

    I know JJ is Angie’s Idol, but man, if it were me… I’d so rather do my single!

  • matt89

    meh, still made her seem petulant

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Wui-Zhuan-Lim/777616348 Wui Zhuan Lim

    just duets…why worry about WHO’S THE HIGHLIGHT of the night..?
    Can’t we just take it as a consolation gift for Angie and her Dreamers (including me) for not making into the finals?
    don’t be sourgrapes…lol…just kidding

    CELEBRATION night yo! Be happy!

  • maxie10

    I agree Tom, her age is not an excuse. When I call her a kid, I am thinking of her emotional maturity. Because of Scotty’s maturity I didn’t really think of him as a kid. Yeah Scotty! There’s still hope for her though. She needs to align herself with some better examples! Quit expecting everything to just fall in her lap. Candace, Kree and Angie have been working for this. And they are being rewarded for their work.

  • YankeeFan08

    I think you hit the nail on the head … they didn’t get the outcome they wanted. Let’s face it, they’ll promote who they want to promote regardless whether it’s the winner, runner-up or lower place finisher.

  • Madilo

    Feeling sad that my boy Phillip will not be there :(

  • H.A.

    Happy for Angie. She gets Adam F*cking Lambert, her Idol Jessie J. and her original song released to itunes. Now Candice Glover FTW and I’m good.

  • Tom

    I like “Where the Black Top Ends” but that seems like an odd coice for Kree to duet on. Also, nothing against Keith, I think he’s great… but it does seem a bit lazy of idol to have him be Kree’s duet partner.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Wui-Zhuan-Lim/777616348 Wui Zhuan Lim

    well, she wanted to do that single, do give a nice debut boost.
    But TPTB decides everything…
    Anyway let’s just hope that her 2 duets can create lots of impact…
    with some mentions by Ryan about her new single too…

  • Nadine_Bitch

    Lucky girl ;)

  • H.A.

    One of them will be the winner and the other a runnerup. They will both have amazing careers and many good times ahead of them. The spotlight will not be taken away from them.

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    Well at least we don’t have to wonder if she’s getting signed. Heh.

  • HermeticallySealed

    Makes me think how they kept pushing Pia. Goes out at 9, but then they had her all over the place in the tour.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Cantiello announced that Taylor Hicks and Anthony Hopkins are at the finale.

  • dabney c

    She wins the Finale jackpot in terms of exposure and duet partners.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Yes, for sure. I guess that I’m bit surprised that Angie is being pushed so soon and to this extent. I thought that Angie was destined for the final 2, but I didn’t think that TPTB liked her that much.

  • dabney c

    Funny how only Candice and Kree get paired with Idol people (Jennifer Hudson & Keith Urban), while Angie, Amber, and Janelle get paired with outside artists like Jessie J, The Band Perry, and Emilie Sande. You’d think the Top 2 would get the high-budget acts. :-/

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Angie’s being interviewed by Cantiello, and she just said that right after she was eliminated, she was told to record her original song and that it would be released after the finale.

  • dabney c

    I’m sure they’re rolling their eyes and smiling through clenched teeth.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Taylor Hicks is being interviewed now. He just played a bit of harmonica. lol He plugged his residency at the Paris casino.

  • H.A.

    Keith and Jennifer Hudson aren’t high-budget acts?
    Jessie J and Emile Sande aren’t exactly household names here in America although I like them both. Idol viewers know Keith, JHud and Adam. I see it as the top 3 got paired with the Idol Family.

  • dabney c

    I’m not sure they do like her that much, but they see she has fans, so they’re capitalizing on it. It’s just business.

  • perfectstorm

    TBD in as far as “amazing careers”. Jessica Sanchez was supposed to morph into this huge star. A year later and a 14k debut……

  • dabney c

    Well, Keith is in-house, and Jennifer is a former Idol. Always nice to get an outsider because it’s a different kind of validation… or something.

  • teekee

    I hear you. I hope that they are unfazed by it. Tonight, I want them to just have a good, pressure free time. I do wish they had different duet partners…but go Angie!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Wui-Zhuan-Lim/777616348 Wui Zhuan Lim

    TPTB has to serve the Asian fans. As majority of them are Dreamers. According to StarWorld

  • girlygirl

    Considering the recent track record of Idols, I wouldn’t be too sure about the”amazing careers” part. But even if they do, that still has nothing about how tonight is supposed to be about them, yet TPTB is pimping the 3rd place finisher harder.

  • abbysee

    My thought wasn’t about whether they were high budget acts or not. But whether they were proper fits. Just because they are both considered divas Jhud and Candace aren’t the same type singer, except that they are dynamic vocalists. Also if Jhud had to duet with Candace at least let it be her song, not a Natalie Cole song from the 70s. It just hits home that Candace isn’t as current as Janelle, Amber, and Angie. Whereas if she were paired with either a true diva, Aretha, or an buzz worthy up and comer, it might have sent a different message. Not knocking anyone. I adore Keith, and Jhud is Jhud. It’s just not exactly what I think either of them might had had in mind. Of course they will gush, and such, because they must, but I don’t get it.

  • shell29

    Just because it hasn’t happened yet doesn’t mean it will never happen. She’s still young and her “career” is in the early stages.

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    They’re not really current people with recent hits. Well Keith sorta, but definitely not Jennifer. So that’s the big difference. You would think if they are planning to release the top 2 to the wild in short order, they’d want to present both as current artists. But instead, everyone else will be paired with update hit makers but them. I don’t think it’s anything sinister but it is a bit of a missed opportunity IMO.

  • abbysee

    If she had won though, it might have been a different story. Having that song as the coronary might have changed it appeal.

    As for not having people, it’s funny until last week, everyone thought she was the one that actually had people.

  • shell29

    Exactly. That’s the way it has always been with Idol.

  • abbysee

    I love the song, it was mine and my first loves song, however. It was perfect, for then. Of course this is in her wheelhouse. So I’ll reserve judgement. I guess, lol.

  • abbysee

    That would piss me off, but I wouldn’t tweet about it.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Adam is being interviewed now. He looks great with perfect hair. lol

  • http://twitter.com/beethree33 #YouSetMeFree

    You obviously missed her tweet to Adam. You should probably check your facts first.

    @adamlambert: Just watched @AmericanIdol having missed the past 5-6 weeks… And the girls are good, but @AngieAI12 gives me chills when she sings #star

    @AngieAI12: @adamlambert @AmericanIdol This means the world! Your amazing =)
    8:50 AM – 7 May 2013

  • http://www.facebook.com/atlanta.mike.9 Atlanta Mike

    leave amber alone……She is just human :

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matteo-Rodrigo/1340430528 Matteo Rodrigo

    Way to keep it current Nigel… Frankie Valli really? And guess the Cher rumors were just that. Did JLo also prepare. Everyone wanted to see the camera on Mariah… I hate the pretapes… I hope these celebs don’t lip sync.. But at least JLo will. And Psy ugh!And tthere got to be a Randy tribute no?

  • bridgette12

    I think they are testing the water to see if she l if there is any interest out there for her, by giving her the promotion and releasing her single.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Right. And if there’s not enough “interest”, then they will drop her like a hot potato.

  • http://twitter.com/Miztig Miz

    Yeah, that bothers me.

  • Myrrna

    i think so too…kree got shit from the producers for the last month

  • http://twitter.com/BrianGoodner Brian Wilkes

    Well, if she can’t perform her song on the finale than no one would probably want to buy a song they hadn’t heard, so they are holding off on releasing it. That’s the only thing I could figure her tweet meant.

  • H.A.

    I don’t define amazing career by an Idol selling a gazilion singles and albums. As long as they have a career that they love that’s all that matter.

  • emme1000

    Amber will never get any where in the music business….she is just too immature.

  • emme1000

    Angie gets two?

  • Wellworn

    I always felt she was being pimped, even as early as the auditions with her on camera exposure.

  • Wellworn

    Hey Amber, don’t burn your bridges. You should act professional and not bite the hand that could potentially feed you. And also “#moveon”

  • http://twitter.com/THEROCPRINCE Cory Patrick

    Angie should not be getting two duets, while the actual Final 2 only has one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mary.s.shepherd Mary Sumner Shepherd

    Personally, I like this. I would prefer the current contestants duet with previous years’ contestants rather than non-Idols, but that’s just me. I actually loved seeing all the Idolumni this season. Does bringing in Jessie J and The Band Perry – or even Aretha Franklin and Frankie Valle, make people tune in to watch the Idol finale more than Adam Lambert, JHud, Keith Urban and JLo who all have an Idol connection? Doubt it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mary.s.shepherd Mary Sumner Shepherd

    Personally, I like this. I would prefer the current contestants duet with previous years’ contestants rather than non-Idols, but that’s just me. I actually loved seeing all the Idolumni this season. Does bringing in Jessie J and The Band Perry – or even Aretha Franklin and Frankie Valle, make people tune in to watch the Idol finale more than Adam Lambert, JHud, Keith Urban and JLo who all have an Idol connection? Doubt it.