This thread is going to be the central repository for rumors/confirmation about this week’s final and finale.
Keep checking back for updates.
3rd Update: From @Mix1063:
“The guys of season 9 are singing Hall and Oats “You make my dreams come true” and “Maneater”
“Lee sings with Hall and Oats “I can’t go for that” Tomorrow Night on Fox 66″
“Crystal Bowersox performs Joe Cocker “With a Little help from my friends””
2nd Update: AINow.org is reporting that there will be a tribute performance featuring Idols on Wednesday, but it will only include Idols not signed by 19
UPDATE: TMZ is reporting that Paula Abdul was out shopping for a dress recently and that she will be attending the finale tomorrow. More HERE.
- @h20waterconvo tweeted last night: “Fox 11 News just said Lee & Crystal will sing 3 songs each tomorrow – winner’s song, producer’s pick and contestant’s choice.”
- Hollywood Life is reporting that Lee Dwyze and Crystal Bowersox will sing with Joe Cocker at the Idol finale! ! Read more HERE.
- “American Idols Top 10 perform “Schools out For The Summer” by Alice Cooper Tuesday” via @MIX1063 (if this is true, I would think the group number is for Wednesday’s finale)
- People magazine reported that Paula Abdul will appear to help send off Simon Cowell. At the very least, she will probably appear in a video tribute.
- Janet Jackson will perform on the results show.
- Chicago, the Bee Gees and Hall and Oats have supposedly been tapped to keep the Baby Boomer demo happy.
- Cleveland radio station @WQAL “Seems the Christina Aguilera rumor is true.. as we hear the gals practicing Stronger! Sounds Good!”
- @WQAL “Rehearsals going on… The Boys are practicing a rendition of “Pants on the Ground!!!”
- Idol Tracker reports that the Melissa Etheridge/Crystal Bowersox duet may be back on the table (The appearance contract Etheridge signed with Dancing With The Stars would not allow her to appear on the Idol finale)”
Idols who have confirmed their return to the Finale (or not)
- Elliott Yamin tweeted on Monday: “my homie taytay hicks gets in town 2day…gonna get 2 share the stage with him again!..1st time since r idol days..can yall guess what 4 ??” (Tay tay is Taylor Hicks).
- Michael Johns tweeted on Monday: “It was fun being back at the Idol finale today. Good to see some old friends. I got asked to perform on Wednesday night. Pretty excited…Can’t give too many details sorry but its going to be pretty epic”
- Blake Lewis tweeted last night that he WILL NOT BE PERFORMING on the finale
Confirmed to Perform:
- Will Young will sing the boot song, “Leave Right Now” on Tuesday night’s performance show.
- Christina Aguilera, Carrie Underwood, Kris Allen and Enrique Iglesias will be appearing on Wednesday’s finale to perform their new singles.