NEW UPDATE! Hollywood Life is reporting that Lee Dwyze and Crystal Bowersox will sing with Joe Cocker at the Idol finale! ! Read more HERE.
Which special guest stars will be performing on Wednesday’s American Idol 9 Season finale? Let’s start with the RUMORS.
I’m hearing from sources that Janet Jackson is set to perform on Wednesday’s season closer.
Other rumored guest stars: Chicago, the Bee Gees and Hall and Oats have supposedly been tapped to keep the Baby Boomer demo happy.
According to the UK Daily Mail, Robin Gibb missed a flight to the US yesterday due to an altercation with airport security. Oops. Maybe the Bee Gees won’t be performing…
And, according to Cleveland radio station @WQAL, “We are now hearing a Hall and Oates tribute… “I can’t go for that” and “You Make my dreams come true.” Hm.
Confirmed for Wednesday’s finale: Christina Aguilera, Carrie Underwood, Kris Allen and Enrique Iglesias will be appearing to perform their new singles.
Various Idol alumni, and maybe Paula Abdul will appear in a special tribute video to send off judge Simon Cowell.
And of course, the Top 12 will be on hand to perform and look on as either Crystal Bowersox or Lee DeWyze are crowned the new American Idol.
Who would you like to see perform on this year’s finale? So far, except for the Idol alumni, I’m not feeling the guest stars so far…
UPDATE:: Just tweeted by Elliott Yamin, “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 ??” Hm.
2nd Update: @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!!!”
3rd Update: 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)
5th Update: Who thinks there’s going to be a big musical sendoff for Simon Cowell featuring ex-Idols?
6th Update: Michael Johns tweets, “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”
7th update: “American Idols Top 10 perform “Schools out For The Summer” by Alice Cooper Tuesday” via @MIX1063
8th update: @h20waterconvo: Fox 11 News just said Lee & Crystal will sing 3 songs each tomorrow – winner’s song, producer’s pick and contestant’s choice.”