Rumor: Janet Jackson to perform on the Idol Finale? (And Other Finale Rumors)

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)

4th Update: @Q104Rebecca “Rumor #28 Jordan Sparks to perform with Blake Lewis at the American Idol Finale!” Blake Lewis tweeted that he would not be performing on the 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.”

  • mastriod2000

    Idol has been trying to get Janet Jackson to perform since like season 3 but I heard they never could financially accommodate her. She’s promoting a movie of her’s in London though so I don’t know how true that rumors is but if so I’m excited

  • itsalleternal

    I feel the producers are just desperately trying to pick people who would supposedly bring up ratings, regardless of whether or not they are good or would provide for a great show.

    I sure hope this Wednesday is the end of an era, and we have a whole new reinvented show come next January.

  • Judee

    Natasha Bedingfield taped Ellen, maybe she is performing on idol too? i’m ok with Janet, i don’t really listen to her, but she is/was a big star in the US.

  • s0x_prisoner

    What about the Glee cast? Cross-promotion right there!

  • s0x_prisoner

    What about the Glee cast? Cross-promotion right there!

  • bridgette12

    Janet Jackson, when was the last time she had a hit. She couldn’t even sing her own song live at the Grammys.

    I think it would be a good idea to have the Glee cast on. Glee is popular and could help boost the ratings.

  • Judee

    I say bring on the MileyBIRD!!! bring it on!!! and Katy ‘trainwreck’ Perry or La Roux. OMG please La Roux and let them sing ‘In for the kill’.

  • colette

    Geez Louise. Even a graying Boomer like me thinks those guests are mostly hopelessly retro — I mean, The Bee Gees? Again? What have they done in the last 20 years? And it’s Hall and OATES — don’t mind them much but Chicago? And, ick, ENrique Iglesias?

    If I had my way in this wicked world, I’d love to see some better golden oldies (the Eagles! Paul McCartney, who I know keeps saying no but…. Neil Young! ) and some really great newer acts — the Fleet Foxes, Regina Spektor, Green Day, Nora Jones, Los Lonely Boys, Jill Scott.

    OK, dream on. It’s hard finding “blockbuster” bands and acts these days that are ratings-boosters, given how screwed up the music biz is. But if you’re gonna go oldie, go really hot oldie…..

  • weese

    If Elliott is actually going to get to sing this will be the best finale ever. I hope it isn’t just a loving tribute to dear simon speech but a full out song.

  • thesheriff

    now- i’d love to see elliot and taylor on!

  • Pam

    Yay! Glad to know we are actually going to get to see some past season Idol alums.

  • bridgette12

    I don’t understand why they don’t have some of the former Idols on that starred in their season as a tribute to Simon. Kelly, Ruben and Clay, Melinda, Daughtry, Jordin, Bo, Cook, Archuleta, Kat, and Adam could pair up and do some great songs. I would love to see Kelly and Cook, Adam and Daughtry, Melinda and Clay, Archuleta and Jordin team up and throw down some killer duets, which they could sell on itunes for a small profit. This show can surely do better than what they have come up with so far. Enrique, Janet, Bee Gees, Chicago and the General are not that exciting to watch.

  • http://none SueSt

    I feel the producers are just desperately trying to pick people who would supposedly bring up ratings, regardless of whether or not they are good or would provide for a great show.

    Totally agree!! Bring back old idol alumni! I would love to hear Crystal and Kelly… Lee and Cook… or Crystal and Cook and Lee and Kelly! Any combination could be great.

  • http://www.last.fm/user/lifeonthemoon jstxanothrxstory

    A radio station said the Top 6 guys are singing Pants on the Ground.

  • girlygirl

    I’d really rather see more current artists — even with auto tune — than all these baby boomer types

  • ravengirl

    Chicago, the Bee Gees and Hall and Oats have supposedly been tapped to keep the Baby Boomer demo happy.

    Uh, what? I guess I am in that Baby Boomer demo, and Chicago and Hall and Oates were two of my most fave bands BACK THEN. But I can’t go for that, no, no …
    And no to Janet Jackson, who lip syncs everything these days.
    What does Idol think we are, hopelessly stuck in the past?
    I’ll sound like a broken record, but no finale will ever match last year’s and no audience draw would have been bigger than Adam Lambert. What could have been cool was a big mix of Idols from the past, I suppose.
    Ah well, no matter. Idol now, for me, is fodder for hilarious tweets and sympathy.

  • Judee

    Honestly i want somebody with radio hits during 2007 – now.

  • girlygirl

    This Cleveland radio station has a reporter at Idol and she’s been interviewing people all day:

    WQAL

    # Andrew Garcia spills the beans that he is raking in 6 figures on the idol tour 3 minutes ago via web

    #Kris told Rebecca all about the body parts he’s been asked to sign.. and his buddy Adam Lambert. 11 minutes ago via web

  • LeeTravers

    bridgette12’s idea is really great and think would appeal to all Idol fans who may have dropped out lately.

  • DawnMarie1

    Ummm….Can we please have Jason Castro back on the show? Ever? Pretty please? I’m begging here. = )

  • Pam

    bridgette12’s idea really is the better way to go. TPTB are so clueless.

  • JudyOhio

    Elliott and Taylor … possibly coming on the show….now THAT made my day! Would love to see them together again!

  • Valentin432

    We had: Keisha, Lady Gaga, Usher, Derulo, Justin Beiber, Lady Antebellum, the BEP… All performed this year and they are the biggest pop acts out there, all were pretty much ridiculed around the blogosphere, so I wonder if there’s a way to really please AI fans.

  • Pam

    It sounds like through a tweet from Kris’ brother, that Dave wasn’t going to be available for the finale anyway.

    DA4Real: @thedavidcook Hate we’re gunna miss ya this week. Hangin with ya bro though. @adamlambert See ya soon buddy. It’s been a long time.
    3:53 AM May 23rd via web

  • http://www.dancin.ca dancin

    omg be still my canadian heart .. crystal bowersox and neil young oooh lol

  • bridgette12

    Pam:
    05/24/2010 at 3:32 pm
    bridgette12’s idea really is the better way to go. TPTB are so clueless.

    Yeah it’s a great idea if I may say so myself. Idol became a monster on tv by giving us some good entertainment, which included people who could actually sing live. This finale is the close of the worst season of American Idol ever, it needs to be salvaged with a outstanding finale. Season 9 Idols are not going to do anything that’s going to set the stage on fire. Why not bring in other Idols who you know can give a kick ass performance and end this show on a high note. Let’s leave off the retirees and the ones who have to lip sync. This is a singing show, if you can’t sing don’t fake it.

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    The finale’s gonna suck

  • KTINTN

    Rumor is Elliot & Taylor will duet on “Woman’s Gotta Have It” on the Finale.

  • http://www.dancin.ca dancin

    andrew just met jordin sparks according tohis twitter … maybe she will be there andrewagarcia Just met @TheRealJordin she is AMAZING!!!!!!:)

  • windmills

    I didn’t see this WQAL tweet copied over:

    Seems the Christina Aguilera rumor is true.. as we hear the gals practicing Stronger! Sounds Good!

    Hall & Oates being there to be part of a groupsing tribute would go down easier than them being one of the duets. Then again we’ve still got Chicago and the BeeGees (maybe lol) too.

    Rumor is Elliot & Taylor will duet on “Woman’s Gotta Have It” on the Finale.

    I like this rumor!

  • bridgette12

    Valentin432:
    05/24/2010 at 3:36 pm
    We had: Keisha, Lady Gaga, Usher, Derulo, Justin Beiber, Lady Antebellum, the BEP… All performed this year and they are the biggest pop acts out there, all were pretty much ridiculed around the blogosphere, so I wonder if there’s a way to really please AI fans.

    Kesha sucked, Lady Gaga was underwhelming, Ursher lip sync, Derulo I can’t even remember him, Justin is a annoying kid with an annoying voice and I like Lady Antebellum. Some of these people deserve derision and scorn and no, there is no way to please AI fans.

  • Marie23

    Ohh Nora Jones, yes, or even John Mayer, if they’ll ever do this show but that’ll be so epic! well for me anyway.

    ETA: I mean if they wanted to do old school, couldn’t they at least bring in performers that had hit(s) in at least the last 10-20 years, like Toni Braxton, the above mentioned, even groups like Lifehouse and The Calling, etc.. the list right now seems incredibly bad, but maybe it’s my age is showing, cause I have no idea who Chicago, and Hall & Oats are, I remember the Bee Gees name but don’t recall any of their music…

  • Bowie1

    Who would I like to see perform on the finale….it’s a no brainer for me:
    ADAM F. LAMBERT!!!!!!!! But since that’s not suppose to happen I won’t be watching.

  • weese

    How about Jack White? What a terrific mentor he would make as well. Broken Bells, Dave Matthews, Kings of Leon would be great or even Hanson (for Siobahn)? They’ve never had Coldplay on as far as I know. If we must have boomer stuff– Blondie, The Talking Heads, Supertramp,Bob Seger, Madonna, Springsteen, The Cars, The BoDeans, Pretenders, Dylan, —etc,etc,etc,

  • Nina1

    Elliott and Taylor … possibly coming on the show….now THAT made my day! Would love to see them together again!

    Me, too, especially Taylor. I get the idea they are pulling a bunch of formers in, maybe for a Simon tribute. In many cases it is odd they would want to pay tribute. Simon’s occupation suddenly doesn’t seem like a life well spent.

  • calimari

    I’d love it if Elliott & Taylor did that song together for the finale. Elliott is the epitome of coming up from behind, and Taylor could use all the support & promo he never got when he was the reigning idol. And they sound great on that song.

    So long as they don’t dig up Burt Bacharach and other ancients like they are known to do….

  • Andysgirl

    Who would I like to see perform on the finale….it’s a no brainer for me:
    ADAM F. LAMBERT!!!!!!!! Me too Bowie! THIS!!

    Maybe tptb are afraid that Adam Lambert will outshine the contestants so badly that it will show how much this season has lacked charisma and talent. This finale lineup has me baffled. I will fastforward through everything except Christina, Janet, and Taylor/Elliott. A perfectly sucky end to a perfectly sucky season.

  • wordnerdarchie

    Well, it’s been confirmed that David Cook will NOT be there.

    #CharleyBelcher

    Alas, no. RT @lissied: @CharleyBelcher is the rumor cook’s gonna be there true?

  • BestAI

    Me, too, especially Taylor. I get the idea they are pulling a bunch of formers in, maybe for a Simon tribute. In many cases it is odd they would want to pay tribute. Simon’s occupation suddenly doesn’t seem like a life well spent.

    Did Simon even like Taylor? I would think they would bring on past idols that Simon actually liked.

  • mozart4898

    Valentin432:
    05/24/2010 at 3:36 pm
    We had: Keisha, Lady Gaga, Usher, Derulo, Justin Beiber, Lady Antebellum, the BEP… All performed this year and they are the biggest pop acts out there, all were pretty much ridiculed around the blogosphere, so I wonder if there’s a way to really please AI fans.

    Exactly. People scream for current, and they get some of the most current artists that they can get, and people ridicule them (myself included, because I really am very unimpressed with most current acts). So then they look for seasoned, recognized performers (Chicago, instrumentally, is an INCREDIBLE band – the original band at least was mostly made up of music performance majors…there was more musical skill in that one group than in most any whole top 40 list). And of course now people complain that the acts are all ancient. They bring on people like Harry Connick, Jr., who is one of the most skilled “pop” (not really) musicians of today, and people complain that they don’t like the style.

    You know, AI really is like a redux of our society as a whole. We’ll complain about anything, and we’ll blame anyone else when something doesn’t go right or if something happens that we don’t agree with. Right down to not being happy with the top 12 and all – hello people, WE voted them into the top 12. No need for all the angst. I for one have found a new favorite artist this season (Crystal), and probably at least 2-3 others I’ll check out in the future if/when they make albums (Mike, Casey, maybe even Aaron and who knows, maybe even Tim).

  • stelladallas

    Elliott! Elliott! Elliott! (And please let him sing).

    And yes to Taylor, too. Boy, those were the days. I could hardly breathe during Season 5. Sigh.

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    Reminder:

    Sorry, We aren’t going to fanwar in this thread. Especially about performers who likely won’t even be stopping by the Nokia, let alone be performing on the stage. Let’s keep this thread focused on tomorrow’s finale.

  • http://airincaol.com coco

    right…simon did appear to hate Taylor hicks. Taylor was the 1st “backlash” winner, and I think we all know why. I do not even know why he would go on the show. I am so relieved for Casey that he went out 3rd.

  • justminx

    I really don’t care who wins this lackluster season. I doubt those already voted off have improved enough for me to sit through one last “top 12″ group performance. The criticism they received was deserved and if their feelings are hurt now, just wait until the real “reviews” start.

  • Nina1

    Did Simon even like Taylor?

    If I remember correctly, Simon pretty much dissed Taylor.

    I think America as a whole is going to find several favorites in this season and it may shock many of the AI diehards who they are,

    I think you could very well be right. There are a number of people I will check out, because I am interested in seeing and hearing what they do.

  • jpfan

    Rumor is Elliot & Taylor will duet on “Woman’s Gotta Have It” on the Finale.

    PLEASE make this be true. :)

  • mmb

    Idoltracker just tweeted they heard a male voice singing “Beautiful Day” at the Nokia, and it wasn’t Bono. Sounds like Lee will be singing Beautiful Day tomorrow night. I can kinda see that

  • SpenserJ

    Rumor is Elliot & Taylor will duet on “Woman’s Gotta Have It” on the Finale.

    I would totally enjoy that. Together, they are VERY fun to watch.

    I’m okay with AI bringing on the older, more legendary type acts each year. It’s usually nostalgically fun. But, I saw Chicago live a couple of years ago, and those guys have very little gas left in the tank. They sucked.

    And, Enrique Iglasies (or however the hell you spell that) creeps me out.

  • Kirsten

    Enrique Iglesias will be appearing to perform their new singles

    Enrique’s new single features Pitbulll. I wonder if he will be there too.

    Idoltracker just tweeted they heard a male voice singing “Beautiful Day” at the Nokia, and it wasn’t Bono. Sounds like Lee will be singing Beautiful Day tomorrow night.

    TCO always gets to sing U2.

  • bridgette12

    mmb:
    05/24/2010 at 5:09 pm
    Idoltracker just tweeted they heard a male voice singing “Beautiful Day” at the Nokia, and it wasn’t Bono. Sounds like Lee will be singing Beautiful Day tomorrow night. I can kinda see that

    Let me see, Simon called Bono for lunch and begged to use this song. I love Beautiful Day if Bono is singing it, I just don’t see how Lee will pull it off unless they have another choir backing him up.

  • jpfan

    One of greatest Idol moments ever was Kurt Nilson) doing Beautiful Day on World Idol. If Lee does a job 1/5th as good as that dude, he’ll win.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKg7SB-tcdA&feature=related

  • _nyanyanie

    dang it, cook won’t even be in the audience, where the hell is he? i need my cookie fix, i haven’t seen him for the past weeks, he’s tweeting less and still the new music seems far away… sorry to brag about it, my heart is just sad. i need my meds back…

    well, i have a class tom. so i’ll be only able to see the last 52 minutes (45 mins actually + 7 mins over time) of the finale… i’m very interested to see who will win, can go either way.

  • Grammie Kari

    I have no complaints to all these rumors. In fact, I am loving it. I would love to see Taylor and Elliott rock the roof and show some of the guys in Season 9 how it is done. I am so sick of the lip sync performances. Put up 20 past Idols up there and let the chorus begin.

    I will be gentle with Hall and Oates as the gents are now in their 60’s. So, they may not be perfect, but they have been eligible for the Rock Hall since 1997. Something needs to wake up the folks who submit the nominations.

    The newer acts that have been on the show have mostly failed or cannot sing live. This has made for a sad season for me. I don’t care if a song is 50 years old or 5 months old. I want to hear REAL singing and danceable music!

  • weese

    Remember Season 5 finale, Mary J. Blige not letting Elliott sing and Toni Braxton drunk/high singing with Taylor and Kat creeped out by Meatloaf. No matter who shows up on Wed. I think it will be entertaining.

  • rockpaperscissors

    I’m looking forward to the finale and I’m glad there won’t be too many autotuned, backing tracked pop tarts on the show :)
    After hearing how fantastic Kris has performed TT this past weekend, I’m excited to see him on AI.

  • sonyab

    weese:

    Remember Season 5 finale, Mary J. Blige not letting Elliott sing and Toni Braxton drunk/high singing with Taylor and Kat creeped out by Meatloaf. No matter who shows up on Wed. I think it will be entertaining.

    ROFL! Ahhh the good ol days. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=587900002&ref=name cruzceleste

    Will change any of these acts for any of the Davids singing or a Davids duet… but I wont think this will happening….

  • http://airincaol.com coco

    that world idol guy singing Beautiful day also sang….guess it….Hallelujah. simon is soooo predictable he reminds of store brand Velveeta.

  • http://www.dancin.ca dancin

    omg i just saw taylor and kats performances with braxton n meatloaf… i skipped a year of idol cuz i was having a sucky temper tantrum cuz bo lost lol

    ugh pray there are no performances like these this year

  • J9BT

    I really hope the Melissa Etheridge rumor is true – that would be an awesome duo!

  • tessa

    Why not have artists like U2, Green Day, The Fray, Gavin DeGraw, Colbie Caillat, Jamie Cullum on the Finale. CURRENT and immensely talented! HAH!

  • koshka

    girlygirl:
    05/24/2010 at 3:26 pm
    I’d really rather see more current artists — even with auto tune — than all these baby boomer types

    I have to confess that I hold the same opinion. Actually I don’t mind lipsync’d autotuned ‘singing’. I’ve come to the realization that there is some really good music that is ‘manufactured’ in the studio and really good music that can be sung live – I just have to accept that there is a difference when I watch the performances.

  • Laury

    4th Update: @Q104Rebecca “Rumor #28 Jordan Sparks to perform with Blake Lewis at the American Idol Finale!”

    Looking foward to see this!! I love both of them And I haven’t seen Blake performing since last time he was on idol!! i

  • dancingqueen

    I have no problem with aging oldies who made great music in their day or auto-tuned newbies, if the song is decent.

    I especially love that some former idol peeps will return, obviously, not all can, so, someone’s fave will be missing. Yea for Taylor finishing his run in Grease yesterday & being available to sing with Elliott – Season 5 was a blast.

    I also hope the Etheridge rumor is true, but, won’t be surprised if it isn’t. I’d put money on Lee’s U2 song being his producer’s pimp pick.

  • gangreen29

    So Blake, Jordin, Elliot, Taylor, Kris, and Carrie maybe performing? So why are people complaining about no past idols? Thats 6 idols, and there may be more! Not everyone can come back obviously..

  • JOJOSIE

    Love the rumor about Taylor and Elliott. I live in Iowa and my local news station just had on the the bassist of the metal band Slipnot was found dead at 39 in Des Moines, the bands base. Not a favorite of mine but it seems like a lot of young musicians have died lately. Hope the finalist have good duets tomorrow or even just funny ones (see season 5) I thought the ones last year were great altho I have a hard time watching Kiss, especially Gene Simmons. I’ll be voting for Chrystal unless she totally bombs.

  • Judee

    Rumor #28 Jordan Sparks to perform with Blake Lewis at the American Idol Finale!”

    maybe Kradam will sing the break-up song together afterall ;)

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    Who thinks all these ex-Idols are coming back for a big musical tribute to Simon? (raises hand…me! me! me!)

  • wjmtv

    I can see Lee doing “Beautiful Day.” If he cuts loose, that’s even better.

  • Raye

    I suspect that the rumors of all the old bands, Bee-Gees, Hall and Oates are all going to be on there to offer tribute to Simon. He is in that age group.

  • SpenserJ

    Who thinks all these ex-Idols are coming back for a big musical tribute to Simon? (raises hand…me! me! me!)

    I’m in! I feel bad for Crystal and Lee. Clearly, Simon’s going to be the star of this finale.

    Rumor is Elliot & Taylor will duet on “Woman’s Gotta Have It” on the Finale.

    PLEASE make this be true.

    LOL – the only thing that can make jpfan tolerate Taylor – a healthy does of Yamin! :) (Ah, the good old days!)

    Remember Season 5 finale, Mary J. Blige not letting Elliott sing and Toni Braxton drunk/high singing with Taylor and Kat creeped out by Meatloaf. No matter who shows up on Wed. I think it will be entertaining.

    I’m STILL creeped out by the fact that Toni Braxton was all trying to sex Taylor up, while they were singing about the hard life In the Ghetto. She was way weird that night.

    And, lol at Elliott as Mary J’s back up singer. I’m pretty sure I was pissed at her for that. (I definitely know that I was pissed at Kat for the mean stuff she said about Meatloaf after).

  • Marie23

    I guess they’re only bringing back the Idols who haven’t had an Idol appearance earlier on in the season, other than Carrie and Kris..hmm..

  • Bowie1

    Is there a link to this Kat and Meatloaf vid? I never watched AI before Adam so all this talk about Blige, Braxton, Meatloaf and company has caught my interest!

  • SpenserJ
  • Bowie1

    SpenserJ Thanks!

  • SpenserJ

    Elliott & Mary J

    Aw, Elliott’s mom’s in this one. so sweet.

  • Idolnewby

    Wow….Joe Cocker… now there’s a gravely voice that would pair well with Lee. Also, I think a Crystal duet with most any folksy singer would sound good….Eric Clapton…Jackson Browne??

  • SpenserJ

    Taylor & Toni (or as I just realized Braxton Hicks LOL – maybe that’s only funny to us mom’s)

    It’s funny to look back on the old “chubby” Taylor. He’s been so lean and mean in the years since.

  • SpenserJ

    SpenserJ Thanks!

    Anytime :)

    (Of course, now I’m going to sit here watching old Tubies of Taylor and Elliott. Ah, good times.)

    I’m totally down with Joe Cocker. LOVE him.

  • weese

    I predict that while Taylor and Elliott are singing A Woman’s Gotta Have It they will have a montage of Kara and Paula all over Simon. There should be plenty of footage for a three minute song.

  • KTINTN

    Michael Johns just tweeted —

    @michael_johns 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

  • dhunken

    My 25 cents is I would love to see the top 2 from each of the past 8 season’s doing duets. From Kelly and Justin to Kris and Adam. I think it would be a great way to show the stars the show has produced. (because regardless if any of them are Superstars the top two of each year have gone on to better careers and all earning at least 6 figures most 7. (Forbes be damned as they only give estimates and don’t know the private money) No matter what people think Idol changes once Simon is gone. Heck Paula left this year and you could feel the difference. Simon leaving is going to be huge. They need to think of a different. Approach. I think they got a good Idea with Adam Mentoring. They need to do more with the Idol Alumm. I agree with Slezak to have the mentor for a week teaching the contestants how to choose the right song and how to dress and lighting and all the in-between’s. Some of these contestants (This year Especially) don’t even know what to ask for or what can make it better. This show was suppose to be about the potential and them teaching the artist how to make to make it. What happen this year to the make overs? That use to be a big event. Possibly a interesting Idea would be to take a page from SYTYCD and have a a few past Idols come on and give Idea and direction to the idols and then If a certain Past Idols contestant makes it through money will be donated to the charity of their choice. ( this is just an Idea) This would help with cross promotion and be so in line with the idea Idol gives back. Anyway I could be so far off but things need to change the whole idea of the show is getting boring monotonous and just not working. The producers have too much to say who they want to win and the voting is all screwed up. Some steps are already in the works cutting down the results show is a good Idea (Though if they had on current acts to sell music like they did this year it maybe a smart Idea to keep it at an hour.) I think the judge banter needs to be cut down and we don’t need to know so much about the judges. Really they are not suppose to be the stars the contestants are the stars and the show needs to focus on them. I also think there should be a original song theme week. That maybe the week to have past Idols come back and help the contestants write an original song. This way the ones that might not be such great writers have a much better chance because they have a corroborator. Imagine them getting Cook, Kris, Daughtry, Carrie, Adam, Chris Sigh, ect. There really are a lot of good Idol writers. Would give another cross promotion for the Idols. Even those who don’t have great recording contacts but are good writers. Didn’t Tamarya help write the Season 3 coronation song Believe. Well I am rambling but Idol needs a make over sooner rather then later. IMHO.

  • wordnerdarchie

    So Michael Johns says he’s on Wednesday night, and that it’s going to be epic!

    #michael_johns

    Can’t give too many details sorry but its going to be pretty epic

  • wjmtv

    weese:

    I predict that while Taylor and Elliott are singing A Woman’s Gotta Have It they will have a montage of Kara and Paula all over Simon. There should be plenty of footage for a three minute song.

    Thanks for the warning. (Note to self: don’t eat before the show.)

  • mmb

    awww..it sounds like it is going to be a big festive former-idol sing along in honor of simon. kinda bummed that adam and cook aren’t a part of it

  • St.Lucia

    Wow. This finale kinda sounds like a drag to me. As of right now I’d only watch to see Kris perform. I used to love Christina Aguilera but her new stuff leaves a lot to be desired.

    At this point the only way I’m watching the finale is if Siobhan performs with Hanson. And since that has a snowball’s chance in hell since Hanson are an Indie band I won’t be watching but catching the videos later on if there is anything I want to see, like Kris.

  • SpenserJ

    oh weeze, I think you just made a little nauseated :).

    @michael_johns 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

    Hmm, this gets more interesting by the minute. This is a lot of alumni so far. So, Simon’s send-off really just might overshadow all else LOL.

    kinda bummed that adam and cook aren’t a part of it

    Yeah, it would be nice to see those two as well, since they’re making it such a reunion. But, they were both on already this year, so it’s not so bad.

    What about Archie? Usually he’s a tweeting fool right? I wonder when he’ll tweet a new rumor for us.

  • bridgette12

    mmb:
    05/24/2010 at 7:06 pm
    awww..it sounds like it is going to be a big festive former-idol sing along in honor of simon. kinda bummed that adam and cook aren’t a part of

    What about Daughtry and Kelly, do anyone know if they are going to be there?

  • mmb

    mmb:
    05/24/2010 at 7:06 pm
    awww..it sounds like it is going to be a big festive former-idol sing along in honor of simon. kinda bummed that adam and cook aren’t a part of

    What about Daughtry and Kelly, do anyone know if they are going to be there?

    yeah and daughtry and kelly too….ita that it would be great to have all of the top 2 since the beginning plus a few of the stand out others like elliott, daughtry, j-hud, constantine, m-johns, carly, jason, allison, brooke, melinda, danny etc etc….obviously they are not doing this since we already know Alli, Danny, Adam and Cook are not going to be there….but it would have been fantastic

  • http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=227878099299 ai_fan

    What about Daughtry and Kelly, do anyone know if they are going to be there?

    Kelly would probably keep the secret if she was. Daughtry appears to be on tour although he’s off on Wed.

  • Milly21

    Adam never said he wasnt gonna be at the finale. he just said he wasnt performing. Maybe he meant he wouldnt be performing his new single since he was responding to another girl’s tweet.

    i wouldnt be surprised if he will be part of some Simon sendoff. Almost all of the cast of season 8 have said they’ve flown in to LA. Kris’ brother and some other idols have kept telling Adam “see you soon!” so i think Adam will be there.

    Also I want to see Kelly, Clay, Fantasia, Jennifer Hudson, Carrie, Chris Daughtry, Jordin, the Davids and Kris and Adam sing together. Plus of course the other winners Ruben, Taylor and everyone else who said theyre gonna be there.

    So basically we have confirmation that Carrie will be there, Michael Johns, Elliott, Taylor, possibly Jordin, Blake, Bo, Constantine and season 8 will be there? pretty exciting I think!

  • tripp_ncwy

    When will the current idols get to sing? With the guest artists and former idols, how are they going to fit all the commercials and these acts into 2hrs 07mins?

  • Kris

    David A. doesn’t usually say anything about what he is doing until the last minute. He is pretty secretive. We know he is going to the finale. He blogged that he was. We don’t know if he is going to perform. If he is he might not say until the day of the finale.

  • Grammie Kari

    Anyway I could be so far off but things need to change the whole idea of the show is getting boring monotonous and just not working. The producers have too much to say who they want to win and the voting is all screwed up.

    Oh, I do believe there will be major changes in the show and I am not so sure I will like them. Remember that AI questionnaire? I would bet that they will be renting a mansion and have the contestants live there. I will be very surrpised if any of the contestants will have young children or babies. I can just picture the cameras being there to photograph their trip to success.

    There will probably be less on the judges and more back scene drama. Maybe a cat fight or two? All I want is to hear more singing and less Judge interaction. I am not looking for a different type of a REALITY SHOW. Oh, well…

  • whatever4444

    I’m guessing the current finalists except for Crystal and Lee won’t have a number. The focus is on Simon which imo sucks.

  • SpenserJ

    Thanks for the info Kris. Maybe they’re supposed to be keeping their appearances pretty tight-lipped. I assume Michael Johns just couldn’t help himself LOL.

  • Laury

    I’d love to see an Idol reunion!!

  • AIaddict

    Here’s an article saying they will be singing originals!

    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/5418130/special_guest_star_on_american_idol.html

  • http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=227878099299 ai_fan

    whatever4444:
    05/24/2010 at 7:30 pm

    I’m guessing the current finalists except for Crystal and Lee won’t have a number. The focus is on Simon which imo sucks.

    I bet they will. I think alot of these people tweeting will be in a medley or with the current contestants.
    I’m looking forward to seeing idols from previous seasons. I would so love to see all 8 of the previous winners do a song together with vids of their wins playing in the background. I know they say Cook won’t be there, but a girl can dream….If I’m dreaming, I would love to see Kris, DC and Chris Daughtry with guitars do an acoustic song or Kelly and Kris, the list could go on….

  • will

    When will the current idols get to sing? With the guest artists and former idols, how are they going to fit all the commercials and these acts into 2hrs 07mins?

    It sounds like this season’s Idols are getting screwed. Aside from the inevitable group number(s), and Lee and Crystal with Joe Cocker, I wonder if they’re going to get to perform at all?

    If they do make time for another “awards ceremony” for the joke auditioners, I’m going to hurl.

  • Milly21

    Melinda Doolittle is in LA too. She tweeted that she was there, Archuleta said he’d be at the finale. Brooke and Guarini i think are the ones doing some idol correspondence so they’ll be in LA. Kim Caldwell is also doing some Idol related stuff. so i think an Idol reunion is definitely in the horizon.

  • SpenserJ

    If they do make time for another “awards ceremony” for the joke auditioners, I’m going to hurl.

    I’m assuming that’s the part that will get cut in order to facilitate the tribute to Simon. Even people as dense as the AI PTB have to know that crap is not well received. I would guess that the previous filler like joke awards, etc. is exactly what we won’t see. (Could be wishful thinking on my part). Also, outside of General Larry Platt – there really just weren’t any big “characters” to give awards to anyway.

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    Here’s an article saying they will be singing originals!

    They aren’t singing originals. Idol Tracker is at a press conference with Lee and Crystal. They aren’t permitted to sing originals.

    Associated Content, like Examiner.com is one of those SEO garbage sites. ANYONE can post ANYTHING there.

  • Laury

    This thread is making me very happy, I’ve been fan of the show for years, I love all the idols!!

  • AIaddict

    mj:
    05/24/2010 at 7:42 pm
    Here’s an article saying they will be singing originals!

    They aren’t singing originals. Idol Tracker is at a press conference with Lee and Crystal. They aren’t permitted to sing originals.

    Associated Content, like Examiner.com is one of those SEO garbage sites. ANYONE can post ANYTHING there.

    oops! sorry, I thought I was onto something there, too bad about the originals. Guess, I was hoping so bad it would happen.

  • Milly21

    The guy that said that David Cook wont be there, CharleyBelcher or whatever on twitter said that David wasnt on the finale list but that anything is possible (in a more recent tweet)

    So there’s still a chance that Cook will be there.

  • girlygirl

    Have we heard for sure whether Adam is going to be at the finale?

  • weese

    I read somewhere that Ace was going to be there. Wonder if he and Diana will do something from Hair.

  • girlygirl

    Wait, Allison isn’t going to be there? I thought I read that she’s performing at the Idols Live thing that KIIS FM does prior to the finale. Yes/no?

  • http://MJO judes

    Also Carly & We are the Fallen are going to the Finale – so she’s another idol who could be performing with them.

  • Trina

    Why wouldnt David be on the list though? He’s not exactly the kind of big star where they would keep him a surprise. Kris’ brother’s tweet which was pretty casual also made it sound like he wont be there.

  • Iriss

    According to what he tweeted today, David Cook is in LA too:

    Just drove by @thegriddlecafe. Sorry I couldn’t enjoy your wares. Its not you. It’s me.

  • girlygirl

    I don’t necessarily think it is Lee who as heard singing Beautiful day. Could have been any one of a number of ex-Idols rehearsing.

    I thought it was supposed to be so difficult to clear U2 stuff and they only cleared One last year because they loved Adam? Of thats the case, why would they even clear another of their songs?

  • mmb

    Girlygirl. Alli may very well be at the finale I just assumed she would be tied up all night with the kiis viewing party

  • gangreen29

    Just drove by @thegriddlecafe. Sorry I couldn’t enjoy your wares. Its not you. It’s me.

    The griddle cafe is amazing! I understand though David lol

  • wjmtv

    girlygirl:

    I don’t necessarily think it is Lee who as heard singing Beautiful day. Could have been any one of a number of ex-Idols rehearsing.

    I thought it was supposed to be so difficult to clear U2 stuff and they only cleared One last year because they loved Adam? Of thats the case, why would they even clear another of their songs?

    Cuz they love Lee?

    Nah, that couldn’t possibly be it.

  • http://www.myspace.com/gwendolyndiane GwendolynD

    I thought it was supposed to be so difficult to clear U2 stuff and they only cleared One last year because they loved Adam?

    Wasn’t “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” cleared for David Cook for the Season 7 finale?

  • SpenserJ

    I thought it was supposed to be so difficult to clear U2 stuff and they only cleared One last year because they loved Adam?

    Wasn’t “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” cleared for David Cook for the Season 7 finale?

    Also – the song where Elliott sang back-up for Mary J (hee)? “One” by U2.

  • girlygirl

    wjmtv

    LOL – I doubt U2 follow AI closely enough to even know who Lee is. Adam was a different story — he had so much buzz. And not sure why, but IMO I also don’t see U2 as fans of Nickelback/Hinder types, in general

    YMMV

  • Trina

    LOL he lives in LA, he’s there everyday.

    Clive Davis got U2 cleared for David in season 7. When they want it badly enough they’ll get it cleared. Wouldnt be shocked if its Simon Fuller’s pick. I would think he has the power to get it cleared from U2.

    The griddle cafe is amazing! I understand though David lol

    OK I need to go to LA and eat there! He’s always tweeting about that place!

  • girlygirl

    OMG, that’s right! I forgot about Cookie! So Simon was doing the whole self-congratulatory thing about being able to clear One for Adam last season for absolutely no reason? Figures…

    Still don’t know if Lee would be singing Beautiful Day though…does that really suit his voice or his style? IDK

  • sma11ie

    The griddle cafe is amazing! I understand though David lol

    haha… A little prior to that tweet, Lisa Rinna tweeter seeing him at the gym, so it sounds like the trainer tsk’d him about carbs?

    lisarinna Workout out next 2 David cook actually in front of him he had 2 look at my a** for an hour sorry David I was star struck of course!

    But sounds like it won’t last- he tweeted this today:

    thedavidcook For the record, Im not breaking up w/ @thegriddlecafe. That’s crazy talk. just couldn’t have it today.

    anyway, I won’t get my hopes up but I really hope David’s in the finale, especially if there’s a big past idols Simon tribute thing, cuz I’m selfish :)…

  • Angel78

    a lot of past Idols are attending the finale as part of the audience not necessarily mean they will all perform :)

  • J9BT

    They aren’t singing originals. Idol Tracker is at a press conference with Lee and Crystal. They aren’t permitted to sing originals.

    Associated Content, like Examiner.com is one of those SEO garbage sites. ANYONE can post ANYTHING there.

    Ok, I think I’m losing it. I could swear MJ posted that Crystal and maybe Lee were singing originals as a separate thread, and I commented on it. But now I can’t find it or my comment anywhere, and MJ has said this is false. MJ – did you have a thread on this and remove it?

  • jpfan

    LOL – the only thing that can make jpfan tolerate Taylor – a healthy does of Yamin! (Ah, the good old days!)

    I actually watched the final 2 on Idol Rewind and found both Kat and Taylor entertaining. I must be all cured even though I still feel slightly robbed about the Chris/Elliott finale. At least they got to duet on the S5 tour. ;)

  • SpenserJ

    I actually watched the final 2 on Idol Rewind and found both Kat and Taylor entertaining. I must be all cured even though I still fell slightly robbed about the Chris/Elliott finale. At least they got to duet on the S5 tour.

    Ha! It’s true – I can barely even bring myself to hate on McPhee anymore. And, that tour was by far the most fun. The duets, the group songs. I was really, really entertained that night. That was just a really fun group.

  • claudette

    Yes! I love the idea of past Idols singing. They really should do that more. I’d like to see any of them more than the old, has been so called superstars (even though I know they said they were “targeting” their older audience. ha)

    I would love if my 2 favorite Idols, Cook and Adam sang, but they have already been on so it’s cool, and probably fair. Therefore, I don’t expect Allison and Archie. But I’d love to see the top 3 or 4 from each season do something.

  • KTINTN

    @RyanSeacrest At rehearsals for the @americanidol finale…I think u will love some of the surprises we have planned

  • mozart4898

    Ok, I think I’m losing it. I could swear MJ posted that Crystal and maybe Lee were singing originals as a separate thread, and I commented on it. But now I can’t find it or my comment anywhere, and MJ has said this is false. MJ – did you have a thread on this and remove it?

    With that article saying that they’re singing originals (that MJ said isn’t true), I wonder if there is some truth to it though – and maybe they’re singing them on Wednesday night? Dunno…

  • cookcricket

    7th update: “American Idols Top 10 perform “Schools out For The Summer” by Alice Cooper Tuesday” via @MIX1063

    Wait!! Didn’t they sing this last year??

  • cookcricket

    J9BT:

    Ok, I think I’m losing it. I could swear MJ posted that Crystal and maybe Lee were singing originals as a separate thread, and I commented on it. But now I can’t find it or my comment anywhere, and MJ has said this is false. MJ – did you have a thread on this and remove it?

    She posted in the “What should the idols sing” thread that in a perfect world they could do originals, but knew that would never happen, or highly doubted it, or something like that.

  • KTINTN

    3 hours long??

    @AmericanIdol

    Come to “Season 9 2-Night Finale” Wednesday, May 26 from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Don’t miss the 2-Night Season Finale…

    Edit:

    @AmericanIdol

    The Facebook Event Invitation times transferred to Twitter incorrectly. The finale is scheduled to go until 10:07pm on Wednesday.

  • iluvai

    Yay! Schools out for Summer… Cheese!!!! Love it!

  • weese

    Wait!! Didn’t they sing this last year??

    Yes they did. With Slash I believe.

  • girlygirl

    ryanseacrest

    #At rehearsals for the @americanidol finale…I think u will love some of the surprises we have planned about 1 hour ago via UberTwitter

    da4real

    #At idol finale rehearsals. Lookin for @ryanseacrest. http://yfrog.com/7hws6yj 6 minutes ago via Yfrog

  • girlygirl

    J9BT

    In the press conference Lee & Crystal did today, Crystal said they would not be performing any original songs. I’m assuming she meant on the performance show Tuesday. I don’t think they’d be allowed to do any on Wednesday, either, but who knows…

  • girlygirl

    Isn’t the TV Guide Channel doing some AI finale special? When does that air…is it just on Wednesday?

  • SpenserJ

    In the press conference Lee & Crystal did today, Crystal said they would not be performing any original songs. I’m assuming she meant on the performance show Tuesday. I don’t think they’d be allowed to do any on Wednesday, either, but who knows…

    Can you imagine the deal with the devil TPTB would make them sign in order to perform their originals on the show?

  • Marie Ruffin

    How long is the finale? 2 hours? 3 hours?

  • mozart4898

    girlygirl:
    05/24/2010 at 10:22 pm
    J9BT

    In the press conference Lee & Crystal did today, Crystal said they would not be performing any original songs. I’m assuming she meant on the performance show Tuesday. I don’t think they’d be allowed to do any on Wednesday, either, but who knows…

    Lol *NOT* that I’m thinking this is the case, but since when would TPTB have any qualms about, oh, I dunno, telling the contestants to lie and/or not say anything about doing originals if they are? It’s not like they’ll probably get any additional viewers if the word gets out that they would be singing them – for that matter, how many people would actually find out? Might be best to keep it a total surprise.

  • mozart4898

    Can you imagine the deal with the devil TPTB would make them sign in order to perform their originals on the show?

    Don’t you figure Crystal already had to go through something as far as them using Holy Toledo in her homecoming video? At the least she would have had to given them the rights to use it – thinking it might just be a clip (although I believe copyright laws say that you can use up to 5 seconds as a “clip” without obtaining permission).

  • Joyed

    Hall and Oates are definitely before my time, and I doubt I could name a single song of theirs. However, on another site I read someone posted a link to a web show Hall has called “Live From Daryl’s House” where Daryl Hall has all of these musicians come over to his home to jam.

    Some people he had on his show – that I recognize – include:
    Patrick Stump from Fallout Boy
    KT Tunstall
    Matt Nathanson
    Kevin Rudolf
    Smokey Robinson

    I love that he reaches out to musicians of many different generations and genres – I love it when people are really all about the music :)

  • Lu

    Rumor is Elliot & Taylor will duet on “Woman’s Gotta Have It” on the Finale.

    Please, please!!! Finally I’ll get to see what I should’ve seen in AI5 if this happens – Elliott and Taylor perform on the AI stage together (still mad at Kat – LOL)

  • Kirsten

    @RyanSeacrest At rehearsals for the @americanidol finale…I think u will love some of the surprises we have planned

    Ever since the epic fail of the theme week he pimped turning out to be a rehash of an old Elvis theme, I’m taking everything he says with a grain of salt.

    Especially since half the people on this blog seem to be able to figure out the Idol surprises (Hint Ryan: “Pants on the Ground” will not surprise us).

  • Lu

    I can barely even bring myself to hate on McPhee anymore. And, that tour was by far the most fun. The duets, the group songs. I was really, really entertained that night. That was just a really fun group.

    I just watched AI5 top 3 rewind… I’m hatin on Mcphee all over again – lol. Awesome group those ai5ers. If some of them take the stage at the finale it will definitely be a treat!

  • SpenserJ

    I just watched AI5 top 3 rewind… I’m hatin on Mcphee all over again – lol. Awesome group those ai5ers. If some of them take the stage at the finale it will definitely be a treat!

    Tee Hee, now I just point and laugh at her :).

    Especially since half the people on this blog seem to be able to figure out the Idol surprises (Hint Ryan: “Pants on the Ground” will not surprise us).

    And the fact that some of them like to tweet what they’re doing (thanks Michael Johns!).

  • will

    7th update: “American Idols Top 10 perform “Schools out For The Summer” by Alice Cooper Tuesday” via @MIX1063

    They mean Wednesday, not Tuesday, right? And they mean the Top 12, not the Top 10, right?

    How long is the finale? 2 hours? 3 hours?

    Wednesday’s show is 2 hrs. 7 min, theoretically.

  • Kirsten

    Wednesday’s show is 2 hrs. 7 min, theoretically.

    Bruce is at the helm, so I would probably add about 20 minutes to my DVR time.

  • mmb

    Interesting, it’s being reported that finale performer xtina has cancelled her tour. Guess that leaves simons baby Leona out in the cold

  • iluvai

    Why would anyone be made at Kat?? She’s so sweet.

    If any of you have kids… I just saw the show “Victorious” or something like that on Nickelodeon. The “star” of the show was the total likeness of Kat. I’m a Kat fan and I was fooled. lol

  • http://www.dallascowboys.com GeminiDolly

    Looking forward to watching Xtina performance and its always a pleasure looking at eye candy Enrique.

  • http://www.dallascowboys.com GeminiDolly

    Has it really been a year since Adam and Kris sang with KISS?? Time flies. WOW.

  • songsungblue

    I’ve never found Kat sweet. I’ve found her to be a career oriented phoney, but that’s okay. Still – give me the honesty and realness of a Crystal any day of the week.

  • larc

    For some reason I’m looking forward to performances by Idol alumni more than anybody else. Def not turned on by the idea of having to watch Hall & Oates, the Bee Gees, Chicago and Grandpa Joe (Cocker).

  • larc

    Has it really been a year since Adam and Kris sang with KISS??

    Just Adam sang with them. Kris and Adam sang with… are you ready?… [drumroll]… Q U E E N !!! :D

  • unidentified

    I would rather see Idols I hate, rather than some of those old stars they’re having on. (I don’t really hate any of them)

  • alaadam

    BiIlboarddotcom Adam Lambert after all is performing on American Idol finale. Stay tuned for for details

    OMG! Is this true? NOPE! looks like it is a fake. Someone made up the account and tweeted that out to everyone. Wierd people.

  • sdmama

    I sure hope Adam will be there or at least says something on video. Simon has been a staunch supporter of Adam. He even said that Adam will win this year;) I will be a bit upset he does not take a part in his send off: Like a favorite son doesn’t send mother’s day card. Let Simon’s boy say thank you and good bye!

  • Finn

    OMG! Is this true?

    It’s a troll twitter acct. :(

  • Tony

    Elliott’s gonna be singing a duet with Taylor? Yes!

  • girlygirl

    KrisAllen

    # Just got done rehearsing at the Nokia for wed. Why did I get nervous on that stage? The pressure is off right? Right?! 36 minutes ago via Echofon

    breathe Kris — just remember you don’t have to sing NoBo, and you’ll be fine!

  • alaadam

    Yeah, the BB tweet is a troll. The Bill part of it is really BiIl (an I instead of an L) Not followers and not following anyone. Peeps are sickos.

  • larc

    If other non-winner Idol alumni such as Michael Johns are going to be performing, I don’t see why Adam can’t. He’s in town with nothing to do except finish rehearsing for his tour. I’ll be disappointed if he’s not there!

  • girlygirl

    larc

    It sounds like Michael and a lot of these other Idols might just be performing as part of the Simon tribute. Would Adam want to just do that?

  • larc

    Even if Adam just did that, I think he should be there.

  • alaadam

    For some reason, Sasha, Adam’s dancer tweeted she is packing for a gig. Tour doesn’t start for 10 days. She could be packing for it but that is a little early. May be nothing.

  • limi

    I’m afraid I can’t get to excited about this lineup, but then this season hasn’t been too exciting. Either Crystal or Lee winning is fine with me. I wish David Cook and Adam were both appearing and performing, we’d have some excitement at least. I’m sure the producers want Kris to have his moment as the previous winner and not have Adam out perform him. No one tops Adam vocally or in exciting performances, that certainly has been proven time and time again!!! If Adam performs it will just remind everyone why he should have won last year. It would be nice to see David A. and some of the other #1s & #2s also. This finale will never top the Queen moment for Kris and Adam last year. Oh well, soon it will be over.

  • soverymel

    If 19 wants Adam there, he’ll be there. If they don’t for whatever reason, he won’t.

    And he already had a chance to talk to Simon and thank him after his mentoring/performance gig a couple weeks ago.

  • http://MJO judes

    I’m sure the producers want Kris to have his moment as the previous winner and not have Adam out perform him. No one tops Adam vocally or in exciting performances, that certainly has been proven time and time again!!!

    In my opinion I would have to respectfully disagree. Kris strategically topped Adam in the Final 3 with Heartless & then the final 2 was decided from votes of the one they liked better!! You may like Adam’s style of performing I don’t I prefer Kris’s but as has been said many times you can’t compare as each is so different! So neither is better than the other! Oh & even though I am a huge Queen fan , I actually preferred Kris’s moment with Keith Urban.
    I am looking forward to seeing some of these previous idol performers as well as seeing Kris perform his new single [ it has previously been the winners right to to do this - nothing about the producers giving Kris a moment - that would be a first!! lol]

  • girlygirl

    alaadam

    Sasha could have other gigs besides working with Adam. Certainly until tour starts, anyway

  • idolprocrastinator

    News Flash: Adam will not be performing on the finale! Why is it necessary to rehash this point and speculate why he’s not been asked? As for the people who will be on the finale: I’m looking forward to Kris’ performance, as well as Elliot and Taylor’s. The Christina medley should be pretty entertaining, and I’d love to see Crystal and Melissa sing together. Overall not as exciting as past seasons, but potentially a good show. The fact that the title is up for grabs always makes the finale more interesting.

  • LindaT

    mmb:
    05/24/2010 at 11:09 pm
    Interesting, it’s being reported that finale performer xtina has cancelled her tour. Guess that leaves simons baby Leona out in the cold

    Who is reporting that the tour is cancelled? According to Ticketmaster, one date was cancelled, but tickets are still on sale for the other dates.

  • Ratna12

    nvm

    limi: whatever. LOL

  • ross

    I’m sure the producers want Kris to have his moment as the previous winner and not have Adam out perform him. No one tops Adam vocally or in exciting performances, that certainly has been proven time and time again!!!

    Gee, I watched the Kiss concert and that wasn’t actually my opinion!!! But YMMV!!!

  • soverymel

    LindaT the NY Times and LA Times are reporting Christina released a statement through Live Nation that she was postponing her tour till 2011.

    http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/05/24/christina-aguilera-postpones-tour/

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2010/05/christina-aguilera-postpones-summer-tour.html

  • LindaT

    soverymel:
    05/25/2010 at 2:05 am
    LindaT the NY Times and LA Times are reporting Christina released a statement through Live Nation that she was postponing her tour till 2011.

    http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/05/24/christina-aguilera-postpones-tour/

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2010/05/christina-aguilera-postpones-summer-tour.html

    Thanks! I just saw the LA Times article. Darn it — I had tickets to see her in August. Oh well. :(

  • http://www.myspace.com/rjveritas MrRJ

    I’ve never found Kat sweet. I’ve found her to be a career oriented phoney,

    I agree totally…..over-rated in every way.

  • darksiam

    LindaT the NY Times and LA Times are reporting Christina released a statement through Live Nation that she was postponing her tour till 2011.

    http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/05/24/christina-aguilera-postpones-tour/

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2010/05/christina-aguilera-postpones-summer-tour.html

    I haven’t read these linked articles to find out why she’s postponing her tour, but I suppose she might not have wanted to be unfavorably compared to Adam since they would have been touring at the same time. By waiting until he’s finished, she won’t risk being outperformed by him and the inevitable reviews that would compare them. I’m not sure what her real reason is, but it’s something to consider.

  • soverymel

    I haven’t read these linked articles to find out why she’s postponing her tour

    The articles just give some bullshit PR answer, but I’m pretty sure it has more to do with the poor reception her single has gotten, the meme that she’s become a copycat and is no longer relevant, and the either negative or just plain disinterested press she’s gotten after some of her frankly tone deaf interviews. I love Xtina, but she’s either been bitchy about Gaga or other artists, or waxed on about motherhood and creating life with a tone that was a bit superior and offputting rather than the woman power vibe I think she was shooting for and missed.

    I don’t think it has anything to do directly with other tours specifically, other than possibly an unwillingness to risk any more negative press if there ended up being lower than expected sales. I think they’re hoping that the movie Xtina is in with Cher that will be coming out soon will be a hit, and if she waits to tour till it’s out she might get another shot at the buzz they counted on for her just coming out of post-parental retirement that never actually happened. She’s pretty much buzz-less at this point.

  • Judee

    I haven’t read these linked articles to find out why she’s postponing her tour, but I suppose she might not have wanted to be unfavorably compared to Adam since they would have been touring at the same time. By waiting until he’s finished, she won’t risk being outperformed by him and the inevitable reviews that would compare them. I’m not sure what her real reason is, but it’s something to consider.

    LMAO!!! this is a joke, right?

    but seriously RCA is messing with Christina more than they messed with Adam. DO SOMETHING IDIOTS!!!

  • JoCeeisme

    I don’t think anyone would be posponing their tour because of Adam, I am sure Xtina doesn’t give too hoots about him. And what about all the other tours that are happening at the same time as Adams, should they all chancel their tours so they wont be compared.

    Looking forward to the AI finale, looking forward to it being over!! Last year was really good and this crop of entertainers (the ones we know about so far) don’t excite me, neither do the two finalist. Last year I was excited to see who would win and was very pleased with the outcome. This year I don’t care, looking forward to season 10, hopefully they will make some good changes to the way it is run.

  • alxsavage

    I’m still not excited by any of these rumors. Even Kris will be performing one of the songs from his album I don’t like at all (yeah I know it’s the single but it’s not as good as others).

    In every other season, even S6, I’ve been excited about seeing the Top 12. I’m sorry to admit this, but I’m actually dreading the thought of seeing Lacey, Paige, Andrew, Katie, Tim and Aaron performing again. That’s half the Top 12 and to me they are all not worth listening to. Now if we had Lilly or Katelyn, I’d be feeling the opposite way.

    Crystal and Melissa could be the one performance to watch if it actually happen.

    And of course, a Crystal win would make me forget every single negative thing I’ve said about the season.

  • Laury

    Crystal winning is the only thing could save this season for me.

    I’m already looking foward for S10 with all the improvement I hope they will make.

  • terps

    Please give us Mellisa and Crystal. And the reason they are pushing Christinas toor back is because her comeback has been and epic failure. He single is doing horrible, she has insulted the current golden girl (Lady Gaga) and all of her album (leaked) is pretty bad.

  • Nina1

    The focus is on Simon which imo sucks.

    You said it. He ain’t exactly warm and fuzzy and Pauler, who was warm and fuzzy, got a swift boot. This tribute is a little craven. Simon weilds just enough power that he can’t afford to be alienated.

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    I don’t think anyone would be posponing their tour because of Adam,

    This is totally NOT a discussion we’re going to have in this thread. How is it that Adam creeps into these threads as a subject when he isn’t even the topic?

  • Tess

    edited per MJs comment.

    When Christina was on top of the world she could wipe the floor with anybody…but from everything I have read and heard she isn’t blowing the critics away with her latest efforts. Sometimes trying to reinvent yourself on each album (aka Madonna or the Beatles) works really well, but sometimes it might just be best to enhance what got you to the top…not try and compete with the new Lady on the block.

    And..just because I think its funny…my local HAC station is giving away tickets for Gaga’s March 2011 concert. Hell, that is nine months away…as fast as Singers careers go up and down that ticket might not be worth the paper it is printed on come Spring.

  • bridgette12

    Nina1:
    05/25/2010 at 7:55 am
    The focus is on Simon which imo sucks.

    You said it. He ain’t exactly warm and fuzzy and Pauler, who was warm and fuzzy, got a swift boot. This tribute is a little craven. Simon weilds just enough power that he can’t afford to be alienated.

    I certainly think Simon deserves the tribute. Without him this show wouldn’t have been the success it is. He wasn’t pulling in that multi-million dollar pay check for doing nothing. Of course it’s going to overshadow the two finalist, but it can’t be helped. This is a giant moment for this show. The backbone of this show is leaving and it’s going to change this show forever.

  • hicksaholic

    Taylor and Elliott???? YES, finally a reason to watch AI this season.

    Lu, I watched season 5 AI Rewind too and started hating on Kat all over again. In her interviews she says right before top two performances she felt something pop in her throat and knew her voice was giving out. Then she pointed out that she didn’t get the note she needed to start her acapela portion of Somewhere Over the Rainbow.. It was like she was making excuses for why she lost to Taylor. It really irritated me. Not to mention her heavy eye makeup made her look like a hooker.

  • NOLA

    I’d put money on Lee’s U2 song being his producer’s pimp pick.

    I don’t get to read all the blog, so not sure if this was posted;
    but according to iTunes, it appears Lee and Crystal will only do
    2 songs. One is the winners song (gag!) and the second is Simon
    Fuller’s choice. hmmm

    No contestant’s choice?

  • Judee

    How is it that Adam creeps into these threads as a subject when he isn’t even the topic?

    Because everybody wants to know how many remixes he sold ;) (especially ****tards).

  • Judee

    I never got into the obsession with U2 or Coldplay. I didn’t like Viva la Vida the album and my favourite U2 song is ‘walk on’, i don’t like One, beautiful day or with or without you. I love Oasis and Blur much more than U2. nvm

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