Finale Updates

According to, the gossip site:  Thanks Brittany

“Sources revealed to TMZ details of Wednesday’s night ‘American Idol’ finale. The show will feature songs by prolific composer Burt Bacharach, with Dionne Warwick performing her 80s hit, ‘That’s What Friends Are For.’  Other Bacharach performances will include Bucky Covington’s rendition of ‘Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head, ‘ and Kevin Covais singing ‘What’s New Pussycat.’ 

17-year-old Paris Bennett is scheduled to duet with Grammy-winning vocalist Al Jarreau.  TMZ has also learned that this year’s female contestants will take the stage for a medley of girl-power themed songs including, ‘I’m Every Woman’, Aretha Franklin’s ‘Natural Woman’ and Shania Twain’s ‘I Feel Like a Woman.’
Last year’s Idol winner Carrie Underwood and 2003’s runner-up Clay Aiken are also scheduled to perform on Wednesday.”
There have been conflicting reports about whether Clay Aiken would be performing Wednesday or just appearing, but recent reports lean to performing.  Apparently, Dorothy Lucey on Good Day Live LA announced that Clay would perform,  and that Paris Bennett and Al Jarreau would pair for a duet.
Also, several reports have quoted Bo Bice and his band stating they won’t be at the finale on Wednesday.
Ok, the thought of Kevin Covais singing “What’s New Pussycat” makes me smile…