Next weekend (March 2 and 3) the remaining American Idol contestants–Top 24 in all–will perform solos and celebrity duets. Now, Variety has intel on eight of the celebrities set to join forces with the singers as they perform in front of the judges and a studio audience.
Next week’s critical performances will determine which singers judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan will choose to move on to the finals.
UPDATED: American Idol has officially revealed the celebrities set to duet with the Top 24. Toni Braxton is not one of the celebrity performers as previously reported. Filming is currently underway.
Check out the AMENDED LIST below.
- Luis Fonsi (“Despacito” – Latin artist)
- Bebe Rexha (“Meant to Be” with Florida Georgia Line – Pop, but crossed over to country with FGL)
- Cam (“Burning House” – Hot country artist)
- Pat Monahan (Train frontman)
- Andy Grammer (Sang “Honey I’m Good” with Nick Fradiani on S14 finale, DWTS contestant)
- Lea Michele (Glee star)
- Allen Stone (Americana/Folk singer)
- Aloe Blacc (“Wake Me Up” with Avicii)
- Banners (AKA Michael Joseph Nelson “Shine a Light)
- Bishop Briggs ( London singer/songwriter “River”)
- Rachel Platten (“Fight Song”)
- Sugarland (Superstar country duo)
- Colbie Caillat (“Bubbly,” “Realize”)
There will be 12 celebrity duetters in total. It sounds like the remaining four stars are still being finalized. Each artist will be paired up with two contestants. This setup is similar to the American Idol alum duets from the final season of American Idol on FOX back in 2016.
ABC’s reboot of American Idol premiere Sunday March 11.