American Idol Final Rumor and News Roundup: No Britney, Coronation Song, “No Boundaries”, Revealed


  • Adam Lambert – “A Change is Gonna Come” (Like Patti LaBelle),   “Mad World” and “No Boundaries
  • Kris Allen – “What’s Goin’ On” by Marvin Gaye , “Ain’t No Sunshine” , “No Boundaries” via joesplace

5th Update: Paula Abdul tweets that she’s on her way to full dress rehearsal at the Nokia…so maybe we’ll be getting spoilers after all…

4th Update:   Kris Allen will perform “Ain’t No Sunshine” tonight as his personal pick. That’s according to our Kris spoiler, littlestd. Plus, according to joesplace, dress rehearsal has already started.   They only let in about 100 people…

3rd Update:   According to   Reuters, the Kara DioGuardi penned winner’s song, “No Boundaries” will get it’s first airing on AOL’s Popeater, moments after the winner is announced… The song was co-written with Cathy Dennis and Mitch Allen

2nd Update:   According to ET Online, Steve Martin will be breaking out his banjo to perform a tune from his album of banjo music.     No, I’m not kidding.

UPDATE:   The FOX 5 song spoilers I posted may be wrong.   I’m hearing that as of Sunday night, “Falling Slowly” and “Heartless” were not songs Kris Allen was rehearsing. My source is good.

Adam Lambert and Kris Allen are set to take the Nokia Theater stage tonight to sing 3 songs–Simon Fuller’s choice, Favorite song of the Season and the Coronationv Song. Plus, Carrie Underwood will take the stage to perform the Idol Boot song, “Home Sweet Home”.   Kris chose to perform second tonight, after he won a coin toss after last week’s results show. Adam will perform first.

Wednesday night is the big finale, with a host of celebrities set to perform.   The Top 13 will be reunited to perform once more, individually and in groups.   At night’s end, the Season 8 American Idol will be crowned.

In the meantime, I got all the news and rumors in one place, just for you!

This Just In:

  • The coronation song is called “No Boundaries” and was co-written by judge Kara DioGuardi. via FOX news
  • The rumors are false.   Britney Spears WILL NOT be appearing on the finale. via twitter
  • Adam Lambert is set to sing “Mad World” as his personal choice tonight.   Reports are that he’ll be performing it with “a twist”
  • Kris Allen will be performing either “Heartless” or “Falling Slowly” as his personal choice–“Falling Slowly” is likely. via FOX5
  • Santana’s “Smooth” and Pink’s “So What” will be performed by the kids on the finale. via twitter
  • Fox TV reporter says Adam Lambert will perform with a “sweet” rock group on the finale. via twitter

What we Know:

  • Finale performers confirmed: Cyndi Lauper, Queen Latifah, Black Eyed Peas, Lionel Richie, Carlos Santana, David Cook, and Keith Urban
  • Finale Duets: Kris Allen will duet with Keith Urban.   Allison Iraheta will duet with Cyndi Lauper. Danny Gokey will duet with Lionel Richie. Santana will perform with the Top 13
  • Jason Mraz will appear on the finale. via his website
  • David Cook will perform “Permanent” in honor of his late brother Adam, with proceeds of the iTunes performance going to charity. via Our Lady Peace myspace.


  • Finale performers rumored: David Bowie (I’m starting to doubt this one) and KISS. via Bravewords
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