American Idol: Michael Johns, Carly Smithson to duet on Wednesday night

From Entertainment Weekly:

Michael Johns and Carly Smithson will perform a duet tomorrow night during the first results-show telecast of American Idol‘s season 8 semifinals, Johns confirmed exclusively to The pair, who only got the invitation to sing on Sunday, are still in talks with executive producer Ken Warwick about which number they’ll perform.Johns and Smithson, who finished eighth and sixth, respectively, on season 7 of Idol, had expected to appear this year during the “Hollywood Week” episodes, where they had served as ”Idol boot-camp” mentors for the current crop of hopefuls; that footage, however, wound up on the editing-room floor. “Ken [Warwick] felt bad about it, ” explained Johns, and thus, the duet plans were hatched.

Glad it’s not recycled footage from Hollywood Week!   Michael is nervous, but excited that he’ll be able to plug his new album, set to be released in April…

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