Finale Spoilers

I’m starting a new spoiler thread for tonight…

Guests for tonight, according to this article  and TMZ

  • Green Day is the  “surprise” guest, singing “Working Class Hero” from the John Lennon Tribute album.  
  • Gladys Knight will perform “Midnight Train to Georgia” with the Top 6 female finalists.
  • Smokey Robinson performs “Ohh Baby Baby” with the Top 6 male finalists.
  • Melinda Doolittle performs with Bebe and Cece Winans
  • Sanjaya duets with Aerosmith’s Joe Perry to the Kink’s “You really got me.”
  • Blake Lewis duets with rappyer Doug E. Fresh.
  • Blake Lewis and Jordin Sparks duet on the Beatles, “I Saw Her Standing There”
  • Tony Bennett will perform
  • Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Ruben Studdard and Taylor Hicks will perform.
  • In an interview this morning, Taylor Hicks said that he would be performing a Sgt. Peppers medley with the Top 12.   Taylor will also be performing his single, “Heaven Knows.”

ETA:   Somebody gave me the heads up:   They are pre-taping one of the bands today, it looks to be a last-minute deal.   From the email:

We are taping a performance by a VERY special, surprise band and tickets are FREE. This pre-tape will be aired as a segment of tonight finale.

The taping is at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood and the arrival time is 1:30 PM.

More after the jump!  

You can tune in to for a    live pre-show webcast  hosted by Lisa Tucker and James Pumphrey will serve as correspondents on the red carpet.   It starts at 6 pm EDT.

  • Nigel Lythgoe said in an interview on Good Day LA that Peter Noone would sing a medley of Herman’s Hermits hits (was he kidding?).
  • Lakisha Jones said on a radio interview this morning, that ONLY THE TOP 3 will get to sing duets with special musical guests.
  • There will be no hometown parties.   The original plan was to have them, but the producers thought otherwise and cancelled them.


  • Jordin Sparks performs with Jennifer Hudson, Beyonce, Anika Noni Rose
  • According to this article, Sanjaya Malakar will  sport short, platinum blonde hair tonight, and sing a duet with  Steve Perry, former lead singer of Journey.
  • According to Perez Hilton, there is buzz around Hollywood that Britney Spears will appear on the Finale.   Hello trainwreck!
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