Will Paula Abdul be returning for the Idol finale?
But two things are certain — Crystal Bowersox or Lee DeWyze will be crowned the season 9 champ on Wednesday, and fans will see the last of Simon Cowell before he jumps over to X Factor in 2011.
But a source tells PEOPLE that a special send-off planned for the cranky judge will feature some Idol alums, including a special appearance by Paula Abdul.
Hm. Paula’s appearance is probably included in the video tribute that features Nick Mitchell. I doubt that Paula will show up to the Nokia on Wednesday in person, but you never know.
Definitely set for the finale: Christina Aguilera, Carrie Underwood (to perform her single “Undo It”) and Kris Allen (performing his single, “The Truth”). Adam Lambert tweeted that he won’t be performing.
Kris, as the reigning Idol, will present Crystal and Lee with the keys to brand-new Ford automobiles (spoils for the Top 2!). He tweeted after he filmed the spot, “Got to give away the cars to lee and crystal. Happy for those guys.”