The American Idol 2013 winner is set to be announced tonight during the live results show extravaganza. There will be surprise performances, duets, and best of all either Kree Harrison or Candice Glover will be crowned as the winner of Season 12.
We’ll be here with a live recap of the whole night as it builds towards the big reveal. The rumors are out there on who will be performing what and with whom, but until it happens we’ll have to wait and see.
During the live American Idol finale pre-show, which was awesome and you should have watched it if you missed it, we found out Psy would be performing a new single “Gentlemen,” which he declared after demanded a new introduction from Jessica York to include that information. Even Jim Cantiello couldn’t get Adam Lambert to reveal what he’d be singing, which is rumored to be a duet with Angie Miller who will no longer be performing her single “You Set Me Free” since it’s going on sale on iTunes tonight instead.
It’s almost go time so let’s watch and see what happens tonight! Don’t forget to set your DVR to record everything since the show will run until 10:07PM ET, according to the schedule. So 2 hours of performances and then 7 mins of results.
First up is a group number of the Top 10 performing The Wanted’s “Glad You Came.”
The Band Perry is up next performing “Done” and here comes Janelle Arthur to perform along with them.
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Now we get a hilarious segment called “Sabotage” trying to explain away how all five guys were eliminated before any of the ladies went home. It’s actually pretty funny and it all leads up to the big mastermind behind their elimination. There’s even a nasty Zing! at The Voice about Idol rejects still having a future on NBC’s show. You’ll have to watch the bit to see who lead the battle against the boys.
The Top 5 boys are out performing Franki Valli’s “Let’s Hang On.” Franki should be appearing shortly. Yep, there he is.
Now it’s Mariah’s turn with a pretaped medley of her songs “Vision of Love,” “Make It Happen,” “We Belong Together,” “My All, “Hero,” and “#Beautiful.” Randy Jackson is back there playing bass for her. Even though this was taped this morning it looks like she was still lip syncing the whole thing. Way off in parts.
Amber Holcomb is on and performing “Next To Me” in a duet with Emeli Sande.
It’s time for Psy to debut his song “Gentlemen.” Sure, a song with lyrics like “I’m gonna make you wet” sounds totally appropriate for the Idol finale.
Judge Keith Urban is out now with his single “Little Bit of Everything.” Earlier today Urban confirmed that yes, he hopes he is asked back next year as FOX tries to figure out who will be at the 2014 judges panel.
Candice Glover comes out to sing “Inseparable.” Will this turn in to a duet? Oh yes it will. Jennifer Hudson arrives to join Candice for the performance.
Angie Miller is back from what Ryan calls a “shocking elimination” to perform Titanium alongside Adam Lambert who knows something about life after losing American Idol. But wait, there’s more! Adam introduces a very, very bald Jessie J to do a duet of “Domino” and Angie is thrilled.
Jessie J explains that Angie didn’t get to sing her original song “You Set Me Free” because Jessie J flew in for this second performance. So to make up for it she invites Angie to come to the UK and record a performance of the single with her. Angie enthusiastically accepts.
Now it’s Kree’s turn with “Where the Blacktop Ends” and she’s got judges Keith Urban and Randy Jackson playing guitar and bass, respectively. She’s having a ball with it and this is just the kind of uptempo song we needed last night instead of all those sleepy ballads.
Ryan announces what we already knew, Randy Jackson is leaving American Idol after twelve years. It’s a very nice reflection segment on his time over the years. He’s been cheesy, but also a big part of the series. Farewell, Randy, and best of luck out there.
Now we get a live satellite message from Aretha Franklin and it becomes a remote group performance for the Top 5 girls. Aretha doesn’t like to fly so she’s doing this over video from New York.
JLo is back along with Pitbull performing… um… performing something. Let’s find out what it is. Ah, “Live It Up.” This must have been hard for her to schedule considering she’s usually putting Casper to bed around now.
We’re getting closer to the results now that Candice Glover and Kree Harrison are out on stage together dueting “One Less Bell To Answer.” A Burt Bacharach song? Seriously, production? Sheesh.
American Idol 2013 Winner Is…
- Ryan announces the winner of American Idol is… Candice Glover!
Huge congratulations to Candice on her big win and to Kree for making it all the way to the finale. Congrats to both!
What did you think of tonight’s Season 12 finale? Did your wish come true?