American Idol 2016 Finale: Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, & Many More Perform

FOX is going all out with its guest list of performers for the American Idol 2016 finale as a grand exit to the series which is set to air on April 7th.

Carrie Underwood performs at the ACCAs 2014
Carrie Underwood performs at the ACCAs – Source: FOX

We’re down to just over a week until American Idol ends and FOX is getting ready for the big celebration party as the remaining finalists focus on their work ahead this week.

Starting on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 the three-night finale event kicks off with a 90-minute show at 8PM ET/PT that takes a look back over the series. We’ll get interviews and segments from those involved including the original panel of Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, and Paula Abdul.

Then on Wednesday night the last finalists, which we believe will be all of the Top 3 before an elimination later in the show, will sing again for your votes one last night. That live show runs for one hour and starts at 8PM ET/PT.

It’ll all wrap up on Thursday night with a 2+ hour show that runs from 8PM ET/PT until 10:06PM ET/PT so you’ll want to adjust your DVRs that night or you could miss the big reveal and final performance..

So who will be singing at the American Idol Grand Finale? Buckle in because it’s one big list! They’ve got all but one of the American Idol winners performing, yes even Kelly Clarkson but her performance won’t be live. Since Kelly’s baby is due right around the finale she won’t be able to make it and instead pretaped her appearance during her visit as an Idol judge.

  • Kelly Clarkson
  • Ruben Studdard
  • Fantasia
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Taylor Hicks
  • Jordin Sparks
  • David Cook
  • Kris Allen
  • Lee DeWyze
  • Scotty McCreery
  • Candice Glover
  • Caleb Johnson
  • Nick Fradiani
  • Allison Iraheta
  • Amber Holcomb
  • Blake Lewis
  • Bo Bice
  • Bucky Covington
  • Brandon Rogers
  • Casey James
  • Carly Smithson
  • Chris Daughtry
  • Clark Beckham
  • Clay Aiken
  • Colton Dixon
  • Constantine Maroulis
  • Danny Gokey
  • Diana DeGarmo
  • Elliott Yamin
  • Ace Young
  • George Huff
  • James Durbin
  • Jessica Sanchez
  • Joshua Ledet
  • Justin Guarini
  • Katharine McPhee
  • Kellie Pickler
  • Kimberley Locke
  • Kree Harrison
  • LaToya London
  • Lauren Alaina
  • Melinda Doolittle
  • Pia Toscano
  • Sanjaya
  • Skylar Lane
  • Tamyra Gray
  • and more

The missing Idol winner as you likely noticed is Phillip Phillips who is currently in a contract dispute. That’s a real shame for everyone involved.

As for the rest of the American Idol alumni participating, well that’s going to make for an amazing show. It’s going to be sad and it’s sad already to think about how we’re going to lose all this entertainment each season, but at least it’ll be a huge blow out of fun along the way!

Who are you most excited to see perform again one last time on the American Idol stage?




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