“American Idol” announced this season’s Top three finalist on Thursday. They include Trent Harmon, Dalton Rapattoni and La’Porsha Renae. The Top Three finalists were revealed and MacKenzie Bourg was eliminated after received the fewest number of votes.
This week is the show finale. First on the three-night finale was on Tuesday, April 5 (8:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) with “American Idol, American Dream.” This was be a 90-minute retrospective that will feature host Ryan Seacrest, current and former judges, former Idolss and contestants and the behind-the-scenes team sharing their personal Idol memories, as they reflect on what the show has meant to them and how it became the groundbreaking series that it is today. In addition to Seacrest, original Idol judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson offered never-before-revealed stories about how Idol came to be. This is a very special, inside look at the journey that Idol has taken viewers on during its 15-season run.
The following night, America’s last ever vote will take place when the remaining finalists battle it out live from Dolby Theatre on Wednesday, April 6 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET live/PT tape-delayed). “American Idol’s” two-part of the finale will be filled with surprise appearances and star-studded performances, including winners Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood, along with Jennifer Hudson, who return to the Idol stage one last time to perform on Thursday, April 7 (8:00-10:06 p.m. ET live/PT tape-delayed). The farewell celebration will continue, as Idol pays tribute to the past 15 seasons, the contestants and the millions of fans who called, tweeted, texted and supported their Idols, before the 15th “American Idol” is crowned.
In addition to superstars Clarkson and Underwood, Thursday’s final episode will have all-star performances by former Idols, including Ruben Studdard, Fantasia, Taylor Hicks, Jordin Sparks, David Cook, Kris Allen, Lee DeWyze, Scotty McCreery, Candice Glover, Caleb Johnson, Nick Fradiani, Ace Young, Allison Iraheta, Amber Holcomb, Blake Lewis, Bo Bice, Brandon Rogers, Bucky Covington, Carly Smithson, Casey James, Chris Daughtry, Clark Beckham, Clay Aiken, Colton Dixon, Constantine Maroulis, Danny Gokey, Diana DeGarmo, Elliott Yamin, George Huff, James Durbin, Jennifer Hudson, Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet, Justin Guarini, Katharine McPhee, Kellie Pickler, Kimberley Locke, Kree Harrison, LaToya London, Lauren Alaina, Melinda Doolittle, Pia Toscano, Sanjaya, Skylar Laine, Tamyra Gray and more, before host Ryan Seacrest announces the results of America’s votes and the final Idol is crowned.
Viewers at home have five ways to vote for their favorite singer, including the SuperVote® Online at www.americanidol.com/vote; SuperVote® on the FOX NOW® App; Google Search Voting; Text Vote (SMS); and Toll-free Voting.
American Idol season 7 winner recently returned to the show to perform. I spoke with Cook backstage after his performance on the show. Click on the video link to see whats he had to say about performing, touring and writing for the next album.