Next week is the two-part finale of American Idol 2016 and there are a ton of performers scheduled to appear on the show. FOX has lined up artists from the past as well as some serious big names to say goodbye to the show after 15 seasons of music and hope. Even some former judges will appear.
The performers who are scheduled to be on the finale include:
Carrie Underwood, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia, Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Hicks, Jordin Sparks, David Cook, Kris Allen, Lee DeWyze, Scotty McCreery, Candice Glover, Caleb Johnson, Nick Fradiani, Ace Young, Allison Iraheta, Amber Holcomb, Kelly Clarkson, 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, Jessica Sanchez, Josh Gracin, 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 … The list goes on and on.
A few of the performers and stars will have pre-taped performances and appearances in addition to the live events.
Phillip Phillips is the only American Idol winner, according to Billboard, who will not appear on the finale because he is stuck in a legal battle with 19 Entertainment to escape the “oppressive” contracts from his season 11 win on Idol.
On April 5, 2016, there will be a 90-minute retrospective episode airing on FOX, titled American Idol: American Dream. Then, on April 6 and 7th, the two-part finale will air and the winner will be chosen for the final time.