:: Finale details! Former Idols Elliot Yamin, Michael Johns, Kris Allen, Taylor Hicks, Carrie Underwood will be performing. And non-Idols, such as Christina Aguilera, Janet Jackson, Hall and Oates, Chicago and The Bee Gees will allegedly perform as well. [MJs Big Blog]
:: Crystal may duet with Melissa Etheridge, while Lee might go head to head with Joe Cocker. We’re crossing our fingers these fantasy duets really happen! [Idol Tracker]
:: Crystal and Lee pinpoint their highs and lows of the Idol experience—and one another’s. [Idol Chatter]
:: Simon appeared on The Ellen Show this morning, says he’s “excited” to leave the show, and picked Lee DeWyze as the winner. Dude, wait at least til you hear both contestants sing tonight, would ya? [Us Weekly]
:: Below, check out the cast and crew of American Idol saying their goodbye to Simon in a video montage. We’re starting to get teary-eyed.