Lineup Announced For Two Part AMERICAN IDOL Finale
"118 (Performance Finals)" - In part one of the two-night season finale, the Top 3 finalists visit their hometowns to celebrate their time on the show then return to the Idol stage for their last chance to win America's vote, as the search for America's next superstar continues on its new home on America's network, The ABC Television Network, SUNDAY, MAY 20 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), streaming and on demand.
In this episode, the Top 3 finalists - Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Gabby Barrett and Maddie Poppe - return to their hometowns - Dallas, Georgia; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Clarksville, Iowa, respectively - to say thank you to all of their supportive fans back home and enjoy the day with their family and friends.
Nationally Syndicated host of iHeartMedia's "The Bobby Bones Show" and New York Times best-selling author Bobby Bones will return to "American Idol" to mentor the Top 3 as they enter their final week of the competition.
Back on the Idol stage, the Top 3 finalists will perform three songs: a hometown dedication, a repeat of their favorite song of the season and their winner's single. In addition to performances by Caleb, Gabby, and Maddie, three past contestants - Jonny Brenns, Catie Turner and Harper Grace - will also come back to "American Idol" to perform an original song medley.
The Top 3 finalists and their song choices for this week include:
- Caleb Lee Hutchinson
- Hometown: "Folsom Prison Blues" by Johnny Cash
- Repeat: "Don't Close Your Eyes" by Keith Whitley
- Winner's Single: "Johnny Cash Heart" (Original)
- Gabby Barrett
- Hometown: "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey
- Repeat: "Little Red Wagon" by Miranda Lambert
- Winner's Single: "Rivers Deep" (Original)
- Maddie Poppe
- Hometown: "Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac
- Repeat: "Don't Ever Let Your Children Grow Up" (Original)
- Winner's Single: "Going Going Gone" (Original)
The original song medley will include:
- Jonny Brenns - "Blue Jeans" (Original)
- Catie Turner - "21st Century Machine" (Original)
- Harper Grace - "Yard Sale" (Original)
America will vote overnight on Sunday, May 20, to determine who will be crowned the next "American Idol" during the grand finale on Monday, May 21. Voting for the finale will open for the Top 3 contestants when the show goes live on Sunday, May 20, at 8:00 p.m. EDT and will remain open overnight, closing at 9:00 a.m. EDT on Monday, May 21. You can vote online at AmericanIdol.com/vote, in the AMERICAN IDOL app or via text. You can vote 10 times per contestant, per method.
"119 (Grand Finale)" - Following amazing performances by music superstars and legends, including our very own "American Idol" judges, the winner of Season 1 of "American Idol" on ABC will finally be crowned, as the search for America's next superstar comes to a close on its new home on America's network, The ABC Television Network, MONDAY, MAY 21 (9:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), streaming and on demand.
Performances during the grand finale include:
- Bebe Rexha + Top 3 Finalists - "Meant to Be" by Bebe Rexha
- Darius Rucker + Caleb Lee Hutchinson - "Wagon Wheel" by Darius Rucker
- Gary Clark Jr. + Dennis Lorenzo + Cade Foehner - "Bright Lights" by Gary Clark Jr.
- Katy Perry + Catie Turner - "Part of Me" by Katy Perry
- Kermit the Frog + Maddie Poppe - "Rainbow Connection" from "The Muppet Movie"
- Layla and Dyxie Spring - "Blue" by LeAnn Rimes
- Lionel Richie + Top 10 Finalists - "All Night Long" by Lionel Richie
- Luke Bryan - "Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset" by Luke Bryan
- Luke Bryan + Gabby Barrett - "Most People Are Good" by Luke Bryan
- Nick Jonas + Mustard - "Anywhere" by Nick Jonas and Mustard
- Nick Jonas + Jurnee - "Jealous" by Nick Jonas
- Patti LaBelle + Ada Vox + Michelle Sussett - "Lady Marmalade" by Patti LaBelle
- Yolanda Adams with a choir of voices + Michael J. Woodard - "What the World Needs Now"
- The winner of Season 1 of "American Idol" on ABC will sing his/her winner's single
Helping America determine who will become the next singing sensation are music industry forces and superstar judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, with Emmy® Award-winning Ryan Seacrest returning as host.
"American Idol" is produced by FremantleMedia NORTH AMERICA and CORE Media Group's 19 Entertainment. Executive producers include FremantleMedia North America's Trish Kinane, serving as showrunner, and Jennifer Mullin, along with executive producer Phil McIntyre representing CORE Media. FremantleMedia International distributes the series worldwide.
"American Idol" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG, L parental guideline.
The official "American Idol" app is available on iOS and Android devices. Using the app, fans can vote for their favorite contestants, as well as on AmericanIdol.com/vote or via text. Fans can also use the app to "IDOLize" their selfies with "American Idol" filters and stickers, and track what's trending with judges, contestants and fans.