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Rihanna to perform on 'American Idol' finale

by jmaloni
Tue, May 8th 2012 03:35 pm
Rihanna performed last weekend on `Saturday Night Live.` (photo by Dana Edelson/NBC)
Rihanna performed last weekend on "Saturday Night Live." (photo by Dana Edelson/NBC)

Two-night grand finale from Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE airs Tuesday, May 22, and Wednesday, May 23

Global superstar Rihanna will perform her latest smash hit "Where Have You Been" on the "American Idol" grand finale Wednesday, May 23 (8 to 10:07 p.m.) on FOX, before the newest winner is crowned. The grand finale celebration also will feature additional performances by some of music's biggest artists.

"American Idol" will host the series' two-night grand finale from the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE Tuesday, May 22 (8 p.m.) and Wednesday, May 23, on FOX. After weeks of performing on the "American Idol" stage, the two remaining finalists will perform live Tuesday in front of a theater audience of more than 7,000 as well as millions of viewers watching at home. Then, on Wednesday night, at the end of a two-hour music celebration, host Ryan Seacrest will announce the next "American Idol" winner.

The Top Four - Hollie Cavanagh, Joshua Ledet, Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez - return to the "American Idol" stage Wednesday to sing for America's votes on a "California Dreamin'"-themed performance show.

On Thursday's results show, "American Idol" judge Jennifer Lopez will perform her hit new song, "Dance Again." Season seven "American Idol" winner David Cook also returns to the stage to perform "The Last Song I'll Write For You."

For more information, visit www.americanidol.com.

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