Carrie Underwood returns to ‘American Idol’ stage, in addition to Adam Lambert and other special guest performers
Following a cross-country search for the next singing sensation, “American Idol” rounds out its second season on ABC with an epic grand finale event, featuring the Top 3 contestants: Alejandro Aranda, Laine Hardy and Madison VanDenburg.
For the first time in “Idol” history, America’s live coast-to-coast vote will determine the winner of the iconic singing competition series, with all voting taking place during the show. The crowning moment will be preceded by special performances from music legends, including “American Idol’s very own superstar judges, the return of fan-favorite contestants from the current season, and a special visit by last season’s winner, Maddie Poppe – whose debut album, “Whirlwind,” drops Friday, May 17. The jam-packed music event airs Sunday, May 19 (8-11 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.
Grand finale performances include, but are not limited to, the following:
Helping to determine who America will ultimately vote to become the next singing sensation are music industry legends and all-star judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. Emmy Award-winning producer Ryan Seacrest hosts the beloved series, while famed multimedia personality Bobby Bones acts as in-house mentor.