Before crowning its final champion, American Idol will welcome back two of its most successful victors.
Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood are set to perform on Idol’s series finale, airing Thursday, April 7, at 8/7c. The divas will take the stage as part ofFox’s three-night Grand Finale event, beginning with the 90-minute retrospective American Idol: American Dream on Tuesday, April 5, at 8 pm.
The last-ever performance show will then air April 6 at 8 pm, leading up to Idol‘s swan song the following night. In addition to Clarkson and Underwood, a whole slew of Idol alumni will return for the series finale, including Season 6 standout — and our own Michael Slezak’s Reality Check co-host — Melinda Doolittle.
Also confirmed for the final episode (deep breath!): Ruben Studdard, Fantasia, Taylor Hicks, Jordin Sparks, David Cook, Kris Allen, Lee DeWyze, Scotty McCreery, Candice Glover, Caleb Johnson, Nick Fradiani, Ace Young, Allison Iraheta, Amber Holcomb, 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, Pia Toscano, Sanjaya, Skylar Laine and Tamyra Gray — with more to come.