According to a report by People, the season finale of “American Idol” will have a star-studded lineup of performances from season four winner and former mentor Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett, Micheal Bublé, and Sara Bareilles, amongst others.
The event will also have judges such as Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan perform. There would also be additional performances from “American Idol” alum Ben Platt; Tai Verdes; Deana Carter; Earth, Wind & Fire; Flo Rida; Melissa Etheridge; Gabby Barrett, and James Arthur.
Read on for more details.
The Contestants Will Also Hit The Stage For The Last Time
At the season finale, which is slated for next week, the three finalists– Noah Thompson, Leah Marlene, and Hunter– will hit the stage for the last time in hopes of procuring fans’ votes and bringing the title home.
At the last week’s show, it was reported that two of the contestants, Thompson and Hager, tested positive for COVID. As a result, they could not be present physically and had to deliver their performances on-screen.
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They even got to talk to People after, and they shared their experiences.
“I was pretty worried,” Hager began. “They filmed my rehearsals from before I got my positive result back and my throat was already getting kind of weird at that point. There is something about being in that studio with that crowd that really just elevates performances. And I was really, really nervous. Going up against the other contestants who are in the room, it is so daunting to have my fate sealed for me yesterday and then just waiting to see how it plays out.”
On the other hand, Thompson added that he was able to push through the pain he felt.
“This morning, I woke up with probably … I have never had such a sore throat my entire life. It was killing me,” he said. “I was just trying to push through it. I honestly cannot believe I made it through because it was hurting that bad. I was having such problems with it. I’m just glad it worked out.”
Underwood Was Emotional Following The Announcement Of Her Performance
According to People, the star would be performing alongside a slew of other iconic artists. Although she had achieved great heights following her 2005 “American Idol” win, she had not forgotten her roots.
Underwood got emotional as she shared that she would be performing on the stage of the “American Idol.”
“I do feel like this show was created for people like me, for people like Noah who didn’t know to dream that big, but knew that they wanted to do something,” the “Jesus Take The Wheel” singer shared in a solo YouTube video interview.
As she wiped a tear away, Underwood continued, “It is a beautiful thing. I think back, that’s the decision that changed my entire life — I have no idea where I’d be. And to see contestants get every opportunity they’ve ever wanted is just magical.”
Underwood Recently Performed At The iHeartCountry Festival
Following the singer’s arrival at the iHeartCountry Festival on May 7, 2022, she hit the carpet in purple cut-off shorts, drawing attention to her legs.
She, however, styled this with a denim vest and matching cowboy boots. Underwood also had a bodysuit that lay underneath her vest.
Underwood paired the outfit with dazzling chandelier earrings and shiny gemstone rings.
Other artists who were also in attendance to perform at the festival included Maren Morris and Thomas Rhett. The show was presented by Capital One and hosted by Bobby Bones.
Fans who could not attend watched all the performances by tuning to iHeartRadio country music radio stations or streaming the 2022 iHeartCountry Festival. It was also available on the app and website.
Underwood Recently Announced A US Tour
The singer recently announced a “Denim And Rhinestones” US tour for her album of the same name.
In collaboration with Jimmie Allen, the singer will kick off her tour in South Carolina on October 15. She’ll then go on to places like
Lexington, Oklahoma, Tulsa, Kentucky, and Kansas City, Missouri, before taking a break in November.
After the break, the tour will kick off again on February 2, 2023, by starting in Miami. She will hit famous geographic locations such as Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, LA’s Crypto.com Arena, and New York’s Madison Square Garden.
Tickets for the tour will start on May 20. A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to “The Tunnel To Towers Foundation,” a foundation that provides services to eradicate homelessness.
The album “Denims And Rhinestones” will be released on June 10. She would be working with David Garcia, who co-produced her last two projects, “Cry Pretty” and “My Savior.”
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