The “American Idol” finale on Sunday, May 23 will be packed with music. ABC is setting aside three hours of primetime programming to crown the season 19 champion. No surprise that the Top 3 — Chayce Beckham, Grace Kinstler and Willie Spence — will be front and center for much of the show, singing for America’s votes. But many of their rivals will return to sing with some of music’s hottest acts.
Scroll down for our “American Idol” finale preview, including the names of the celebrities, songs and contestant partners for the May 23 final.
The Top 3 will sing tunes tied to three different themes: hometown visits, favorite moments and judges choices. In addition, the Top 3 will perform “Can’t Hold Us” with Macklemore and a duet with a celebrity. After taking a look at their song list, be sure to vote in our poll as to who you think will win season 19 of “American Idol.” And then sound off in our comments section with your thoughts on the season so far.
Hometown Song: “Fire Away” by Chris Stapleton
Favorite Moment: “Afterglow” by Ed Sheeran
Judges Choice: “Blackbird” by The Beatles
Duet: “Forever After All” with Luke Combs
Hometown Song: “I Have Nothing” by Whitney Houston
Favorite Moment: “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” by Aretha Franklin
Judges Choice: “All By Myself” by Celine Dion
Duet: “Scars to Your Beautiful” with Alessia Cara
Hometown Song: “A Change is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke
Favorite Moment: “Stand Up” by Cynthia Erivo
Judges Choice: “Georgia on My Mind” by Ray Charles
Duet: “You Are the Reason” with Leona Lewis
Casey Bishop (Top 4): TBA with Luke Bryan
Arthur Gunn (Top 7): “Every Day Is a Winding Road” and “If It Makes You Happy” with Sheryl Crow
Hunter Metts (Top 7): TBA with Katy Perry
Cassandra Coleman (Top 10): “Go Your Own Way” with Lindsey Buckingham
Chayce, Deshawn Goncalves (Top 10), Arthur, Hunter, Willie:
“My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)” with Fall Out Boy
Casey, Cassandra, DeShawn Goncalves, Grace, Alyssa Wray (Top 10):
Medley of “I’m Every Woman,” “Ain’t Nobody,” “Sweet Thing” and “Through the Fire” with Chaka Khan
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