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Michele Amabile Angermiller American Idol’s top-three contestants — Tennessee’s HunterGirl (Hunter Wolkonowski), Kentucky’s Noah Thompson and Leah Marlene of Illinois — will journey to “Idol” glory including a rest stop on the New Jersey turnpike. The top three will take on the music of Bruce Springsteen for the three-hour finale on Sunday at 8 p.m.

ET/5 p.m. PT on ABC.For the finale, the top three will also join judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie for duets following the ceremonial airing of the “Hometown” episode.In a video released Thursday, Perry surprised Marlene by revealing she and Marlene will join together for a song she only reserves for “inaugural occasions”: “Firework.” Kerry was touched by an old video of the then-9-year old “Idol” contestant performing the song and will be joining her for the special finale duet.

HunterGirl will pair with Bryan for “I Told You So,” and Thompson will pair with Melissa Etheridge. It’s worth noting that Etheridge famously performed alongside Springsteen on her “MTV Unplugged” for a duet of “Thunder Road” from the “Born to Run” album.

It’s conceivable that during Springsteen week, this moment could be recreated with Thompson and Etheridge on the “Idol” stage.All three singers released original songs throughout the show’s last week, which each will perform for the finale episode. Marlene will perform her self-penned “Flowers,” “Hunter Girl” will sing “Redbird” and Thompson will break out “One Day Tonight.”“Idol” socials have been buzzing about contestant pairings.

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Michele Amabile Angermiller American Idol’s top-three contestants — Tennessee’s HunterGirl (Hunter Wolkonowski), Kentucky’s Noah Thompson and Leah Marlene of Illinois — will journey to “Idol” glory including a rest stop on the New Jersey turnpike. The top three will take on the music of Bruce Springsteen for the three-hour finale on Sunday at 8 p.m.
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Thania Garcia This weekend’s season finale of “American Idol” is cooking up to be a star-studded event with performances by season four winner and current mentor on the program, Carrie Underwood, as well as Michael Bublé, Thomas Rhett and Sara Bareilles, among many others.The three-hour special will also welcome judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan to the stage with additional performances by Ben Platt; Earth, Wind & Fire; Deana Carter; Flo Rida; Melissa Etheridge; Tai Verdes; “Idol” alum Gabby Barrett and James Arthur.This season’s three finalists — Noah Thompson, HunterGirl and Leah Marlene — will perform for one last time in hopes of bringing home the winning title, with one round dedicated to the music of Bruce Springsteen. Sunday night’s (May 15) episode of “American Idol” included performances from Fritz Hager and Thompson — both of whom had tested positive for COVID-19 in the weeks prior.Although Thompson made it through, Hager and Nicola Bozzo were eliminated during the semi-finals.Marlene expressed the most shock with the results of the finalist lineup following her performances of Journey’s “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)” and Underwood’s “I’ll Stand By You.” She fell to the floor as her name was revealed by host Ryan Seacrest.Sunday night’s episode also featured a performance from Finneas who sang his funky pop single “Naked.”Season 20 of “American Idol” will wrap on Sunday, May 22 starting at 8 p.m.
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