‘American Idol’:
Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson To Return For Finale

Fox has three nights of music and memories planned


Carrie Underwood on 'American Idol'

Carrie Underwood is coming home to AMERICAN IDOL.

The season four champion will join Kelly Clarkson and almost every other IDOL winner for the series finale episode on Thursday April 7.

Fox is determined to get every bit of milage out of the event, expanding the festivities to three nights beginning with a 90 minute retrospective on Tuesday, April 5.

Per a network release moments ago:  

In addition to Seacrest, original IDOL judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson offer never-before-revealed stories about how IDOL came to be. This is a very special, inside look at the journey that IDOL has taken viewers on during its 15-season run.

Thursday’s final episode will have all-star performances by former IDOLs, including 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, Melinda Doolittle, Pia Toscano, Sanjaya, Skylar Laine, Tamyra Gray and more, before host Ryan Seacrest announces the results of America’s votes and the final IDOL is crowned.

There are currently five contestants remaining in the race to become the final AMERICAN IDOL.

They are:  Dalton Rapattoni, Sonika Vaid, MacKenzie Bourg, Trent Harmon and frontrunner La’Porsha Renae.

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