American Idol 2022 Finale: Celebrity / Contestant Duets REVEALED


American Idol is releasing more details about Sunday’s (May 22) three hour season 20 finale. After the Top 3 contestants, Leah Marlene, HunterGirl and Noah Thompson returned from their Hometown visits (Click for clips and photos!) the show posted a clip of judges Katy Perry and Luke Bryan revealing the finalists duet partners.

Katy Perry and Leah Marlene will sing a duet of Katy’s hit “Firework” because 9 year old Leah uploaded a cover on Youtube! Luke joked with HunterGirl, “Being that I don’t have a single to promote, or anything helping my career… you and I are going to perform on the finale, ‘I Told You So; by Randy Travis. ” And last but not least: “Our friend reached out and wanted to sing with you,” said Katy Noah Thompson. “Her name is Melissa Etheridge. ”

Additionally, American Idol socials have been releasing celebrity guest / contestant pairings. Ben Platt canceled mentoring for Disney night, but instead, he’ll join forces with Top 10 contestant Lady K. Deana Carter will sing with soulful country singer Mike Parker on his audition song, “Strawberry Wine.” Tai Verdes will perform with the Top 20 contestants. Earth Wind and Fire will perform a medley with Jay Copeland.

Additionally, Thomas Rhett and Katy Perry will team up to sing their country duet “Where We Started.”

Here is the list of contestant duets so far. It’s not complete, so keep coming back to this page for updates.

  • Luke Bryan and HunterGirl sing “I Told You So” by Randy Travis.
  • Katy Perry and Leah Marlene sing “Firework”
  • Melissa Etheridge duets with Noah Thompson
  • Michael Buble duets with Christian Guardino
  • Ben Platt duets with Lady K.
  • Deana Carter and Mike Parker sing “Strawberry Wine”
  • Tai Verdes with the Top 20 contestants
  • Earth Wind & Fire and Jay Copeland sing a medley of hits

Remaining Celebrity guest stars include: X Factor’s James Arthur, Sara Bareilles, Gabby Barrett, Carrie Underwood, Flo Rida. Judge Lionel Richie will also perform.

The Top 3–Noah Thompson, HunterGirl and Leah Marlene will perform songs by Bruce Springsteenin addition to the original songs they recorded last week.

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Ryan Seacrest hosts American Idol, LIVE, coast to coast, SUNDAY, MAY 22 (8: 00-11: 00 pm EDT / 6: 00-9: 00 pm MDT / 5: 00-8: 00 pm PDT), on ABC. (TV-PG, L) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres.

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