As the world says goodbye to American Idol this year, a wide-array of former contestants and judges will be making their return to the famous stage. The show will kickoff a three-night Grand Finale week on Tuesday, April 5 (8:00-9:30 PM ET/PT), with American Idol: Dream Team.
The special 90-minute retrospective will feature host Ryan Seacrest, current and former judges, former IDOLs and contestants and the behind-the-scenes team sharing their personal Idol memories, as they reflect on what the show has meant to them.
In addition to Seacrest, original Idol judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson will offer never-before-revealed stories about how Idol came to be.
The following night, America’s final vote will take place when the remaining finalists battle it out live from Dolby Theatre on Wednesday, April 6 (8:00-9:00 PM live ET/tape-delayed PT).
The American Idol two-part Grand Finale will be filled with star-studded performances, including winners Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood, who return to the Idol stage one last time to perform on Thursday, April 7 (8:00-10:06 PM live ET/tape-delayed PT).
The farewell celebration will continue, as Idol pays tribute to the past 15 seasons, all of this before the 15th and final AMERICAN IDOL is crowned.
In addition to Clarkson and Underwood, 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.
Host Ryan Seacrest will announce the results of America’s votes and the final IDOL will be crowned.