As season 12 of American Idol draws to a close, we’re taking a look at some of the most exciting events set to take place on tonight’s big finale.In the 2-hour show, judges Mariah Carey and Keith Urban as well as former judge Jennifer Lopez will each take the stage for performances — plus, Randy Jackson will attend his last show ever. And, at the end, we'll see if Kree Harrison or Candice Glover come out as this season's victor.
NEWS: Would Alicia Keys Take Randy Jackson's Place on American Idol?There are a lot of reasons to be excited for tonight — but here are five of ours:1) The Return of J. LoJenny from the block will hit the stage and debut her new single "Live It Up." There have also been rumors that Lopez has been asked to return as a judge on the show next season – and she’s apparently considering it! 2) Mariah Belts It OutJennifer isn’t the only diva set to perform during the finale. Mariah will step down from her seat with the judges to sing her new hit “Beautiful” along with some of her other greatest hits. Apparently she'll be accompanied by fellow judge Randy on the bass guitar. Keith will also take the stage, which means Nicki Minaj is the only one who won't be leaving her seat from the panel.
CONFIRMED: Randy Jackson Leaves American Idol After 12 Seasons 3) Nicki and Mariah Onstage Together for the Last Time?Unless they feel like burying the hatchet and decide to work on a new single together in the future, tonight will end the pair having to deal with each other on the Fox show. Reports claim the singers will not be back next year. But perhaps after a season's worth of awkward tensions, they may just get along tonight. Here's to wishful thinking.4) Meet Your New American IdolThe moment America has been waiting for all season: the final decision between two outstanding musical talents — will it be Candice or Kree who will be hailed as the first female Idol in six seasons?
POLL: Who Should Win Tonight?5) Randy's FarewellHe was the last man standing since Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell said goodbye to the show in seasons 8 and 9, respectively. It'll be a fond farewell for the famous "dawg."What are you most excited to see tonight? Which contestant will be crowned this season's Idol? Tell us your thoughts in comments.
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