Countdown to the 'Idol' Finale: Is Steven Doing 'Dream On'? Is Pia Singing With Charice?
Countdown to the 'Idol' Finale: Is Steven Doing 'Dream On'? Is Pia Singing With Charice?
We've seen Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina perform their final songs on American Idol tonight, but tomorrow's when we find out who wins ... after watching two hours of performances from the Top 13 and some all-star guests. And that means one thing: rumors! More rumors! Moooore rumors! Just who exactly is popping up? Here's what we're hearing so far.


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Is Steven Tyler performing with Carrie Underwood? Earlier today The Hollywood Reporter said that the Aerosmith frontman is singing a medley with Carrie Underwood, Lady Gaga and Beyonce, along with Scotty and Lauren. However, Carrie denied any such plans, telling her fan club that the rumor is completely false. Oh well. I guess we won't see something like Steven and Carrie's duet at the CMAs a few weeks back:


Is Steven Tyler performing "Dream On"? We're not getting a performance from Aerosmith, but it seems Steven's still following through on his promise of a performance in the Idol finale. Fox Oregon has a clip of him rehearsing "Dream On" on the Idol stage:


Fingers crossed it does not involve Danny Gokey.

Is Pia Toscano performing with Charice? Good Day New York reports that the Idol finalist will be performing a duet with the Glee guest star. Now, I've heard this story weeks ago -- when Pia was eliminated, she mentioned that she'd love to duet with the Filipina sensation -- and it's likely that Charice will be on board tomorrow night.

Speaking of Pia, Ryan Seacrest revealed on his radio show earlier than she's releasing a single called "Counterfeit". Will she perform this on tomorrow's show? Remember, there are rumors that Haley Reinhart's also doing an original song tomorrow...

Is James Durbin appearing with Judas Priest? Nigel Lythgoe did promise a treat for the Durbinators, and this is what we're hearing. A good fit, I think -- James, after all, performed one of the band's songs during Top 24 week. Remember this one?


Who else is rumored to be appearing? Praise 1300 reports that gospel singer Kirk Franklin will sing his latest single "Smile". I'm guessing it's a duet with Jacob Lusk, considering this tweet:

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I'm probably reading too much into this. Anyway, we're also hearing that Tom Jones might appear on tomorrow night's finale.

So who is actually performing? Confirmed tomorrow: Jack Black (with Casey Abrams), Lady Gaga (doing "The Edge of Glory"), and U2's Bono and the Edge (with the cast of Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark).

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