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Scotty McCreery & 'Idol' Country Stars Perform at the Finale

Scotty McCreery leans in as he performs with a group of American Idol‘s best country singers during the series finale on Thursday night (April 7).

The 22-year-old singer was joined on stage by Lauren Alaina, Kellie Pickler and Diana DeGarmo.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Scotty McCreery

Other performers included Skylar Laine, Kree Harrison, Bucky Covington, Ace Young and Constantine Maroulis.

The group performed songs including Taylor Swift‘s “You Belong With Me” and The Band Perry‘s “Done.”

Check out the group’s entire performance below…

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William Hung Sings 'She Bangs' on 'American Idol' Finale (Video)

William Hung puts his arms out in a victory moment while on stage at the American Idol series finale on Thursday (April 7) at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

The 33-year-old infamous contestant gained notoriety back in 2004 when he sang Ricky Martin‘s “She Bangs” on the third season of the show.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Wiliam Hung

While he obviously didn’t make it to Hollywood, William became an American sensation for his audition. During the finale, he sang a few lines from that same song. Watch the video below!

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Carrie Underwood Gives Stunning Final Performance on 'American Idol' Finale (Video)

Carrie Underwood belts out a song in her final performance on the American Idol stage on Thursday (April 7) at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

The 33-year-old singer, who won season four of the singing competition series, performed her song “Something in the Water” for the final musical moment of the night.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Carrie Underwood

Earlier in the night, Carrie joined judge Keith Urban for a performance of his new song “The Fighter” and she also walked the carpet in a chic sheer dress.

FYI: Carrie is wearing a Monique Lhuillier iridescent blue embroidered tulle gown.

15+ pictures inside of Carrie Underwood performing at the finale… More Here! »

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Chris Daughtry & 'American Idol' Rockers Take the Stage at Finale

Chris Daughtry and the rockers of American Idol take the stage during the series finale on Thursday (April 7).

The 36-year-old Daughtry frontman was joined by season four runner-up Bo Bice, season 13 winner Caleb Johnson, season-four finalist Constantine Maroulis and season 10 finalist James Durbin.

The group’s medley included The Ides Of March‘s “Vehicle,” The Animals‘ “Tobacco Road,” and Daughtry‘s song “Torches.”

Check out the group’s entire rocking performance below…

American Idol Rockers Perform at the Finale

10+ pictures inside of the American Idol rockers on stage…
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Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, & Randy Jackson Reunite at 'American Idol' Finale! (Video)

Simon Cowell makes a surprise appearance on stage during the American Idol series finale on Thursday (April 7) at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

The 56-year-old former judge stepped out to reunite the original panel with Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Simon Cowell

“I’d like to say on behalf of us, thank you America for inviting us into your homes. Thank you to the contestants, to Fox for actually putting us on air, to you guys for actually being my best friends now, and I am going to miss you,” Simon said during the appearance.

FYI: Paula is wearing a Lorena Sarbu dress.

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Kelly Clarkson Live Tweets 'American Idol' Series Finale!

Kelly Clarkson couldn’t make it to the American Idol series finale as she is due to give birth to her second child any day, but she still live-tweeted the whole event!

“Bittersweet but I’m excited 4 tonight! #lastperformance #IdolFinale From the beginning 2 the end it has been an honor @AmericanIdol,” the 33-year-old pregnant singer tweeted before the show kicked off.

Kelly commented on all the performances, thanked a bunch of the people that she worked with on the series, and provided some funny commentary throughout the evening.

A couple months ago, Kelly pre-taped an amazing performance that was a medley of all her hits and she ended with her Idol coronation song “A Moment Like This.” Get your tissues ready before watching!

Make sure to see photos from Kelly‘s season one winning moment from 2002 in the gallery!

Click inside to read all of Kelly Clarkson’s tweets from the Idol finale… More Here! »

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Pia Toscano's Vocals Blow Us Away at 'American Idol' Finale (Video)

Pia Toscano belts out a song in an amazing moment at the American Idol series finale on Thursday (April 7) at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

The 27-year-old singer, who was eliminated far too early on her season, closed a medley of performances with Celine Dion‘s “All By Myself” and wowed everyone.

The medley started with former judge Kara DioGuardi singing Pink‘s “Sober” and continued with Colton Dixon singing his song “Through All Of It,” and Jordin Sparks performing her song “No Air” with Justin Guarini.

Kimberley Locke then sang her song “Eighth World Wonder” and Tamyra Gray from season one sang Little Big Town‘s “Girl Crush.” Next up was Alison Iraheta with Meghan Trainor‘s “No” followed by Pia‘s performance.

Watch the video below!

FYI: Pia is wearing a Bao Tranchi jumpsuit.

35+ pictures inside of Pia Toscano, Jordin Sparks, and more performing… More Here! »

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