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Kristin Chenoweth: Donna Summer Tribute for 'Idol' Finale!

Kristin Chenoweth will be making an appearance on the American Idol finale tomorrow night (May 23) to perform a tribute to the late Donna Summer with finalist Jessica Sanchez, sources confirm to!

The GCB actress has previously appeared as a guest judge on the competition show during the ninth season’s audition rounds.

“I just had a great experience. I will tell everyone about it tomorrow night!” Kristin tweeted to her fans after taping the performance this evening.

Kristin has been performing Donna‘s song “Enough is Enough” on her current concert tour, which Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe happened to attend in Los Angeles last week.

Gloria Gaynor, Thelma Houston, Gladys Knight, Nelly Furtado, Sheila E., Jennifer Holliday, and the season 11 girls will all be a part of the tribute, according to THR.

FYI: Kristin is inviting her fans to join her at her New York City concert after-party on June 2 to help raise money for her charity Maddie’s Corner. For more information on how to buy tickets for the exclusive event, visit!

ARE YOU EXCITED to watch Kristin Chenoweth and Jessica Sanchez pay tribute to Donna Summer?

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Donna Summer Dies at 63

Donna Summer, the Queen of Disco and 5-time Grammy Award winner, has died after a battle with lung cancer. She was 63.

The singer passed away Thursday morning (May 17) in Florida, TMZ reports. A source said Donna “was trying to keep the extent of her illness under wraps.”

Donna rose to fame in the ’70s with songs such as “Last Dance,” “Hot Stuff,” and “Bad Girls.” Her other hits include “She Works Hard for the Money” and “This Time I Know It’s Real.”

She’s survived by her husband, Bruce Sudano, their two kids, and her first daughter from a previous relationship.

Our thoughts go out to Donna‘s family and friends during this difficult time.