Yesterday I blogged about the supposed performance of KISS and David Bowie with Adam Lambert at the American Idol season 8 finale, as well as some artists who will most definitely be there. No news on whether the KISS thing is true, but there are more American Idol finale spoilers and rumors circulating around the net.
According to the rumor mill, the season 8 coronation song will be called “This is How I Want to Be” and was written by Joseph Belmaati, Hed Mich Hansen, Jorgen Kjell Elofsson, and Kara DioGuardi. It was a single sung by Kristine Blond, and Adam Lambert and Kris Allen can supposedly rearrange the song, but are not allowed to play instruments on stage. I’m not really sure if there’s any truth to this because the single was released way back in 2001 – it’s kind of old and outdated, don’t you think?
Extra also reports that Britney Spears will be performing for the Idol finale, which seemed plausible until Britney Spear’s reps exclusively told Perez Hilton that no, this rumor is false. Who else here is a little disappointed that there won’t be a Britney Spears spectacle during the finale?
We already know that Jason Mraz, Keith Urban, Cyndi Lauper, and David Cook will be there. According to a MySpace message sent by Our Lady Peace, David Cook will be doing a cover of Permanent for the Idol Finale. The performance can be downloaded via iTunes with all proceeds going to David’s charity program for brain tumor research, which he recently set up for his brother Adam, who died of cancer just recently.
And for those of you who don’t know how the finale works out, this is how it’s gonna happen. There are two contestants and three rounds. In the first round, the contestants get to sing their favorite song from the season. I hope Adam Lambert does Mad World again; Kris Allen should definitely do Ain’t no Sunshine. For round two, Simon Fuller gets to pick what they sing. And in the final round is the Winner’s Single, which will be penned by Kara DioGuardi. Wonder if the winner’s single will be any good, or if it will be the same old radio-friendly generic pop song.