News

‘American Idol’ judges form supergroup on season finale

‘American Idol’ judges form supergroup on season finale

'IDOL' NO. 13:Ryan Seacrest, right, announces Caleb Johnson the winner at the American Idol XIII finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Wednesday, May 21, in Los Angeles. Photo: Associated Press/Paul A. Hebert/Invision

“American Idol” judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. performed together for the first time during the talent show’s star-studded season finale.

The 13th season of the singing competition came to an end on Wednesday night and to celebrate the crowning of a new winner, the trio, alongside former judge-turned-mentor Randy Jackson, joined forces to sing a medley, marking the first time in the show’s history that all the judges took the stage to perform together.

With Connick Jr. on the piano, Urban on guitar, Jackson on bass, and Lopez providing vocals, the supergroup sang a mash-up of Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors” and Fleetwood Mac’s “Go Your Own Way.”

Earlier in the show, Lopez took the stage solo to perform her latest single, “First Love.”

The night was filled with other superstar performances, including sets from KISS, Demi Lovato, Paramore, John Legend, Jason Mraz, Lady Antebellum, Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles, Darius Rucker, Aloe Blacc, and season 11 winner Phillip Phillips, who all shared the stage with this season’s finalists.

In another “Idol” first, host Ryan Seacrest showed off his vocal skills by belting out Richard Marx’s hit “Right Here Waiting,” and was joined by Marx himself for a memorable duet.

Caleb Johnson, 23, who had previously auditioned for the program twice before, was named this year’s “American Idol,” beating 17-year-old Jena Irene to the title.

Recent Headlines

4 hours ago in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: May 27

sinatra

A look at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

15 hours ago in Viral Videos

WATCH: This slow-mo capture of a lightning strike is like fire falling from the sky

15-overlay-15

This wicked weather was recorded at 7000 frames per second. Mother Nature is truly breathtaking.

16 hours ago in Music, Viral Videos

Blake Shelton finally tries sushi

20-overlay-11

Jimmy Fallon takes "The Voice" judge out for a little dinner and a chance to broaden his horizons.

18 hours ago in Entertainment

REVIEW: ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ is a totally pointless, boring sequel

17-overlay-3

Not even Johnny Depp - reliable as ever inside a fright wig and exaggerated make up - can save this sequel.

21 hours ago in Entertainment

Stage is set for toughest National Spelling Bee ever

11-overlay-15

The final day of the Scripps National Spelling Bee could feature the most difficult words ever used in the competition.