American Idol

Candice Glover won "American Idol" Season 12 over Kree Harrison as Psy, Jennifer Hudson, Jessie J, Adam Lambert and Aretha Franklin performed.

Rihanna dominates, Chaka Khan flat on 'American Idol' finals

Jessica Sanchez and the other the female "American Idol" finalists come out to perform a medley -- Hollie Cavanagh, Skylar Laine, Elise Testone, Erika Van Pelt, Shannon Magrane.

They're then joined by a wailing Chaka Khan on "I'm Every Woman." It's not that enjoyable to listen to, no flow and Khan drowns everyone else out.

Judges give them a standing ovation, with Randy Jackson yelling "Yes! Yes!" More of a lifetime achievement award than anything else, I think.


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Rihanna comes out after the break to big applause -- full-fledged production, with the lights and lasers and smoke, doing an intense "Where Have You Been."

She's pulling out all the stops with her dance moves; girls in the front rows are screaming like crazy.  One of the best guest performances of the season.

She finishes with, "I love you 'Idol'!"

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Tags: American Idol , Finals , Jessica Sanchez , Hollie Cavanagh , Sklyar Laine , Elise Testone , Erika Van Pelt , Shannon Magrane , Chaka Khan , Rihanna

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