As it had consistently done in the past eleven seasons, "American Idol" once again brought onstage an all-star line-up of performers for its grand finale, before crowning season twelve champion Candice Glover. Some of the biggest names in the music industry lent their time and talent to the last show of the season to sing with the top finalists, lending their support to the budding superstars.
First to get their dream collaboration onstage was Top 5 girl finalist Janelle Arthur, who was joined by The Band Perry performing the song "Done". Emeli Sande then performed her hit "Next to Me" with Amber Holcomb.
Perhaps even if she did not make it to the Top 2 face-off that could have given her the Ford Escape that Kree Harrison & Candice got, Angie Miller may still be considered a big winner, getting to sing with not just one but two artists, one of which is the show's own Adam Lambert and the other British singer Jessie J. After Lambert and Miller sang "Titanium", the season 8 runner-up stepped offstage to usher in Jessie J for her duet with Miller on her hit song "Domino".
Although she ended up as this season's runner-up, Kree got a star-studded performance on finale night as her consolation. The pretty country singer was supported by no less than "Idol" judges Randy Jackson and Keith Urban and drummer Travis Barker for the rendition of "Where the Blacktop Ends".
Of course, the finale wouldn't be complete without Glover's moment. She sang "Inseparable" with no less than one of "Idol" biggest success stories Jennifer Hudson for a memorable duet on Day 2 of the two-part finale at the Nokia Theatre Thursday night.