American Idol

Season 8 Episode 40

And The Winner Is...........

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM May 20, 2009 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • Special Performances:
      Top 13-"So What" by Pink
      David Cook-"Permanent"-after his performance he made an announcement that you could buy the performance off of iTunes and all proceeds would go to a charity ABC2(Squared)
      Queen Latifah & Lil Rounds-"Cue the Rain" by Queen Latifah
      Jason Mraz, Anoop Desai & Alexis Grace (the rest of the top 13 minus Kris & Adam joined at the end of the song)-"I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz
      Keith Urban & Kris Allen"Kiss a Girl" by Keith Urban
      Top 13 girls-"Glamorous" by Fergie
      Fergie-"Big Girls Don't Cry"
      The Black Eyed Peas-"Boom Boom Pow"
      Cyndi Lauper & Alison Iraheta-"Time After Time" by Cyndi Lauper
      Danny Gokey-"Hello" by Lionel Richie
      Lionel Richie & Danny Gokey-"Just Go" and "All Night Long" by Lionel Richie
      Adam Lambert-"Beth" by KISS
      KISS & Adam Lambert-"Detroit Rock City" and "Rock and Roll All Night" by KISS
      Carlos Santana & Matt Giraud-"Black Magic Woman" by Santana
      Carlos Santana & Top 13-"Smooth" by Santana
      Megan Joy, Michael Sarver with Steve Martin playing banjo-"Pretty Flowers" by Steve Martin
      Top 13 guys-"Do You Think I'm Sexy?" by Rod Stewart
      Rod Stewart-"Maggie May"
      Kris Allen & Adam Lambert-"We Are the Champions" by Queen. This was a little different then most Top 2 duets as the band Queen performed the song and at the end the rest of the Top 13 joined on stage (however they didn't really sing).
      After winning Kris Allen performed his debut single "No Boundaries"

      *Lionel Richie is the 100th special performer on the stage, when not including former Idol contestants. Videos are also not included. Judges, i.e. Paula Abdul, who performed are included though.

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