Rihanna to Perform on ‘American Idol’ Finale

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“American Idol” is closing out season 11 with some help from Rihanna. The pop superstar will perform live on the finale of the singing competition.

Before a new winner is crowned, RiRi will serve up her latest dance single “Where Have You Been” on the grand finale, which airs live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Wednesday, May 23, at 8 p.m. on FOX.

“Idol’s” own Jennifer Lopez will also take the stage with her Pitbull-assisted single “Dance Again” off her greatest hits album, due on Epic Records.

Last year’s star-studded finale featured performances from Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, TLC, and more.



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53 Comments

  1. pia

    Another fucked up performance. And those dance move are laughable.

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    Aimanos Reply:

    @pia, 100 times better than Nicki’s starships performance.

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    dexlovesrih Reply:

    @pia, lmao..w/e youre a joke..just like the rest of ppl not giving this bitch her credit..she keeps stepping it up..and this is what’s having you bitches irate!lol..gget over it!she’ll slay,and youll continue to stay mad! k bye

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  2. pia

    Another missed up performance. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

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    plus your Time & lvUb Reply:

    @pia, shut up

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    MinajRules2012 Reply:

    @pia, What is she performing? Sure not VOCALS!!!!

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    MB92 Reply:

    @pia, Hold on, Rihanna did a good job performing “Where Have You Been” as long as she doesn’t perform birthday cake again it’s cool

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  3. Billionaire

    AWESOME!

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  4. plus your Time & lvUb

    AwsomeEEEEEEE Can’t wait

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  5. MinajRules2012

    Why is a talentless singer performing for millions? She SUCKS!!! She has lackluster vocals, and she can’t even dance. At least artists that lack vocals, can perform well,such as Ciara, Janet.

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    plus your Time & lvUb Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, why borther to post a Rude Comment on Riri 3 times since you don’t like her, get a GRip!

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    plus your Time & lvUb Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, shut up Idoit

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  6. MinajRules2012

    Point Blank!! Rihanna Sucks!!!!

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  7. MinajRules2012

    Rihanna is a HORRIBLE live performer! Why is she on a stage full of talented Vocalist??

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    #RihannaNAVi Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, could of said the same about nicki

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  8. Triniti

    The show went in the shitter when Paula and Simon left, so it doesn’t surprise me that this is the caliber of “singers” they can get.

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  9. DRB

    Shouldn’t they have someone who the contestants can’t sing circles around? Same can be said about Jennifer or Janet but they can perform their ample asses off. So… modeling, wafting your cooch odors and the art of the overpowering backing track?

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    Popcritic Reply:

    @DRB i do’t understan you people rihanna neva claimed to be the best singer or the best looking and yet you still complain you were able to deal with talentless britney and janet for all thi years rihanna is better at singing than they are

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    batman Reply:

    @Popcritic, slap urself Janets sings way better than Rihanna

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    Ramon Reply:

    @Popcritic, That’s a damn lie. Janet has more talented than Rihanna could ever DREAM of.

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    DRB Reply:

    @Popcritic, She doesn’t have to claim it, she is. I have little to no tolerance for Britney since you brought it up.

    Janet… um you’re kidding. Janet has put out multiple classic albums and garnered respect. She’s had some of the most hard hitting choreography in the last 30 years and to this day is a hell of a performer.

    You don’t have to be the best singer or dancer to have worth but you do have to prove you are talented, unique, and can be taken seriously and have respect for your craft. “A table can’t stand with no legs.”

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  10. Bob

    -_-

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  11. Holby

    This big head bitch need to sit down damn! Like go promote battleship or something and her messed up fans are the most gullible people ever.

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    Ramon Reply:

    @Holby, CO-SIGN, esp. with that last part

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  12. don

    haters and losers. criticize but dance to the music in the clubs. Rihanna is one of the biggest entertainers in the world. She’s not my favorite and i havent watched a full american idol episode in my life. Damn the negativity. you have probably not done anything significant in your life but insult people who have crafted a more than decent way for themselves.

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    Morgan Reply:

    @don, How in the hell are people haters and losers simply because they don’t like Rihanna. Freedom of speech is real and [people can express distaste for whatever artists they please.

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    plus your Time & lvUb Reply:

    @Morgan, cause it’s True that the hater keep Riri doing her thing

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    Word Reply:

    @don,AMEEENNN

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  13. altered_mind

    Haters are on the prowl today. First ones to comment as always! I don’t bother commenting on artist I don’t like but that’s just me…some love negativity….

    ANYWAY!…super excited for Rihanna to kill the performance on AI. She’s been on there like three times already. So number four is going to be just as great. And for the person who said the show has changed and is getting “less talented” performers…Rihanna performed when Simon and Paula’s asses were still present. So sit down!!!

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    Word Reply:

    @altered_mind ,Thank you

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    Triniti Reply:

    @altered_mind, There’s a difference between hating and criticizing. So how about you SIT DOWN, grab a dictionary and educate yourself.

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    Jake Reply:

    @altered_mind, The only thing this black and blue bitch is going to kill is our eardrums. And your redundant ass is a damn fool for endorsing her bullshittin.

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  14. bar

    OK WHOEVER CHOSE FOR THIS FLOP NON SINGING BITCH RIHTARD TO CLOSE THE SHOW NEEDS TO BE FKN FIRED ASAP! WHAT DUMB BITCH WOULD CHOOSE THIS BITCH TO CLOSE THE SHOW? SMFH! ANOTHER SLEEZY TERRIBLE VOCAL NON DANCE PERFORMANCE COMING LORD… WATCH AMERICAN IDOL GET THE WORSE VIEWS IN HISTORY…. #EPICFAIL.COM DUMB HOE I WOULD HAVE PREFERRED RITE THAN THIS ANOREXIC NON TALENTED SPECIES….

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    Damon Selman Reply:

    @bar, wow you really mad. haha i wonder what state your life is in.

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  15. plus your Time & lvUb

    damn some of yall is a Hater As hell! the hater can keep it moving

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  16. Ray

    Haters take time off just to say the same shit over and over again like she can’t sing or dance, smh I love the bitch and her singing and dancing keeps me occupied so fuck yall

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    Ramon Reply:

    @Ray, Fuck you. Everybody doesn’t have to think she’s God’s gift to the world like you damn stans.

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  17. plus your Time & lvUb

    what the hell is wrong with yall peolpe Lord have Mcery OH god help the hater! Yall need JEuse Lord have Mecry

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  18. Ray

    @maya, But that un-talented bitch is getting paid, and u shall #DEAL

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  19. cass

    IT’S SOOOOO FUNNY HOW GROWN ADULTS EXPRESS THEIR DISTATSE IN AN ARTIST(HATING!!!) REPEATEDLY… OKAY, YOU DON’T LIKE HER VOICE, DANCING, OR HER FOR THAT MATTER… QUIT LISTENING TO HER MUSIC AND WATCHING HER PERFORMANCES. BOTTOMLINE.. RIHANNA IS TAKING OVER AND SHE IS AT THE TOP OF THE FOOD CHAIN… THAT RIHANNA REIGN JUST WON’T LET UP! WETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT, SHE IS THE TOP ARTIST RIGHT NOW SO GET OVER IT. :P LOSERS!

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    Miles Reply:

    @cass, There are a lot of things and a lot of people taking over, but I’m pretty damn sure Rihanna isn’t one of them.

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    cass Reply:

    @Miles, LIES! RIHANNA IS EVERYWHERE! SHE DOING THE DAMN THING.. AND EVEN GOT YOU SPENDING YOUR TIME HATING ON HER, WHILE SHE IS LIVING HER LIFE! IN THE WORDS OF RIHANNA… “IF YOU DON’T HAVE ANY HATERS, YOU BETTER GO GET YOU SOME”. LOL… YOU ARE JUST ONE OF MANY! WHY IS IT THAT,WHEN PEOPLE ARE SUCCESSFUL… HERE COME PEOPLE TRYING TO TEAR THEM DOWN?!? SOMETHING TELLS ME, THAT YOU ARE GOING TO SEE BATTLESHIP WHEN IT COMES OUT… JUST SO YOU CAN FIND SOMETHING HATEFUL TO SAY… KNOWING YOU COULDN’T PAY ANYONE TO BE AN EXTRA.

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  20. jossh

    Rihanna stay winning! She’s getting paid while y’all hate! #RihannaNavi

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  21. Audrey Hepburn

    This is wonderful news. *big smile* :)

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    GODbi Reply:

    @Audrey Hepburn, LMAO

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    RealIssh Reply:

    @Audrey Hepburn, How ? U havent paid that electricity bill boo . U kno it .

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  22. TheDreamer

    Better start practicing them dance moves and vocals Rihanna!

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  24. The World

    Can’t wait for her to perform! I want bright colors in the performance but this era dark . . . Still excited though

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  25. lmao

    #WEBADALLYA’LLMAD

    lmfao, got 2 luv them haters.

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  26. Esi53

    Why are there so many people hating on Rihanna? What did she do to offend so many?

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    Songstress Reply:

    @Esi53, They wish they were her that’s all lol

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  27. Songstress

    Can’t wait for this finale ! Love RiRi !

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