Several former Idol finalists performed at the Pre-Show AT&T Idol Celebration in front of the Nokia Theatre on Tuesday before the final performance show. Amongst the performers were Diana DeGarmo, Kimberly Caldwell, Blake Lewis, Michael Johns, and Jason Castro, all of whom sang 2-3 songs.
I came over in the middle of Diana's set and heard her singing "Backwoods Barbie" by Dolly Parton. One of Kimberly's songs was "Come To My Window". Michael Johns did "Heart on My Sleeve", "I've Been Loving You Too Long" (a cappella) and "We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions". Jason Castro did "You Are" and "Hallelujah".
Michael Johns - I've Been Loving You Too Long
Michael Johns - We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions
Jason Castro - Hallelujah
In addition, a gathering of other former Idols were on hand for autographs and an AT&T money giveaway. In attendance for that were Nikki McKibbin (S1), Kimberley Locke (S2), Kimberly Caldwell (S2), Elliott Yamin (S5), Ace Young (S5), Blake Lewis (S6), Lakisha Jones (S6), Michael Sarver (S8), Scott MacIntyre (S8) Didi Benami (S9), Paige Miles (S9), Tim Urban (S9), Andrew Garcia (S9) and, oddly, the Brittenum Twins from S5 (I don't think they were originally in the program - they were kind of hanging out on the other side of the barricade earlier).