Credit: STILL: Kelly Clarkson

Who will be performing on American Idol 2013 this week? Well, continuing the theme of featuring finalists from past seasons, our American Idol spoilers reveal two big name former contestants will be returning to the show this week!

 

All one needs to do is scan the audience during an American Idol results show to know that people are invested in these singers by this point in the competitionWith only six season 12 hopefuls left, our favorites are set in stone, so saying goodbye to one of them can be disheartening. Luckily for us, the powers that be at American Idol season 12 know enough to offset the depressing nature of results shows by giving us fun live performances. 

 

This Thursday, April 11, on FOX (8 p.m.-9 p.m. ET), the original American Idol winner and multi-platinum-selling artist Kelly Clarkson will grace the stage that launched her career to sing “People Like Us”. Hopefully Ryan Seacrest can take a few moments to milk her for more details about her upcoming nuptials!

 

To boot, season 10 winner and platinum-selling artist Scotty McCreery will also perform. With his signature country twang, we can imagine Janelle Arthur will particularly enjoy this number. Perhaps he’ll be able to throw some words of advice her way.

 

Sometimes the producers spring a judge performance on us at the last second so, at some point, we can hope to see Mariah Carey perform. Will this be the week? One can only hope! Don't hold your breath for Nicki Minaj to perform on Idol, however. She's already said she really doesn't want to go there.

 

 Who would you most like to see perform on an American Idol results show?

 

Credit: Celebified Photo: Hart of Dixie - American Idol's Scotty McCreery and Hart of Dixie star Scott Porter Perform in Hart of Dixie's "Destiny and Denial" April 23rd on The CW - The Buzz - 04/17/12