We’ve only barely begun to get into live shows  — remember when we had a Top 12... and then a Top 13... and then a Top 12 again? — but already we’re thinking about the end of it all.

We’re not the only ones. FOX just announced that the season finale will take place in December. And, just like the rest of the season, it will take place in two parts. The first will air on Wednesday, December 19 from 8-10PM ET/PT, and will feature live performances from the finalists, although they don’t say how many will remain in the competition at that point.

On Thursday, December 20 from 8-10PM ET/PT, we will find out which act walks away with the five million dollar recording contract. The episode will surely feature a big guest performance. Could it be Britney Spears? Simon Cowell hinted he’s working on it when we spoke with him a couple weeks ago.

Source: FOX

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