TV Guide Channel Set for Idol Finale5/17/2006 6:18 AM Eastern
TV Guide Channel is gearing up for the season finale of American Idol Wednesday, May 24.
The Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc.-owned service will air a weekend mini-marathon of Idol Tonight Saturday, May 20, and debut new episodes Monday, May 22. Idol Tonight is hosted by former American Idol finalist Kimberly Caldwell and Popstars winner Rosanna Tavarez.
Then a special two-hour Idol Tonight will precede the final performances on American IdolTuesday, May 23. Caldwell and Tavarez will be joined by season-three finalists George Huff and La Toya London, season-four finalists Nadia Turner and Anthony Federov and celebrity vocal coach David Coury.
Caldwell and Tavarez will also host two hours of red-carpet coverage from the Kodak Theater in Hollywood Wednesday, May 24, prior to the final results show, with guests including season-three finalists Jon Peter Lewis and Jasmine Trias, celebrity stylist Sam Saboura and celebrity vocal coach Roger Love.
The network will air an Idol Tonight marathon, including an encore presentation of the red-carpet show, Thursday, May 25.
Finally, TV Guide will premiere a one-hour Idol Tonight special Friday, May 26, to wrap up this season of American Idol.