Taking Jesus to Idol: Yolanda Adams to perform on 'American Idol' season finale
Article By Rebecca Johnson // EEW Magazine Entertainment
Gospel fans collectively squealed with excitement after multiple sources confirmed GRAMMY® Award-winning gospel singer, Yolanda Adams, will take the American Idol stage for the second night of the show’s two-part season finale.
The “Through the Storm” songstress, 56, will perform a duet with former contestant Michael J. Woodward Monday, May 21.
“On site getting ready for tonight,” posted Adams on Instagram, posing in front of a screen bearing the iconic American Idol logo. “Tell everyone,” she instructed her nearly 700,000 followers, pushing to get the word out.
The Texas native, whose last album release, Becoming, was in 2011, has a slew of fans that have been following her since her big break in 1999 when Mountain High … Valley Low (Elektra) went 2x platinum in 2000 and won her a GRAMMY®.
Since that time, the former schoolteacher has sold nearly 8 million albums worldwide. Her enduring career has withstood the test of time.
Billboard named Adams the No. 1 Gospel Artist of the last decade in December 2009 and her longevity proves that she has a divinely bestowed singing gift that continues to delight listeners globally.