Taking Jesus to Idol: Yolanda Adams to perform on 'American Idol' season finale

 Photo Credit: Yolanda Adams Instagram

Photo Credit: Yolanda Adams Instagram

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.

  Idol  welcomes Adams to the show with a beautiful bouquet of flowers (Photo Credit: Instagram)

Idol welcomes Adams to the show with a beautiful bouquet of flowers (Photo Credit: Instagram)

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.