A few weeks after returning to reprise her iconic rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” Katharine McPhee appeared one last time on the American Idol stage during the show’s two-hour series finale.
Kicking off a medley of acoustic ballads performed by various Idol alumni, Katharine was joined by Season 9 contestant Casey James to perform a lovely duet of Lady Antebellum’s hit “Need You Now.” Also featured in the medley were Clay Aiken, Jessica Sanchez, Ruben Studdard, and Amber Holcomb. The performance is embedded above for your viewing and listening pleasure.
You’ll also notice that Kat is sporting a new blonde ‘do for summer. Check out some pictures of her new look from the red carpet of the finale in the gallery below!