all 30 finalists will reunite in Vegas.

all 30 finalists will reunite in Vegas.
Every American Idol finalist–all 30 of them–will reunite at the MGM-Grand in Las Vegas to tape a two-hour special that will air Sept. 23 from 8 to 10 p.m. While Ryan Seacrest and Brian Dunkleman will definitely appear on the reunion show, “[i]t’s not yet known if … Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson will participate,” the New York Post reports.
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