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Exclusive! Queen Set To Return To ‘American Idol’ Stage

Lyndsey Parker
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Queen on "Idol" Season 8 (photo: Fox)

Queen's performance with Kris Allen and Adam Lambert on the Season 8 "American Idol" finale ranks as one of the series' all-time greatest moments, so expect more greatness when Queen's Brian May and Roger Taylor return to perform with "Idol" top six finalists next Wednesday, April 25.

Additionally, expect some great Queen covers the following evening, when Queen's official tribute band, the Queen Extravaganza--which was actually assembled via Brian and Roger's own nationwide, "Idol"-esque talent search--performs on the top six "Idol" results show on April 26.

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Queen on 'Idol' Season 5 (photo: Fox)

According to Queen's PR folks, Adam Lambert, who will be filling in for the late Freddie Mercury this summer at several overseas Queen gigs--isn't set to guest with Queen next week (he'll actually be performing on "Jimmy Kimmel" next Thursday). But that doesn't mean all you Glamberts shouldn't set your DVRs. Wednesday's show should still feature some killer Queenliness; in fact, I'm already imagining the top six forming a pyramid and reenacting the "Bohemian Rhapsody" video (which--here's a bit of synergistic trivia for you--was actually lensed in 1975 by former "Idol" director Bruce Gowers!).

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Katy Perry as Freddie Mercury (photo: Alexandra Wyman / Wireimage)

Additionally, USA Today reports that Katy Perry--who has been known to dress up like Freddie Mercury at costume galas and has often cited Queen as the band that changed her life--will also be performing on next Thursday's results show. Will Katy rock that Freddie 'stache next week--or even sit in with the Extravaganza? Watch this space.

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