neil diamond fantasia reba mcentire american idol finale Neil Diamond and Fantasia plus Reba McEntire rock the 'American Idol' finale stageThe “American Idol” Season 11 finale welcomed “Idol’s” annual cavalcade of music stars to the stage for various performances with the Top 13 finalists. Among them were Season 3 winner Fantasia Barrino, classic rocker Neil Diamond and country superstar Reba McEntire.

Fantasy sang “Take Me to the Pilot” with Joshua Ledet, which was … a lot of screaming. It was kind of like they were scream-fighting at each other. Not really our cup of tea, but let us know in the comments if you were super pumped about it.

Five of the male finalists sang a Neil Diamond medley that consisted of “America,” “Cracklin Rosie” and “I’m a Believer,” then Colton Dixon welcomed Mr. Diamond himself to the stage to sing-talk his way through “Sweet Caroline.”

Finally, in one of the better Idol-sings-with-famous person performances of the night, country cutie Skylar Laine sang “Turn on the Radio” with Reba, which was actually a lot of fun.

Which performance from the Season 11 finale was your favorite, “Idol” fans?

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."