Jennifer Hudson Confirmed For ‘America’s Got Talent’ Finale

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Jennifer Hudson will perform during the soon-to-air "America's Got Talent" season finale.

The star-studded finale will also include performances by critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran, veteran rock musician Lenny Kravitz, global sensation Pitbull, featuring the Rockettes and alternative rock band Train.

On Tuesday, Sept. 16 (9-11p.m. ET), the six finalists of season 9 will perform for their last chance to win America’s vote. The winner will receive a $1 million prize and a headlining show in Las Vegas. The finalists are: AcroArmy, Emily West, Mat Franco, Miguel Dakota, Quintavious Johnson and Sons of Serendip.

Multi-platinum recording artist Ed Sheeran, will perform “Don’t,” the latest single from his chart-topping, sophomore album “x” (pronounced “multiply”) via Atlantic Records. Sheeran’s sound can be best-described as an authentic blend of soulful folk undertones with a mix of hip-hop/R&B hooks. “x” has already won worldwide acclaim, debuting at #1 in the U.S. on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 as well as 14 other countries around the globe this summer. Following a special Independence Day edition of NBC’s TODAY Toyota Concert Series outside in NYC’s Rockefeller Plaza, Sheeran embarked on the North American leg of his worldwide arena tour. Sheeran’s debut album “+” saw multi-platinum, platinum, and gold sales in nine countries around the world, including the United States, and earned the British singer-songwriter three Grammy Award nominations, including nods for “Song Of The Year” and “Best New Artist.”

Grammy Award winning recording artist and Academy Award winning actress, Jennifer Hudson is set to perform her hit song “It’s Your World” on next week’s live results show. The track features R. Kelly and is the latest single from her highly anticipated upcoming album, “JHUD” (Sept. 23) via RCA Records. Hudson’s 2008 debut album “Jennifer Hudson” won a Grammy Award for “Best R & B Album” and was followed up in 2011 with another critically acclaimed record entitled "I Remember Me." Both albums went certified RIAA Gold. In addition to her music success, Hudson is known for her many film performances, including her role as “Effie” in the 2007 hit “Dreamgirls”, for which she won an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BAFTA and an NAACP Image Award.

As one of the most well-regarded rock musicians of our time, four-time Grammy Award winner Lenny Kravitz will perform his latest single, “The Chamber.” He will release his tenth studio album, “Strut” (Sept. 23) via Roxie Records/ Kobalt Label Services. Kravitz describes the 12-track album as “raw– it’s got soul and it’s a real rock & roll…” Recent works include the celebrated 20th anniversary of his1989 debut album “Let Love Rule” and his critically acclaimed album “Black and White America” (2011). In addition to his musical success, Kravitz has played prominent roles in box-office smash hits such as “The Hunger Games,” “Catching Fire,” as well as “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.” The first leg of Kravtiz’s world tour is set to begin October 22nd, with additional dates to be announced.

Pitbull will perform “Fireball” with a special appearance by the Rockettes. The single is the latest track from his upcoming album “Globalization”, set to be released this fall. This summer, Pitbull had the honor of performing "We Are One (Ole Ola)" with Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte at the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup in Sao Paolo, Brazil. He has had #1 hits in more than 15 countries, with the most recent being chart-topping track, “Timber,” featuring Kesha. The single marked his second #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Pitbull is slated to co-headline a U.S./Canada arena tour with Enrique Iglesias beginning this month.

This season’s winner will be announced on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at a special time (8-10 p.m. ET) and will headline “America’s Got Talent Live” at The AXIS Powered by Monster at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas (Sept. 26, 27).

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