ABC Reveals Song Choices For “Greatest Hits” Finale, Including Ariana Grande’s Whitney Houston Tribute

In addition to confirming a final list of performers for Thursday’s “Greatest Hits” finale, ABC revealed song selections for the live, two-hour broadcast.

Colin Hay, Celine Dion, En Vogue, Nelly, New Edition, and Richard Marx will perform their own songs — on their own. Sheryl Crow will perform her “All I Wanna Do” with assistance from Kelsea Ballerini, while Hunter Hayes will team with Smash Mouth on the latter’s “All Star.”

Adam Lambert will cover George Michael’s “Faith,” while John Legend will offer his take on two Lauryn Hill hits.

Other performances include a tribute to hip-hop by Flo Rida and a tribute to Whitney Houston by Ariana Grande.

The show airs at 9PM ET on August 4. The song list follows:

Adam Lambert – “Faith” (George Michael)

Ariana Grande “How Will I Know”/ “Queen of the Night” (Whitney Houston)

Celine Dion – “My Heart Will Go On” (Performing from Montreal)

Colin Hay – “Down Under”

En Vogue – “My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It)”

Flo Rida – (Performing a Hip-Hop tribute)

John Legend – “Ex Factor / Doo Wop (That Thing)” (Lauryn Hill)

Nelly – “Ride Wit Me” / “Hot In Herre”

New Edition – “If It Isn’t Love” / “Sensitivity” / “Rub You The Right Way” / “Poison”

Richard Marx – Don’t Mean Nothing

Sheryl Crow & Kelsea Ballerini – “All I Wanna Do”

Smash Mouth & Hunter Hayes – “All Star”

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