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Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 05/26/2011

Tom Jones, Tony Bennett perform on ‘American Idol’ finale

Singer Tom Jones poses backstage at the finale of the 10th season of “American Idol.” (MARIO ANZUONI - REUTERS)
Wednesday night’s “American Idol” finale was packed with celebrity guests. Some of these stars— like Lady Gaga, Beyonce and Bono — were easily recognizable to audience members of all ages. Others may have had some younger “Idol” viewers wondering, “Who is that?”

As the Post’s Lisa de Moraes points out in her recap of the finale, “Idol” finalists and previous contestants got to perform with some big name musicians, including Tim McGraw, TLC, rapper Lil Jon and even actor and Tenacious D member Jack Black.

But I’m betting, based on Google trends, quite a few people who watched the finale didn’t know who Tom Jones was, as he performed “It’s Not Unusual.” I guess kids these days are too young to remember Carlton Banks getting down to the song on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” Crooner Tony Bennett also made an appearance on “Idol,” and now on Google, singing “Steppin’ Out With My Baby” with Haley Reinhart.

Read more about the finale, and find out who won, over at The TV Column.

Watch Casey Abrams perform with Jack Black below after the jump.

By  |  09:55 AM ET, 05/26/2011

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