Katharine McPhee Will Sing On 'The View'

LOS ANGELES (July 25, 2006) ? McPheever sings again!

“American Idol” Season 5 runner-up Katharine McPhee, 22, is scheduled to co-host on ABC’s “The View” on Thursday.

Katharine, who will be seated alongside co-hosts Barbara Walters, Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck, will also perform the classic song “Somewhere over the Rainbow.”Kathy Griffin and Brittany Snow of the upcoming film, ?John Tucker Must Die,? head up the guest list.

After Star Jones left the show on June 28, a series of guest hosts have taken her spot, including Susan Lucci, Kelly Rowland and Kelly Monaco.

As Access Hollywood was the first to report on June 26, Star was planning to leave the show, and June 27, she surprised ABC and Barbara Walters by saying on the air that she wouldn’t be returning to the daytime talk show in the fall.

Katharine McPhee, who July 5 blamed severe bronchitis and laryngitis for her inability to perform, has been missingfrom the ?Idol? tour.

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