NEIL PATRICK HARRIS is here! The Emmy-winning star of "How I Met Your Mother" stops by Ellen just in time to share news on the final season of his show, and to talk about being a veteran awards show host. In addition to his illustrious career in Hollywood, Neil has served four times as emcee for the Tonys and twice for the Emmys. The actor formerly known as Doogie Howser went from teen icon to seasoned entertainer with roles in films like "The Muppets" and "The Next Best Thing," and with many notable appearances on Broadway. A director, comedian, musician and fan of magic (he's on the Board of Directors at Hollywood's famed Magic Castle), Neil always arrives with something up his sleeve!

Then, HUNTER HAYES performs! The young country star will sing his Grammy-nominated Billboard hit "I Want Crazy!" Hunter burst on the scene as a songwriter for Rascal Flatts, and soon after found himself opening for Taylor Swift -- not a shabby start! He won the world over with his self-titled debut, and his first single, "Wanted," made him the youngest solo male act to top Billboard's Hot Country Songs. This year, Hunter is nominated for a Grammy for Best Country Solo Performance. When he returns to Ellen's stage, Hunter shows why he's the best!

This Friday, Ellen hosts some of America's most talented!