American Idol Grand Live Finale On May 20

Published · Friday, May 17, 2019 04:22 PM

The title awaits as we get closer to finding out the next singing sensation who will continue the American Idol legacy! 

The cutthroat competition has come down to the survival of the fittest week after week with every episode ending in a heartbreaking elimination. In the previous episode, the Top 5 gave their all as they battled out in three challenging rounds: in-house mentor Bobby Bones' picks, Elton John song selection, and a song dedicated to their heroes in celebration of Mother's Day.

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As expected, Alejandro Aranda killed it again as he took the audience on an amazing journey with his rendition of the Bob Marley classic "No Woman, No Cry". He also showed his excellent artistry by performing his original song "Blesser" which he dedicated to his musical mentor Twin Shadow.

It's also no surprise that Laine Hardy delivered another rock-solid performance by singing "Can't You See" by The Marshall Tucker Band. Madison VanDenburg showed everyone her singing prowess as she belted out "What About Us" by Pink in her powerful performance. 

Wade Cota finally fully embraced his confidence when he sang Ray Lamontagne's "You Are the Best Thing" and rock ballad "Hard Luck Woman" by KISS. Laci Kaye Booth's stellar and stunning rendition of "Dreams" by Fleetwood Mac (which she dedicated to her grandma) proved to be a perfect fit for her that it even moved pop judge Katy Perry to tears. Unfortunately, despite their notable performances, both Cota and Booth didn't make the cut.

Now that our roster of talented hopefuls has been whittled down to the final three, it's safe to say the remaining contestants each carry enough grit and potential to be the next American Idol. While there's no denying that they are all equally destined for greatness in their own right, at this point in the competition, everything is a matter of who the audience believes is the worthiest to win.

Tune in on ETC and watch Al history unfold as we reveal who is the next American Idol superstar! - Don't miss the grand LIVE finale on May 20, 2019, 8AM via satellite and 8PM primetime replay. Join the conversation with #AIonETC. 

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