American Idol top 3 finale live blog
Dressed as sharp as ever, Laine accompanies himself on guitar for a gritty cover. I’m not big on Laine’s 50’s flash, but he really shines on swampy rock like this. It’s a good song pick for him. Katy compliments his hair. “If you apply yourself and don’t get lazy, you are going to be one of the biggest stars on the planet,” says Katy. “Great job Laine. Don’t let them bedazzle your hunting boots,” says Luke. “You stole my look! That was a nasty song! You’re on your way, my friend,” says Lionel. Nasty is a compliment. I could have used more nasty from Laine this season. Sometimes he played it too safe. But here he is in the Top 3, so what do I know?
“Can she connect” wonders Bobby. That’s been the problem for the big voiced 17 year old singer all season long. Her vocal is going off the rail a little here–but it’s emotion that’s doing it. She’s trying hard to let go. It’s like she understands the stakes. She’s bringing it tonight. “We have been pushing you the whole time to dig in. It’s been so amazing to watch,” says Luke. “You are an amazing light. You have to know what a gift you have. You are truly on your way,” says Luke. Madison admits that she is shaking. “The greatness is coming out of you. We’re pushing you because we know the greatness is inside of you,” says Katy. Oh. She changed from “I Have Nothing” to “Shallow.” GOOD MOVE. She relates to the later much more, and she realized the Whitney song is overdone on singing shows.
What Alejandro Aranda, Laine Hardy and Madison VanDenburg will sing on tonight’s American Idol 2019 LIVE finale . Show and voting are LIVE coast-to-coast, winner announced at the end of the night!!
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Alejandro Aranda – Millennial Love (Original)
Alejandro Aranda– Tonight (Original)
Laine Hardy – Home by Marc Broussard
Laine Hardy – Jambalaya by Hank Williams
Madison VandenBurg – Shallow by Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
Madison VandenBurg – Breakaway by Kelly Clarkson
In addition to their solos, the Top 3 will each perform collaborations. Laine and Madison with Jon Pardi and Dan + Shay, respectively.