It has all come down to the final three on the second season of “American Idol” on ABC. In a three hour live cross country simulcast, Madison Vandenburg, Alejandro Aranda, and Laine Hardy will perform for the last time for the title of “American Idol”.
Judge Lionel Richie gets the night started off with a performance and is joined by the top 10 on stage.
Each of the singers perform twice before the third place singer is eliminated.
Up first is Laine Hardy with “Home
Madison Vandenburg chose the Academy Award winning song “Shallow” for her first performance.
Continuing a trend he has done all season, Alejandro Aranda chose to perform an original song – “Millennial Love”.
This past week the three finalists made a trip home for salutes, family time, and performances.
Laine kicks off round two of the performances with the Hank Williams song “Jambalaya”.
Last year’s winner Maddie Poppy returns to the Idol stage to promote her new single and album.
Next up Madison sang the Kelly Clarkson song “Breakaway”.
Received a very special surprise when he went home, a children’s choir performed his own songs for him and he was given a new guitar. closes out round two of the performances with another original song “Tonight”.
Season four champion Carrie Underwood returns to the Idol stage to perform her new single “Southbound”.
In the first results of the night, host Ryan Seacrest announced that the singer in third place is Madison Vandenburg and has been eliminated from the competition. It’s down to Laine and Alejandro for the title.
Monttell Jordan takes the stage an Idol themed “This is How We Do It”.
Idol judge Katy Perry takes the stage with Daddy Yankee for a performance.
Alejandro takes the stage to perform his song “10 Years” with an orchestra.
Idol alum and mentor Adam Lambert returns to the Idol stage for a performance of “New Eyes”. Adam pairs up with Demetrius Graham for the Queen smash hit rock anthem “Bohemian Rhapsody”.
Award winning Country music stars Dan +Shay take the stage for a performance. Madison joins the duo for a performance of their hit song “Speechless”.
Judge Luke Perry takes the stage for a performance of his hit “Knockin’ Boots”. Laci Kaye Booth joins Luke for a performance of The Police hit “Every Breath You Take”.
John Pardi and Laine Hardy pair up for a performance of “Dirt on amy Boots” and “Night Shift”.
Katy Perry returns to the stage for a performance of “Unconditionally” with Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon.
Weezer take the stage with Walker Burroughs and Wade Cota for a performance.
Country artist Kane Brown performs. Alyssa Raghu joins Brown for one of the songs.
Ryan Seacrest reveals that each of the two finalists, plus a guest, will go on a Disney Cruise.
Shay returns to perform the Andra Day song “Rise Up” and is joined by Day on stage.
Kool and the Gang take the stage with Uche, and other members of the top 10,for a performance.
The finalists have one final performance to give before the winner is announced.
Laine performs the Sam Cooke song “Bring it on Home to Me”.
For his final performance Alejandro performs his Idol audition song, his original “Out Loud”.