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American Idol finale performance show video highlights night 1

Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Maddie Poppe and Gabby Barrett
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American Idol final performance show took place on Sunday, May 20. In this episode, the Top 3 finalists Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Gabby Barrett and Maddie Poppe were shown in footage from their weekend return visits to their hometowns – Dallas, Georgia; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Clarksville, Iowa, respectively – to say thank you to all of their supportive fans back home with performances and enjoy the day with their family and friends.


The nationally syndicated host of iHeartMedia’s “The Bobby Bones Show” Bobby Bones returned to “American Idol” to mentor the Top 3 as they enter their final week of the competition.


The Top 3 finalists performed three songs: a hometown dedication, a repeat of their favorite song of the season and their winner’s single. In addition to performances by Caleb, Gabby, and Maddie, four past contestants – Jonny Brenns, Catie Turner, Michelle Sussett and Harper Grace came back to “American Idol” to perform an original song medley.

The Top 3 finalists and their song choices include:

Caleb Lee Hutchinson
Hometown: “Folsom Prison Blues” by Johnny Cash
Repeat: “Don’t Close Your Eyes” by Keith Whitley
Winner’s Single: “Johnny Cash Heart” (Original)

Gabby Barrett
Hometown: “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey
Repeat: “Little Red Wagon” by Miranda Lambert
Winner’s Single: “Rivers Deep” (Original)

Maddie Poppe
Hometown: “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac
Repeat: “Don’t Ever Let Your Children Grow Up” (Original)
Winner’s Single: “Going Going Gone” (Original).
Steve Perry was in the audience and watched Gabby Barrett perform Don't Stop Believin, one of Journey's biggest hits.

America will vote overnight on Sunday, May 20, to determine who will be crowned the next “American Idol” during the grand finale on Monday, May 21.

Here are some highlights from the performances from night one of the two-night finale.

The Grand Finale Will Include Performances by ‘American Idol’ Judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan.
Additional Performances Include Artists Bebe Rexha, Darius Rucker, Gary Clark Jr., Kermit the Frog, Nick Jonas + Mustard, Patti LaBelle, Yolanda Adams and ‘American Idol’ Contestants.




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