With just 24 hours until Sunday’s American Idol finale (ABC, 8/7c), we have a little confession to make: We aren’t totally sure who’s going to win this thing.
Sure, America has fallen head over heels for Iam Tongi, who regularly elicits the studio audience’s loudest cheers, but neither Colin Stough nor Megan Danielle should be counted out just yet.
And if you think Idol isn’t capable of pulling off a surprise ending, I have two words for you: “Soul Patrol.” Heck, I was pretty confident that Wé Ani had secured a spot for herself in this season’s finale, yet here we are with an Ani-less Top 3. Thankfully, she is coming back to the finale for a special performance, along with several of this season’s eliminated favorites.
So now there are two questions we must ask ourselves: Which of the remaining finalists do we think will win on Sunday? And which singer do we think should win, despite the outcome? If you really search your soul, you might discover that you have two different answers. Or not, but hey, we have to pass the time somehow, right?
Read on for a breakdown of your three options, complete with video of their best performances, then vote in our pair of polls. When you’re done, go ahead and let out some more feelings about the Idol finale in a comment.
More than merely the best head of hair this season, Stough is also a soulful country crooner with down-home charm and a love for his momma. He’s also capable of pulling off the occasional surprise, like his unforgettable spin on Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own.” Hit PLAY on the video above to relive that growly goodness.
Tongi strummed his way into our hearts with his emotional audition, and we’ve remained willingly under his spell ever since. With his ethereal voice and quiet depth, Tongi regularly transport us to another plane of existence — and we love it there. For now, let’s look back on his chilling performance of Simon and Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence.”
Some Idol contestants are singers, while others are artists. Danielle is definitely among the latter, putting her signature stamp on every performance. Let’s look back at her audition, which included a surprise cameo from Danielle’s personal idol.
VOTE: WHO WILL WIN?
Cast this first vote with your head. Despite how you may feel about the finalists, vote for the person you predict will win the season:
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VOTE: WHO SHOULD WIN?
Now it’s time to vote with your heart. Even if the odds are against them, which of the three finalists should win the season?
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