Well, folks, the time has come! Another season of “American Idol” is coming to a bittersweet end.
Tonight, May 21, we find out who takes home the win between Gabby Barrett, Maddie Poppe and Caleb Lee Hutchinson— and while we think any of them would make a phenomenal “Idol, Gabby Barrett’s finale performances were out-of-this-world good and prove that she has what it takes to win this thing.
If you’ve been watching all season, you might remember Gabby singing Miranda Lambert’s “Little Red Wagon” during the Top 10 performances. While it was incredible in and of itself the first time, she chose to sing it again for her finale performance, showcasing just how much she has grown as a performer throughout the season. She was bopping around the stage like the song was her own and, most importantly, she looked like she was having the time of her life.
Katy Perry agreed that the performance was leaps and bounds ahead of her previous, but said she wished she could’ve seen some hair flips. Doesn’t seem like very constructive criticism, but okay!
Be sure to watch tonight, May 21 at 9|8c on ABC to see if Gabby takes home the win!
— American Idol (@AmericanIdol) May 21, 2018