“American Idol” is officially up to the final three nominees, and on Sunday the show will crown a new winner.
Here is a list of the top three singers and their most recent performances. The “American Idol” season finale – which lasts three hours – will air on May 23 at 6 p.m. KST.
Early in the season, the American Idol judges predicted Beckham would go far. At Beckham’s hearing, “Idol” judge Katy Perry said the 24-year-old singer from Apple Valley, Calif., Could be one of the top five contenders.
“You’re here because you’re real and everything you give us feels real,” Luke Bryan said after Beckham performed Zac Brown Band’s “Colder Weather” on Sunday night. “And it can take you this far. … Being genuine and genuine, people love it, and that’s why you have come to this.
Beckham also performed his original song “23” – a new song that quickly reached No. 1 on the iTunes Country Chart, according to Country Now. The song reflects Beckham’s struggles with alcohol abuse and his path to sobriety.
“Who have you become?” Richie said after the performance. “From start to now, it’s a complete transformation. You’ve stepped into your light to the point where I now know exactly who you are.
Kinstler, a powerful singer who is a student at Berklee College of Music, channeled Kelly Clarkson on Sunday night, performing “A Moment Like This” – the song that launched Clarkson’s career after “American Idol” in 2002.
Perry told Kinstler that she saw a lot of Clarkson in her and added that her own cousins wanted Kinstler to win.
“You’re a superstar,” Bryan told the 20-year-old Chicago singer. “And you drive with that confidence that’s so amazing to watch. … Your voice is a vocal pyro.
Kinstler also performed his new single “Love Someone”, which Bryan says left him “speechless.”
“It’s very clear to all of us that you’ve followed all of the instructions, but that’s not even the point,” Richie added. “You came here being you, we just gave you your platform. Artistic, check. Star power, check it out. Your future, check. “
Spence, a 21-year-old singer from Georgia, was moved as judges praised him after his performance of John Legend and Common’s “Glory” on Sunday night.
“I want to talk to you for three minutes, but I can’t. I can’t have 30 seconds to tell you what this performance just did to my soul, ”said Bryan. “You will literally save people’s lives with your voice.”
Spence also performed his new single “Never Be Alone” which led Richie to call him “a giant with a voice and a giant with a presence.”
“Anytime I get chills,” Perry added. “You step into your power and you walk in the light. Take this with you, continue.
To note: Based on viewers’ votes, Casey Bishop, a 16-year-old singer from Florida, was eliminated from the “Idol” contest on Sunday night.