The final five contestants on American Idol became the final three after a night of live performances last night.
Alejandro Aranda, Wade Cota, Laine Hardy, Madison VanDenberg and Laci Kaye Booth all sang three songs, including an Elton John selection, a song chosen by the season’s mentor Bobby Bones and a song relating to Mother’s Day. Booth was the recipient of last week’s save from judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie, and no more saves remain for the rest of the season. Performances last night:
Round 1: Bobby Bones’ Picks
Wade Cota – “You Are the Best Thing” by Ray Lamontagne Laci Kaye Booth – “The House That Built Me” by Miranda Lambert Alejandro Aranda – “No Woman, No Cry” by Bob Marley & The Wailers Laine Hardy – “Can’t You See” by The Marshall Tucker Band Madison VanDenburg – “What About Us” by Pink
Round 2: The Elton John Songbook
Wade Cota – “Rocketman” by Elton John Laci Kaye Booth – “Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)” by Elton John Alejandro Aranda – “Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word” by Elton John Madison VanDenburg – “Your Song” by Elton John Laine Hardy – “Something About the Way You Look Tonight” by Elton John
Round 3: Contestant Dedications
Wade Cota – “Hard Luck Woman” by KISS Laci Kaye Booth – “Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac Madison VanDenburg – “Make You Feel My Love” by Bob Dylan Laine Hardy – “Hey Jude” by The Beatles Alejandro Aranda – “Blesser” by Alejandro Aranda
After America’s vote, Laine Hardy, Madison VanDenburg and Alejandro Aranda were put through to the season finale. That meant it was the end of the road for Laci Kaye Booth (again) and Wade Cota.