When is ‘American Idol’ finale 2018, and how can YOU get tickets to see Caleb, Maddie or Gabby crowned the winner?

The highly anticipated “American Idol” 2018 finale is just days away. ABC has scheduled the two-night Season 16 face-off between Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Maddie Poppe and Gabby Barrett for Sunday, May 20 and Monday, May 21. After the trio performs on Sunday night at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT, America will vote for who they want to join the likes of Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson on the winners list. The results will be announced live on Monday night at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT from CBS Television City in Hollywood.

SEE ‘American Idol’ finale spoilers: Top 3 songs, hometown visits and winners singles on May 20 show

If you’re hoping to attend one of the final two “American Idol” live shows, you must try your luck by entering the ticket lottery at On Camera Audiences. To apply for tickets, simply submit your personal info (first and last name, email address, phone number, date of birth and state) on that website and the lucky recipients will be emailed when tickets are released. Tickets are free.

Season 16 marked the first installment to air on ABC after Fox cancelled the reality TV phenomenon two years ago. New judges Katy PerryLuke Bryan and Lionel Richie joined the panel in the search for the next singing superstar. Longtime host Ryan Seacrest was this season’s only familiar face as “American Idol” made the move to the Disney network. The show was originally created by Simon Fuller.

Who will win “American Idol”? According to exclusive Gold Derby predictions, Gabby tops our winner’s chart with leading 21/20 odds, followed by Maddie in second place at 13/5 odds and Caleb in third place with 12/1 odds. Do you disagree with those predictions? Then give us your own picks before the “American Idol” 2018 grand finale airs Monday, May 21 on ABC.

SEE exclusive odds: Who will win ‘American Idol’?

Be sure to make your predictions so that the contestants can see how they’re faring in our racetrack odds. You can keep changing your predictions until just before the next episode airs on ABC. You’ll compete to win a spot on our leaderboard and a $100 Amazon gift card. See our contest rules and sound off with other fans in our reality TV forum. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.

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