‘American Idol’ Season 17: Which FEMALE singer are you rooting for to win: Alyssa Raghu, Laci Kaye Booth, Madison VanDenburg … ? [POLL]

American Idol” Season 17 judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan have painstakingly narrowed down the number of contestants from hundreds to the Top 20, which consists of nine females and 11 males. Of this season’s nine women finalists, which one are you personally rooting for to join the “American Idol” winners list? Vote in our poll below and then be sure to defend your choice down in the comments section. Refresh your memory of the Top 9 female singers by clicking through our photo gallery above.

Fans who watched last season will remember Alyssa Raghu, the now-16-year-old high school student who Katy lovingly refers to as “my sauce.” Some of this season’s other notable female singers are: Laci Kaye Booth, an “American Idol” superfan who Luke referred to as a “bad ass” following her Top 20 Solo performance of “I Want You to Want Me”; Madison VanDenburg, the powerhouse vocalist who’s often been compared to original winner Kelly Clarkson; and Ashley Hess, who wowed the judges during her audition with her intimate piano performance of Norah Jones‘s “Don’t Know Why.”

Some of the other top females haven’t been shown as much on camera — including Kate Barnette, Evelyn Cormier, Riley Thompson, Raquel Trinidad and Bumbly — but there’s still plenty of time to get to know the Top 20 since “American Idol” is treating fans to special duet rounds next Sunday and Monday. These anticipated duets will feature all of the finalists singing alongside some of Hollywood’s biggest names. Which duets are you most looking forward to watching?

Laci Kaye Booth
Age: 23
Hometown: Livingston, Texas
Audition City: Denver, Colorado

Madison VanDenburg
Age: 17
Hometown: Cohoes, New York
Audition City: New York City

Alyssa Raghu
Age: 16
Hometown: Orlando, Florida
Audition City: Los Angeles, California

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Kate Barnette
Age: 23
Hometown: Kennesaw, Georgia
Audition City: N/A

Evelyn Cormier
Age: 19
Hometown: Claremont, New Hampshire
Audition City: New York City

Ashley Hess
Age: 27
Hometown: Fremont, California
Audition City: New York City

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Bumbly
Age: 27
Hometown: New York City
Audition City: N/A

Riley Thompson
Age: 16
Hometown: Mabank, Texas
Audition City: Los Angeles, California

Raquel Trinidad
Age: 21
Hometown: Tampa, Florida
Audition City: N/A

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