‘American Idol’ Top 3 power rankings from best to worst: Alejandro Aranda, Laine Hardy, Madison VanDenburg

In advance of the Top 3 taking to the stage on Sunday’s live “American Idol finale,” we asked viewers who they were backing to win season 17. Alejandro Aranda has taken almost half of the votes in our poll as of this writing and has an impressive 48% of fans supporting him. Laine Hardy is close behind with 41% of the vote. These two men lead our power rankings from best to worst. The third finalist, Madison Vandenburg, is way back with just 11% of the total tally.

Voting for the winner of season 17 of “American Idol” will begin as soon as the show starts at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT on May 19. It will be paused midway through the 3-hour extravaganza that is being broadcast live nationwide. At that point, Ryan Seacrest will reveal which of the two finalists will continue on and who will see their journey end.

Which of the finalists do you want to see crowned winner of “American Idol” on May 19? If you haven’t voted in our poll yet, review the rundown of all the songs they’ve sung to date in this reality competition and then cast your ballot at the bottom of this post. And be sure to sound off with your thoughts on this revival of “American Idol” in the comments section.

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Alejandro Aranda
Top 40: “Yellow” by Coldplay
Top 20 Solo: “I Fall Apart” by Post Malone
Top 20 Duet: with Ben Harper on “There Will Be A Light” by Harper
Top 14 Song 1: “One Dance” by Drake
Top 14 Song 2: “Cholo Love” (original song)
Top 10 Song: “Remember Me” from “Coco”
Top 8 Song: “Under Pressure” by Queen
Top 6 Song 1: “White Rabbit” by Jefferson Airplane
Top 6 Song 2: “Poison” (original song)
Top 5 Song 1: “Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word” by Elton John 
Top 5 Song 2: “No Woman No Cry” by Bob Marley and the Wailers
Top 5 Song 3: Original song, “Blesser”

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Laine Hardy
Top 40: “Come Together” by The Beatles
Top 20 Solo: “Bring It On Home” by Sonny Boy Williamson
Top 20 Duet: with Elle King on “The Weight” by The Band
Top 14 Song 1: “That’s Alright Mama by Elvis Presley
Top 14 Song 2: “Hurricane”
Top 10 Song: “Oo-De-Lally” from “Robin Hood”
Top 8 Song: “Fat Bottomed Girls” by Queen
Top 6 Song 1: “I Don’t Need No Doctor” by Ray Charles
Top 6 Song 2: “Johnny B. Goode” by Chuck Berry
Top 5 Song 1: “Something About the Way You Look Tonight” by Elton John 
Top 5 Song 2: “Can’t You See” by the Marshall Tucker Band
Top 5 Song 3: “Hey Jude” by The Beatles

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Madison VanDenburg
Top 40: “Who’s Lovin’ You” by The Miracles
Top 20 Solo: “Domino” by Jessie J.
Top 20 Duet: with Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo on “We Belong” by Benatar
Top 14 Song 1: “Fallin’” by Alicia Keys
Top 14 Song 2: “You and I” by Lady Gaga
Top 10 Song: “How Far I’ll Go” from “Moana”
Top 8 Song: “The Show Must Go On” by Queen
Top 6 Song 1: “Piece Of My Heart” by Janis Joplin
Top 6 Song 2: “I Surrender” by Celine Dion
Top 5 Song 1: “Your Song” by Elton John 
Top 5 Song 2: “What About Us” by Pink
Top 5 Song 3: “Make You Feel Me Love” by Adele

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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