The May 12 episode of “American Idol” showcased the Top 5. Each of the finalists sang three songs: one in honor of Mother’s Day, another chosen by mentor Bobby Bones, and a third from the Elton John back catalog. As with the last three Sunday shows, this episode aired live nationwide. America got to vote for their favorites in real-time, with the results revealed by host Ryan Seacrest at the end of the episode.
The top three vote-getters — Alejandro Aranda, Laine Hardy and Madison VanDenburg — will contend in the final next week. And the bottom two — Laci Kaye Booth and Wade Cota — were bounced from the competition.
Which of this pair do you think was robbed of a place in the Top 3? Take a look at the list of songs they’ve sung throughout the competition and then cast your ballot for the artist you will miss most as season 17 of “American Idol” moves on to the two-night finale beginning on Sunday, May 19.
Laci Kaye Booth
Top 40: “Georgia on My Mind” by Ray Charles
Top 20 Solo: “I Want You To Want Me” by Cheap Trick
Top 20 Duet: with Brett Young on “Mercy” by Young
Top 14 Song 1: “I Miss You” by Blink 182
Top 14 Song 2: “As Long as You Follow” by Fleetwood Mac
Top 10 Song: “I See the Light” from “Tangled”
Top 8 Song: “Love of My Life” by Queen
Top 6 Song 1: “To Love Somebody” by The Bee Gees
Top 6 Song 2: “Open Arms” by Journey
Top 5 Song 1:”Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting” by Elton John
Top 5 Song 2: “The House that Built Me” by Miranda Lambert
Top 5 Song 3: “Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac
Top 40: “Work Song” by Hozier
Top 20 Solo: “All I Want” by Kodaline
Top 20 Duet: with Lovely The Band on “Broken” by Lovely The Band
Top 14 Song 1: “Trouble” by Ray LaMontagne
Top 14 Song 2: “Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Top 10 Song: “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” from “Toy Story”
Top 8 Song: “We Are the Champions” by Queen
Top 6 Song 1: “With A Little Help From My Friends” by The Beatles
Top 6 Song 2: “Through The Valley” by Shawn James
Top 5 Song 1: “Rocket Man” by Elton John
Top 5 Song 2: You Are The Best Thing” by Ray Lamontagne
Top 5 Song 3: “Hard Luck Woman” by KISS
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