‘American Idol’ winner predictions: Alejandro Aranda better watch out for Laine Hardy

On the May 5 episode of “American Idol,” the Top 6 sang two songs each: one that was inspirational and the other from the summer of 1969 in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock music festival. Four of the half dozen contestants made it through based on their votes from the public: Alejandro Aranda, Wade Cota, Laine Hardy and Madison VanDenburg. A fifth, Laci Kaye Booth, got the judges save while the other artist in the bottom two, Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon, was eliminated.

We asked for your predictions as to which of these remaining five finalists will go all the way to win season 17. “Idol” fans are divided between two of the artists: Alejandro Aranda has 41% of the viewers vote as of this writing and Laine Hardy is at 30%. While Alejandro is about where he was last week (40%), Laine has added five points to his total. Much of that support comes from fans of Jeremiah.

Of the other three artists still in the competition, Wade Cota holds steady with 12%, Madison Vandenburg  hits double digits with 10% support and Laci is, not surprisingly, last with 7% of the total vote.

If you haven’t made your voice heard, scroll down to review the songs that the Top 5 have sung throughout the competition and then cast a ballot for your favorite. And be sure to sound off on this ABC 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”

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”

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Wade Cota
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”

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”

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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”

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