Songs By Journey, Fleetwood Mac, Johnny Cash, More Selected For “American Idol” Finale

The three finalists will each perform three songs on Sunday’s finale.

Maddie Caleb Gabby | Eric McCandless/ABC

The two-part “American Idol” season finale begins Sunday night.

Over the course of the two-hour broadcast, contestants Maddie Poppe, Caleb Lee Hutchinson and Gabby Barrett will each perform three songs. One will be a new dedication to their hometown, one will be a reprise of their favorite performance from the season, and one will be their original single.

The contestants were mentored by radio personality Bobby Bones ahead of Sunday’s broadcast. The winner will be revealed during Monday night’s results finale.

In addition to performances by the three finalists, Sunday’s episode will also feature a medley of original songs by three of this season’s other contestants.

Song selections are as follows:

Caleb Lee Hutchinson
Hometown: “Folsom Prison Blues” by Johnny Cash
Repeat: “Don’t Close Your Eyes” by Keith Whitley
Winner’s Single: “Johnny Cash Heart” (Original)

Gabby Barrett
Hometown: “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey
Repeat: “Little Red Wagon” by Miranda Lambert
Winner’s Single: “Rivers Deep” (Original)

Maddie Poppe
Hometown: “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac
Repeat: “Don’t Ever Let Your Children Grow Up” (Original)
Winner’s Single: “Going Going Gone” (Original)

The original song medley will include:

Jonny Brenns – “Blue Jeans” (Original)
Catie Turner – “21st Century Machine” (Original)
Harper Grace – “Yard Sale” (Original)

Written by Brian Cantor

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