‘American Idol’: The final three are revealed

The “American Idol” reboot is quickly drawing to a close, eliminating two contestants on Sunday night (May 13) and leaving the top three — Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Maddie Poppe and Gabby Barrett — to duke it out next week for a two-night finale. Leaving the ABC show tonight were Cade Foehner and Michael J. Woodward.

The night was divided into two parts: for the first hour, the five finalists were each tasked with singing a Carrie Underwood song — the season 4 winner was the celebrity mentor for the week — and for the second half, song choices were catered to Mother’s Day.

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AMERICAN IDOL - '118 (Performance Finals)' - In part one of the two-night season finale, the Top 3 finalists visit their hometowns to celebrate their time on the show then return to the Idol stage for their last chance to win America's vote, as the search for America's next superstar continues on its new home on America's network, The ABC Television Network, SUNDAY, MAY 20 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT). (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) GABBY BARRETT, CALEB LEE HUTCHINSON, MADDIE POPPE, RYAN SEACREST
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 20: Singer Gabby Barrett poses at ABC's 'American Idol' on May 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 20: Singer Caleb Lee Hutchinson poses at ABC's 'American Idol' on May 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 13: (L-R) Top three contestants Maddie Poppe, Caleb Lee Hutchinson and Gabby Barrett arrive at ABC's 'American Idol' show on May 13, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
AMERICAN IDOL - '113 (Top 14)' - After solo and celebrity duet performances with the top 24 contestants, the judges narrowed down the field to the top 14 finalists. Now the judges are handing over the reigns to America to start voting on who they want to crown the next Idol, as the search for America's next superstar continues on its new home on America's network, The ABC Television Network, SUNDAY, APRIL 22 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT). (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) GABBY BARRETT
AMERICAN IDOL 108 (Showcase/Final Judgment) Idol hopefuls head to Exchange LA in downtown Los Angeles for the Showcase Round, where contestants perform solos in front of a live crowd and the judges. Following the performances, the judges sit down with each contestant for the Final Judgment and reveal which finalists made it through to the Top 24, as the search for Americas next superstar continues on its new home on Americas network, The ABC Television Network, MONDAY, APRIL 2 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT). (Eric McCandless via Getty Images) CALEB LEE HUTCHINSON
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 23: Singer Gabby Barrett arrives at ABC's 'American Idol' show on April 23, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 23: Singer Maddie Poppe arrives at ABC's 'American Idol' show on April 23, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Singer Gabby Barrett arrives at ABC's 'American Idol' show on April 29, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 06: Singer Gabby Barrett arrives at ABC's 'American Idol' show on May 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
AMERICAN IDOL - '115 (Disney Night)' - The Top 10 'American Idol' contestants head to the happiest place on earth, Disneyland. (Eric McCandless via Getty Images) CALEB LEE HUTCHINSON, IDINA MENZEL
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Singer Maddie Poppe arrives at ABC's 'American Idol' show on April 29, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
AMERICAN IDOL - '116 (Top 7)' - The Top 7 finalists perform two songs this week, battling it out for Americas vote to make it into the Top 5, as the search for Americas next superstar continues on its new home on Americas network, The ABC Television Network, SUNDAY, MAY 6 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT, 5:00-7:01 p.m. PDT). (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) GABBY BARRETT
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 13: Singer Maddie Poppe arrives at ABC's 'American Idol' show on May 13, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
AMERICAN IDOL - '116 (Top 7)' - The Top 7 finalists perform two songs this week, battling it out for Americas vote to make it into the Top 5, as the search for Americas next superstar continues on its new home on Americas network, The ABC Television Network, SUNDAY, MAY 6 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT, 5:00-7:01 p.m. PDT). (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) GABBY BARRETT
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Singer Gabby Barrett arrives at ABC's 'American Idol' show on April 29, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
AMERICAN IDOL - '115 (Top 10 - Disney Night)' - 'American Idol' heads to the happiest place on earth, Disneyland Resort, then returns to the Idol stage with a sprinkle of magic to perform fan-favorite Disney songs, as the search for Americas next superstar continues on its new home on Americas network, The ABC Television Network, SUNDAY, APRIL 29 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT/5:00-7:01 p.m. PDT). (Eric McCandless via Getty Images) CALEB LEE HUTCHINSON
AMERICAN IDOL - '115 (Disney Night)' - The Top 10 'American Idol' contestants head to the happiest place on earth, Disneyland. (Eric McCandless via Getty Images) GABBY BARRETT, IDINA MENZEL
AMERICAN IDOL - '115 (Top 10 - Disney Night)' - 'American Idol' heads to the happiest place on earth, Disneyland Resort, then returns to the Idol stage with a sprinkle of magic to perform fan-favorite Disney songs, as the search for Americas next superstar continues on its new home on Americas network, The ABC Television Network, SUNDAY, APRIL 29 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT/5:00-7:01 p.m. PDT). (Eric McCandless via Getty Images) MADDIE POPPE
AMERICAN IDOL - '115 (Top 10 - Disney Night)' - 'American Idol' heads to the happiest place on earth, Disneyland Resort, then returns to the Idol stage with a sprinkle of magic to perform fan-favorite Disney songs, as the search for Americas next superstar continues on its new home on Americas network, The ABC Television Network, SUNDAY, APRIL 29 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT/5:00-7:01 p.m. PDT). (Eric McCandless via Getty Images) GABBY BARRETT
AMERICAN IDOL - '116 (Top 7)' - The Top 7 finalists perform two songs this week, battling it out for Americas vote to make it into the Top 5, as the search for Americas next superstar continues on its new home on Americas network, The ABC Television Network, SUNDAY, MAY 6 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT, 5:00-7:01 p.m. PDT). (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) MADDIE POPPE
AMERICAN IDOL - '109 (Top 24 Solos)' - As the pool has been narrowed to the top 24 contestants,12 of the top 24 finalists perform solos at Academy LA in Hollywood during this week in the competition, as the search for Americas next superstar continues on its new home on Americas network, The ABC Television Network, SUNDAY, APRIL 8 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT). (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) GABBY BARRETT
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 13: Singer Caleb Lee Hutchinson arrives at ABC's 'American Idol' show on May 13, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 13: Singer Gabby Barrett arrives at ABC's 'American Idol' show on May 13, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
AMERICAN IDOL - '116 (Top 7)' - The Top 7 finalists perform two songs this week, battling it out for Americas vote to make it into the Top 5, as the search for Americas next superstar continues on its new home on Americas network, The ABC Television Network, SUNDAY, MAY 6 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT, 5:00-7:01 p.m. PDT). (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) CALEB LEE HUTCHINSON
AMERICAN IDOL - '116 (Top 7)' - The Top 7 finalists perform two songs this week, battling it out for Americas vote to make it into the Top 5, as the search for Americas next superstar continues on its new home on Americas network, The ABC Television Network, SUNDAY, MAY 6 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT, 5:00-7:01 p.m. PDT). (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) CALEB LEE HUTCHINSON
AMERICAN IDOL - '111 (Top 24 Solos)' - As the pool has been narrowed to the top 24 contestants, 12 of the top 24 finalists perform solos at Academy LA in Hollywood during this week in the competition, as the search for Americas next superstar continues on its new home on Americas network, The ABC Television Network, SUNDAY, APRIL 15 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT). (Eric McCandless via Getty Images) CALEB LEE HUTCHINSON
AMERICAN IDOL - 103 (Auditions) - American Idol heads to Los Angeles, Nashville, New York City and Savannah, as the search for Americas next superstar continues on its new home on Americas network, The ABC Television Network, SUNDAY, MARCH 18 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT). (Guy D'Alema/ABC via Getty Images) CALEB LEE HUTCHINSON (DALLAS, CA)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 06: Singer Maddie Poppe arrives at ABC's 'American Idol' show on May 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
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Where Poppe shined was with her second performance, “God Only Knows” by the Beach Boys. Though she was last to take the stage, which could have negatively impacted her vote, her consistently adventurous song choices have clearly resonated with audiences.

Caleb Lee Hutchinson played it a little safer, staying in the lane that is best-suited for his voice: country. He chose Underwood’s “So Small” followed by “Stars in Alabama” by Jamey Johnson.

Gabby Barrett was more ambitious in her second pick, “I Have Nothing” by Whitney Houston. Impressed with her vocal range, judge Katy Perry cracked, “Who are you and what have you done with Gabby?” Barrett’s first song was Underwood’s ““Last Name.”

As for Cade Foehner, despite the theatrics — and tears for mom — he failed to win over viewers with his version of Underwood’s “Undo It” or “Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd, a song performed several times in “Idol” past, including during the most recent season (15) by eventual winner Trent Harmon and by season 9 victor Lee DeWyze.

Woodward also fell a bit flat with his two performances, “Flat On The Roof” by Underwood and “Still I Rise” by Yolanda Adams.

The final three will face off again on May 20 with the winner announced during the season’s grand finale on May 21.

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