This is the final episode, the day we’ve been waiting months for! Unfortunately, because I have a flight to catch in a few hours, I have to make this quick, so there won’t be much in the way of commentary.
It starts immediately with Lionel Richie singing All Night Long. The Top 10 comes out near the end of the song.
Luke Bryan and Gabby sang Sunrise, Sunburnt, Sunset and Most. Well, she sang with him during Most. I’m not really a fan of Luke or Gabby, so I’m sitting here waiting for the song to end. I liked the first song, though. Then they relived his best moments.
Gary Clark Jr., Cade Foehner, and Dennis Lorenzo sang Bright Lights. Those three voices coming together was pretty epic! Their guitar solo was also epic!!
Maddie Poppe and Kermit the Frog sang Rainbow Connection, which is the song she auditioned with.
During auctions, Noah Davis said if he won he’d buy an alpaca. Well, they got him an alpaca!
Caleb and Darius Rucker sang Wagon Wheel.
Surprise guest by Jimmy Kimmel. He has a giant metal cylinder, which he says is a time capsule from the original series.
Now they’re eliminating the first person. Ryan is naming the first person in the Top 2, which is Caleb. Maddie is the other. Meaning Gabby has been eliminated.
The past eliminated sang a pre-recorded parody of Hello.
Layla Spring and her adorable and shockingly talented little sister Dixie sang Blue by LeAnn Rimes. . Wow! Surprise appearance by LeAnn herself!
Yolanda Adams and Michael J. Woodard sang What The World Needs Now.
Caleb and Maddie performed Somewhere Over The Rainbow and What A Wonderful World. Before the performance, Caleb announced that he and Maddie are actually dating. I don’t know how long they’ve been a couple, but if it’s been long that’s kind of ironic they ended up as the Top 2.
Ryan is actually in tears after listening to them perform. It is kind of a perfect ending of the season. We’ve made it all this way and it didn’t just end with him naming the winner. We did get a plot twist in a sense.
But before we get to the final results, we’ve got one more performance. Patti LaBelle and Ada Vox sang Lady Marmalade. I…am ashamed to admit I didn’t know that I didn’t know Patti was still alive. I just looked and she’s 73. Just automatically assumed she’d passed away long ago. She’ll be 74 on Thursday. She still sounds amazing at 74!
Now time for the moment we’ve waited for the entire season; Who is the next American Idol?
She performs Going Going Gone, and even though she is obviously very emotional, she still managed to sing part of it. It was awesome when the Top 10 comes out and helps her sing it.
They’ve been advertising auditions for season two, so there is going to be another season. But I most likely will not be reviewing it. I’ll probably watch it, just won’t review it. It was hard enough trying to think of things to say this season and I ended up just repeating myself over and over. Most weren’t even really reviews, but play-by-plays. I’ll end this the way I’ve been ending these lately, with a tweet by Catie.