American Idol Top 3 Revealed with Carrie Underwood + Emotional Mother's Day Tribute

Posted May 15, 2018

What can you say about Maddie Poppe's performance?

What stood out to us is she's a good person that, "is who she is".

Watch her performance on the video below. However, viewers will get to catch their remaining Idol favorites in the show's grand finale on May 21 at 8 p.m. ET. Maddie's mom mentioned that she was most proud that her daughter was "kind to everyone", and the judges were very kind to the singer. Looking as lovely as ever, with the same vocal power that shakes a chorus to the floor, Carrie is back. The superstar mentor discouraged Maddie from "thinking too much, and Maddie made her own tribute in style to Underwood, wearing a silver shimmering dress as she sang. I love what you're doing my friend, keep it going". "Now that I've had Isaiah, I just cuddle with him".

The lucky top five even got to sing on stage with Underwood, who, 13 years after winning the show, said that coming back felt surreal. And I thought I better just try and just see how this goes. "(That's changed since the interview) I'm glad I didn't give up". You're not gonna sound like anybody else. This past summer, I was like I had had it. "I started singing country music because of you", Barrett said to Underwood. Afterwards, Perry praised Hutchinson for his authenticity, but warned that he was being outperformed by the competition and needed to "flap those wings a little bit harder when it comes to working the crowd". "I think you're an awesome example as a mom, and your husband is very attractive". It makes me more grateful to be here. I do have to say though that I think that some people on this show are already physically out-performing you.

Maddie says now that the stakes are high, she's really focusing on versatility and trying new things. Do you understand what I'm saying? Perry said she didn't know where that voice came from but the performance made her wig loose.

The final three will face off for the last time on May 20 with the victor announced during the season's grand finale on May 21.

This will be Tuesday, May 15.