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The finale of Season 17 of American Idol took place on May 19, 2019. It featured Alejandro Aranda, Laine Hardy, and Madison Vandenburg vying for the title of the American Idol.

Laine Hardy was declared the winner.

Contestants' Performances[]

Laine Hardy "Home" (Marc Broussand) Winner
Alejandro Aranda "Millennial Love" (Alejandro Aranda) Runner-up
Madison Vandenburg "Shallow" (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper) 3rd place
Laine Hardy "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)" (Hank Williams) Winner
Alejandro Aranda "Tonight" (Alejandro Aranda) Runner-up
Madison Vandenburg "Breakaway" (Kelly Clarkson) 3rd place
Laine Hardy "Bring It on Home to Me" (Sam Cooke) Winner
Alejandro Aranda "Out Loud" (Alejandro Aranda) Runner-up

Guest Performances[]

Lionel Richie and the Top 10 "Dancing on the Ceiling" (Lionel Richie)
Carrie Underwood "Southbound" (Carrie Underwood)
Montell Jordan, Margie Mays, Austin Michael Robinson and VoKillz "This Is How We Do It" (Montell Jordan)
Katy Perry and Daddy Yankee "Con Calma" (Daddy Yankee, ft. Snow)
Alejandro Aranda "10 Years" (Alejandro Aranda)
Adam Lambert "New Eyes" (Adam Lambert)
Adam Lambert and Dimitrius Graham "Bohemian Rhapsody" (Queen)
Dan + Shay "All to Myself" (Dan + Shay)
Dan + Shay and Madison Vandenburg "Speechless" (Dan + Shay)
Luke Bryan "Knockin' Boots" (Luke Bryan)
Luke Bryan and Laci Kaye Booth "Every Breath You Take" (The Police)
Jon Pardi and Laine Hardy "Dirt on My Boots" (Jon Pardi)

"Night Shift" (Jon Pardi)

Katy Perry and Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon "Unconditionally" (Katy Perry)
Weezer and Wade Cota and Walker Burroughs "Africa" (Toto)

"Everybody Wants to Rule the World" (Tears for Fears) "Take on Me" (A-ha)

Kane Brown "Good as You" (Kane Brown)
Kane Brown and Alyssa Raghu "Lost in the Middle of Nowhere" (Kane Brown, ft. Becky G)
Shayy and Andra Day "Rise Up" (Andra Day)
Kool & The Gang, Laci Kaye Booth, Walker Burroughs, Wade Cota, Dimitrius Graham, Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon, Alyssa Raghu, Uché and Madison Vandenburg "Hollywood Swinging" (Kool & The Gang)

"Ladies Night" (Kool & The Gang) "Celebration" (Kool & The Gang)

Laine Hardy "Flame"


  • This is the first Finale in American Idol history that took place entirely within one night as opposed to two.