With American Idol‘s 16th season coming to an end tonight, I think it’s time for me to make my official prediction who is going to win. So here is my official prediction:
3rd Place: Gabby Barrett. I loved Gabby up until last night. I think she was the front-runner to win the show. At one point I wrote that Gabby Barrett was the reincarnation of Carrie Underwood, which would have been a great thing for Idol. However, her this week’s performances have thrown her into the bottom of the top 3. I still think she has a great chance to make some really big moves in music.
2nd Place: Caleb Lee Hutchinson. Caleb has become a dark horse for a while and I was really surprised to see him in the finale. His performances last night were just slightly better than Gabby. One note that I have for him would be to get a stool and sit while performing.
And you’re new American Idol…Madde Poppe. I’ve been a huge fan of Maddie’s since day one. I thought she was a “slow burn” of a contestant where she didn’t show too much but also grew week-to-week. I truly believe that she is going to be crowned champion tonight.