It is no surprise to anyone who reads my blogs that I am rooting 100% for Laine Hardy to win American Idol 2019. This last season of Idol has has the best talent in years. The American Idol fans loved almost everyone.
The top 3 this season are Alejandro Aranda, Madison VanDenBerg, and Laine Hardy. The odds on favorites are Alejandro and Laine. Honestly, I am not sure how Madison made it to the top 3 considering the alternative could have been Wade Cota or Laci Kay Booth.
I am going to rank how I think the top 3 should play out.
How The American Idol Finale Should Play Out
Third Place should be Madison VanDenBerg. Madison is a talented singer, but not American Idol finale material, in my opinion. She’s the least popular of the top 3 (and the top 5). It is very rare that an unpopular contestant ends up winning the whole show.
Second place, in my opinion, should be Alejandro Aranda. He’s extremely talented, but boring. He has one song he sings over and over again. I literally cannot think of one of his performances that showcases his talent and sounds different from his audition. Alejandro will have a nice little youtube career, but I don’t see him really being able to sell records.
First place, Laine Hardy. Laine has grown on the show and has showcased that he is ready for the victory of American Idol. Hardy has shown that he is a great performer. I would like to see him perform an original as I think he would also be a great artist.
While I believe Laine Hardy should win, but I think America might be willing to allow the unoriginal Alejandro win Idol. Most likely, it will be Alejandro winning Idol.