The American Idol season 19 finale is poised to air on ABC this weekend, so is there one singer squarely in the driver’s seat? As you would imagine, there are a few different things to talk through here.
Let’s start off with this: Who is the favorite to win. If you look at past seasons, you have to point the needle somewhat in Chayce Beckham’s favor. He is the sort of contestant who often takes home the grand prize, and he’s also built a solid resume of memorable performances this season. He can appeal to both the country and non-country crowd, which is also a huge feather in his cap.
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Can you make a case that Grace Kinstler and Willie Spence have bigger, more powerful voices? Definitely, and that’s one of the things that makes this final three so interesting. You could’ve predicted early on that all three of them would go far and now, here we are with it.
Let’s conclude this article with a few details (via Billboard) about hometown songs — after all, this will be a big part of the finale! Chayce is going to shine on Chris Stapleton’s “Fire Away,” while Kinstler will take on the iconic Whitney Houston song “I Have Nothing.” (It’ll show off her voice, but it may be the most overdone song in the history of singing shows.) Finally, Spencer is taking on Sam Cooke’s “A Change is Gonna Come.” There are some other performances coming in the finale, including reprisals of previous ones. Yet, we have a feeling that these will be the ones that stand out at the end of it all.
Do you think that Chayce Beckham, Grace Kinstler, or Willie Spence will win American Idol 19?
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