Iam Tongi, Megan Danielle and Colin Stough enjoyed their hometown visits on Tuesday.
On Sunday, they’ll be competing for the Season 21 title on American Idol.
Idol hasn’t yet announced all the details for Sunday’s show.
But in Season 20, the Top 3 each took the stage three times, twice with solos, once for a celebrity duet.
Once a third-place finisher was announced, the Top 2 returned to the stage one last time before voting ended for the night.
Over the course of the three-hour finale, we’ll almost certainly hear each finalist perform their new singles.
Those songs will drop at midnight Thursday. Sneak peeks, which you can check out below, have already dropped.
Here’s how I’m ranking the Top 3. Last week’s rankings appear in parenthesis.
1. Iam Tongi (2): It’s been years since an Idol contestant has attracted such an avid following. Check out Iam’s “Sounds of Silence” of “Stuck on You,” and you’ll see that the adoration is well deserved.
My advice to Iam fans, take nothing for granted. Remember Idol history (three male country winners in the five years since ABC started airing the show). And vote regardless of where you are. I say that because Iam’s hometown fans from Hawaii will be voting between 2 and 5 p.m. there.
hi guys I am so excited for you all to hear this little clip of my new single “I’ll Be Seeing You”. This song is dedicated to my father and I hope you all enjoy it. It comes out on Friday.🤙🏽🤙🏽
— Iam Tongi (@wtongi) May 16, 2023
2. Megan Danielle (3): At age 17, in the spring of 2020, Megan finished Top 9 on The Voice. She didn’t release a debut single until a year and a half later and has only two songs out to date.
Hopefully, she’ll be more prepared to capitalize on her American Idol popularity. She seems to have a bright future as a Christian country artist. And her confidence has clearly gotten a boost from her time on Idol.
My single ”Dream Girl” comes out this Friday!!✨ Can’t wait until you all are able to blast this song! But, for now, here’s a sneak peak. 👀 Pre-save/pre-add link in my bio! pic.twitter.com/qGckhw9Krb
— Megan Danielle (@megandanielle) May 15, 2023
3. Colin Stough (4): When Colin’s audition aired, I remember thinking, “Wow, he sounds better than (Season 20 champ) Noah Thompson.” There have been some bumps along the way, but Colin wouldn’t be an undeserving champ.
Two weeks ago, he did the best job of making a Alanis Morissette song fit his style. On Sunday, with a spot in the finals on the line, he did the best job of picking crowd-pleasers, then delivering them with conviciton.
Here’s a little snippet of “I Still Talk To Jesus” that drops this Friday.🤘
— colin stough (@ColinStough) May 16, 2023
Anyway, that’s how I’m ranking the Top 3.
Do I expect them to finish in that order?
Nope. My predicted finish is:
1. Iam Tongi
2. Colin Stough
3. Megan Danielle