Madison Vandenburg is one step closer to being crowned this season's American Idol and you can help her win. The Cohoes, New York teen moved into the finale with 3 performances that all received standing ovations and accolades from all 3 judges.

The first song was chosen and Madison tackled Katy Perry's 'What About Us,' that left Perry extremely impressed. "What you just showed us toward the end of the song was some crazy musical talent. Those are notes that are on a whole different spectrum. If you start bringing those out in the first 30 seconds, you're gonna win."

The second performance was a song from Elton John. Madison chose 'Your Song,' putting her own spin on the classic. "You are coming to the competition with a bat to knock everybody out," said Lionel Richie.

The final song was one for the Idol heroes. Madison picked 'Make You Feel My Love' for her mom that almost made Katy Perry "ugly cry" and left Luke Bryan forgetting how to count. "Three words. Power-er house."

Lionel did actually use just three word. "Vote. Vote. Vote."

Madison was the second Idol to hear the good news...that she was moving into the American Idol finals Sunday, May 19th on ABC. But you can still do what Lionel Richie said. Vote. Vote. Vote.

Vote up to 30 times, 10 votes by texting 8 to 21523, 10 more on the American Idol app and 10 at

Madison will be back in CNY for her Hometown visit. She'll be at Crossings Park in Colonie Tuesday, May 14th. There is a parade and a concert starting at 4:15pm.

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