Madison Vandenburg is in the Top 20 on American Idol. The 17 year-old from Cohoes, New York survived the most drastic cut of the season.

Vandenburg's performance of 'Who's Loving You' at Disney in Hawaii received a standing ovation. But she had to wait to hear her fate on the ABC reality show.

Lionel Richie left Vandenburg speechless after asking what's been her favorite part so far and followed it with, "How about the time I told you you were going to make the Top 20?"


"I can't believe this," said Vandenburg after hearing the good news. "This is insane. This is my dream. I'm so excited."

American Idol 2019 Top 20
Madison Vandenburg
Shawn Robinson
Eddie Island
Evelyn Cormier
Alyssa Raghu
Ryan Hammond
Raquel Trinidad
Logan Johnson
Dimitrius Graham
Riley Thompson
Walker Burroughs
Ashley Hess
Alejandro Aranda
Laine Hardy
Kate Barnette
Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon
Laci Kaye Booth
Wade Cota


The Top 20 head to Los Angeles to sing in front of a live audience Monday, April 1. Watch American Idol on ABC at 8pm.

Watch Vandenburg's performance and perfect reaction to making the Top 20.