Congrats to the American Idol votes.
You got it right. Again.
In fact, you’ve been remarkably good at separating the contenders from the pretenders all year on American Idol.
So good, that the judges never used their save. That’s the first time that’s happened since the concept was initiated back in Season 8.
Oh, I could quibble a bit.
The most talented male singer, Curtis Finch Jr., went home first.
One of the weaker male singers, Lazaro Arbos, hung around a little too long. But the guy had a heck of a story and was tough to root against.
And Janelle Arthur … I actually preferred her to
Amber Holcomb. Amber never lived up to the judges’ billing vocally and never showed the creativity Janelle did when she re-imagined “You Keep Me Hanging On.”
But here’s the bottom line: Three young ladies will be making a triumphant trip home to celebrate their Top 3 finish on American Idol this weekend.
And it’s the correct three — Kree Harrison, Angie Miller and Candice Glover.
Where do we go from here?
Well, it should be a fantastic final two weeks, because all three are fabulous singers.
In fact … well, let’s see.
Season 11: Phillip Phillips, Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet. Nope.
Season 10: Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, Haley Reinhart. Nope.
Season 9: Lee DeWyze, Crystal Bowersox, Casey James. Nope.
Season 8: Kris Allen, Adam Lambert, Danny Gokey. Nope.
Yep, this just might be the best final three vocally since Season 7.
Hey, Idol voters, give yourselves a standing ovation.