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AMERICAN IDOL Recap: Sets Its Finale as Top-3 Visit Their Hometowns

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AMERICAN IDOL Recap: Sets Its Finale as Top-3 Visit Their Hometowns

Idol fans, we've been spoiled over the last month. Thirty-minute results shows have kept the stalling and aggravating filler to a minimum, but on the heels of the torturous The Chainsmokers' "performance" of "#Selfie," I was ready to hate every pain-staking second of the return to a hour-long elimination show. However, The Powers That Be put together one of the most entertaining results episode I can remember from any non-SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE show ever.

I knew we were in for a good night when the weekly Ford commercial video was actually interesting. In it, we got a sample of each of the three potential coronation songs, as the Top-3 drove to their recording session. We didn't hear much of the songs, but they didn't sound hideous. That's saying something.

I'm not going to breakdown the Homevisits, mainly because it was difficult for me to see them through the very manly tears streaming down my face. That being said, how cute were Jena's grandparents?

Finale Performance Announcement #1
Jena Irene will be performing with Paramore next week.

Random Rant #1
I, along with nearly every IDOL fan with access to the internet, have been calling for more of an involvement from AMERICAN IDOL Recap: Sets Its Finale as Top-3 Visit Their HometownsIDOL alums. Ryan Seacrest did quick interviews with Danny Gokey and Elliott Yamin, which reminded us that there are so many more talented former Idols than just the half dozen you hear on the radio all the time. Hopefully in Season XIV, Per Blankens will return the show to a bit more of its roots.

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