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Finale: Madison VanDenburg's 'American Idol' journey ends in third place

Finale: Madison VanDenburg's 'American Idol' journey ends in third place

Finale: Madison VanDenburg's 'American Idol' journey ends in third place
Madison VanDenburg during her big visit home Tuesday
Photographer: Peter R. Barber/Gazette Photographer

Cohoes' Madison VanDenburg's "American Idol' journey ended Sunday night as she came in third place. Host Ryan Seacrest announced that she had come in third based on voting mid-way through Sunday night's show.

Fans and classmates reacted with sadness after the announcement Sunday night, but then offered a huge round of applause for VanDenburg's accomplishment.

Images: Photos from Sunday night's viewing party at Shaker High, May 19, 2019

VanDenburg's school district, North Colonie, tweeted after the announcement "she's still our winner. Congratulations on an amazing run, @MadisonV! You made us all here in North Colonie very proud!"

American Idol also tweeted out sadness to see VanDenburg go, "but we know she has a bright future ahead of her! There's no question Madison is a (star)."

 

Images: Photos from Sunday night's viewing party at Shaker High, May 19, 2019

Here's a look at how she got to the finale. 

Madison VanDenburg

The Show

Elton John, Albany 2019

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