The journey started months for Cohoes teen Madison VanDenburg. Along this American Idol trek, she remained consistent  humble and true to herself.  While the final chapter of this story has yet to be written, she's just a few pages away from closing the book on a remarkable run that has captivated the Capital Region while building a foundation for a career that has seemingly unlimited potential. The finals pages will be written next week when VanDenburg competes against Laine Hardy and Alejandro Arando in the AI finale. Sunday night, the local teen vaulted to the next round as a top 3 finalist.

After a night of three intense rounds of live performances, highlighted by a tremendous performance of 'Your Song' by Elton John, our hometown American Idol contestant has made it to the show finale.  Part 1 of the two-part finale will be next Sunday from 8-11 on WTEN channel 10. Part 2 , the results show, will air the following night.

Only one more night of performances and two more contestants to outlast before she may be crowned the winner of American Idol.