Madison VanDenburg Gets Eliminated in Finals on American Idol
Even though Madison VanDenburg didn't walk away a champion on this season's American Idol, she's still Upstate New York's big winner.
Madison VanDenburg, the 17-year-old from Cohoes, was the first person eliminated during the finals of American Idol. Ultimately, the crown went to country singer Laine Hardy.
'American Idol' shared footage from Madison's hometown visit:
During the final episode, Madison took on Kelly Clarkson's 'Breakaway':
Madison also had a chance to perform with country duo Dan + Shay:
In the end, while her performances were strong, Madison didn't make it through to the final 2. The coaches have commended her performance throughout the season.