updated 05/19/2011 AT 4:45 PM ET
•originally published 05/19/2011 AT 9:30 PM ET
It’s finale time!
Thursday night, American Idol’s top three contestants – Lauren Alaina, Scotty McCreery and Haley Reinhart – faced the last elimination before next week’s big finale, where one will be named the season 10 champ.
Keep reading to find out who will compete and who was thisclose to the big night but didn’t make it.