Lee-lot This is it, people: one more night, three contestants, two songs to perform, about 30 million votes to count and we'll finally have ourselves an "American Idol" finale. As for who'll be left standing on that stage? It's still very much a toss-up.
Crystal Bowersox may have the air of a presumptive winner going into this week, but you never know with "Idol." Just ask Adam Lambert or David Archuleta. As for Lee DeWyze, a hometown turnout of more than 40,000 people might make you think he's got it in the bag. And for every naysayer who discounts Casey James? Well, we've said our piece on that front.
So what was the vibe like at Monday's rehearsal? Tense? Serious? Wistful? Goofy is more like it. Each of the final three was very clearly still riding a hometown visit high and perhaps relishing in the accomplishment of how far they've come. After all, whether they make it through or not, this next performance will be their last on the stage that's been a second home.