Shaker High School's Madison VanDenburg Heads to the "American Idol" Finals

She's made it to the finals.

Shaker High's Madison VanDenburg advances to the "American Idol" finals, and performs on the show's three hour finale next Sunday.

She returns to the area this week to film her "Hometown Heroes" segment.

The North Colonie school district and town of Colonie are planning events to welcome her Tuesday.

She sang three songs Sunday night.

Judge Katy Perry said Madison showed some "crazy musical talent."

Oddsmakers have picked her as the favorite to win.

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