Third Place for Shaker's Madison VanDenburg on American Idol

It’s a bronze medal for Madison VanDenburg, the 17-year-old Shaker High School student.

She finished in third place on this year's season finale of "American Idol."

A big crowd came together at Shaker last night for a finale watch party.

Colonie Town Supervisor Paula Mahan says despite the third place finish, Madison is still a winner.

Laine Hardy ended up being voted as the winner.

Photo: WNYT

title

Content Goes Here