Laine Hardy has a chance to become the next "American Idol" tonight as the Livingston Parish native competes on the season finale of the popular TV singing contest.

A favorite from the beginning, Hardy has been pegged by the betting site as a 24/25 favorite to claim the crown.

The finale airs tonight beginning at 7 pm on KATC TV-3 here in Lafayette.

Now, if you want to vote for Hardy during the three-hour live show, you can do so the following ways:

  • Online at
  • Use the American Idol app
  • Send a text message by texting 1, Hardy's contestant number, to 21523

You can vote 10 times per contestant per voting method. So all total, you can cast 30 votes for Laine Hardy if you'd like.

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