And now the end is near and so they face the final curtain. Yes, its time for the last four to do it their way – and the voting public will decide who’s going home tonight and which of the three survivors will follow in the footsteps of last year’s winner, Kevin Simm, tomorrow.

But before the phone lines open, the coaches step up to the mic and show the contestants what it’s all about, with John Legend surely intimidating the finalists even more in the guest artist slot.

‘There’s no formula, no short cuts, nothing,’ says Jennifer Hudson, whose career was launched by American Idol, so she’d know. Results are tomorrow at 7.00pm.