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‘American Idol’ Winner 2020 Spoilers: Who Received Tonight?

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Tonight was the season finale of American Idol, which featured the highest 5 contestants battling it out for America’s vote so they may earn the title of champion.

The 2-hour season finale was offered from the properties of every of the Idol judges, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Brian in addition to long-time host Ryan Seacrest, mentor Bobby Bones, and the properties of the contestants and particular visitors.

SPOILER WARNING: The rest of this publish accommodates spoilers for the Season 18 Finale of American Idol. Don’t proceed studying if you do not need to know who received this season. 

Who Received ‘American Idol’ 2020?

The title of this 12 months’s American Idol went to Simply Sam after she carried out twice throughout the finale and earned nearly all of votes from the viewers, that means Arthur Gunn was the runner-up for the season.

The highest two had been introduced to be Arthur Gunn and Simply Sam. Each had acquired excessive reward from the decide all season however particularly tonight.

Gunn carried out “I Don’t Wish to Be” by Gavin DeGraw and “Have You Ever Seen the Rain” by Creedance Clearwater Revival for his finale performances. Simply Sam sang “Rise Up” by Andra Day and “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” by Kelly Clarkson; she was additionally in a position to be a part of Lauren Daigle in a efficiency of “You Say,” which she initially sang for her audition.

After the announcement, Sam had her grandma on FaceTime and requested if she might thank America.

“My desires have come true, my grandmother is nice, thanks a lot America,” she stated.

Then, Sam was in a position to lead the contestants and Lionel Richie in a efficiency of “We Are the World.”

Who Have been the Prime 5 Contestants?

On the high of the present, the highest 5 contestants for this season had been introduced, that means that two folks had been eradicated from the present earlier than the finale might really begin.

The highest 5 contestants had been Arthur Gunn, Dillon James, Francisco Martin, Jonny West and Simply Sam. Which means the contestants who had been eradicated and didn’t carry out within the finale for votes from America had been Julia Gargano and Louis Knight.

Voting opened up shortly after the finalists had been introduced, with East and West-coast voting being opened on the similar time. As a result of American Idol didn’t air a reside coast-to-coast finale, the voting happened throughout the East-coast broadcast when the winner can be introduced.

All through the episode, ABC and American Idol posted movies of performances from every of the highest contestants with the intention to permit West Coast viewers to nonetheless see the performances from every of the finalists and be capable to vote for the artists they preferred essentially the most.

Who Carried out Throughout the Finale?

The present featured performances from a lot of stars. Right here’s who carried out throughout the finale:

  • Academy Award nominee Cynthia Erivo was joined by the highest 11 of the season to carry out a medley of iconic Aretha Franklin songs.
  • Grammy Winner Lauren Daigle was joined by the highest 5 to carry out her 3-times platinum hit “You Say.”
  • Rascall Flats and fan-favorite contestant Doug Kiker carried out “Bless the Damaged Highway.”
  • American Idol decide Luke Bryan carried out his latest single “One Margarita.”
  • Idol decide Katy Perry carried out her new single “Daisies” in its TV debut.

American Idol will return within the fall for season 19 general and season four on ABC.

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