American Idol XIV – Finale & Winner Announced

NICK FRADIANI is AMERICAN IDOL XIV WINNER!!!

It was the season of the underdog and come from behind dark horse contestant. The guy who not even one would expect to come out and potentially overran front runners like Jax, Joey Cook and runner up and season-favored, Clark Beckham.

In a season where variety scored a great promise to a season that is both up and down but in the end, the total body of work of the season is simply great. I enjoyed this ride to be honest. We had varieties artists that gave us some spectacular performances.

In the end, Mr. Consistency who people relegated on the sides because well, Clark was just performing covers with not enough confidence but not bad as well. But then something happened along the way where his confidence picked up, he became the solo artist from just a front man of a band and his charisma and how he worked the stage is just admirable. Not to mention, Nick has this voice that is malleable to different sounds that I am sure Scott is very much happy. He can do pop, folk, rock yet maintain that radio ready quality that appeals to a mass of viewers.

Congratulations to Nick Fradiani! I must say, this is a well deserve come from behind win.

FINALE HIGHLIGHT PERFORMANCES:

Adanna Duru sang with Janelle Monae.
Jax performed with the great Steven Tyler!
Clark Beckham did what he does best with Michael McDonald.
Nick Fradiani performed with his “twin”, he does look like him, Andy Grammer.
Joey Cook sang “Cool Kids” with Echosmith.
Quentin Alexander nailed that Vance Joy duet!
Rayvon Owen, OMG! that duet with Jamie Foxx is golden.
Tyanna Jones started the show with a performance with The Jacksons.
The Top 6 girls performed a medley of songs with and by Nile Rogers and Chic.
The Top 5 Boys on the other hand performed with Ricky Martin!

Other performances include:

*Jennifer Lopez with Prince Royce and Pitbull.
*Pitbull also performed with Chris Brown and idol finalist, Qaasim Middleton.
*Youngest Idol contestant, Daniel Seavey performed a medley songs of NKOTB with New Kids On The Block themselves.
*The judges also performed and another special performance of Keith Urban and his new song.

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