‘American Idol’ Season 19 Names Chayce Beckham Winner
On Sunday, American Idol’s winner was announced at the end of the three-hour finale, featuring the top three contestants of the season, judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie and those eliminated before the final show.
The episode aired live, allowing the audience to vote throughout the entire show and choose between the three finalists Chayce Beckham, Grace Kinstler and Willie Spence.
Beckham was named season 19 winner of American Idol. Final contestants each performed three songs: one “Hometown Song,” a “Favorite Moment,” – which allowed them to sing their favorite song from a past performance – and a song chosen by the judges.
Beckham performed “Fire Away,” by Chris Stapleton, chose “Afterglow,” by Ed Sheeran as his “Favorite Moment,” and “Blackbird,” by The Beatles, chosen by the judges. Kinstler chose “I Have Nothing,” by Whitney Houston, sang “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” by Aretha Franklin and was given Celine Dion’s “All By Myself.” Spence sang “A Change Is Gonna Come,” by Sam Cooke as his “Hometown Song,” chose his “Favorite Moment,” to be “Stand Up,” by Cynthia Erivo and the judges chose “Georgia On My Mind,” a song by Ray Charles.
American Idol has been renewed for another season and will be back on ABC next year.
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