The rebooted (and ever so slightly tweaked) American Idol crowned Maddie Poppe the winner in its first season on ABC.
MADDIE POPPE WAS CROWNED THE NEXT ‘AMERICAN IDOL’ AS SEARCH TO FIND THE NEXT SUPERSTAR CAME TO A CLOSE IN PART TWO OF THE TWO-NIGHT SEASON FINALE, ON MONDAY, MAY 21
The Grand Finale Included Performances by ‘American Idol’ Judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan
Additional Performances Included Artists Bebe Rexha, Darius Rucker, Gary Clark Jr., Kermit the Frog, Nick Jonas + Mustard, Patti LaBelle, Yolanda Adams and ‘American Idol’ Contestants
Following amazing performances by music superstars and legends, including our very own “American Idol” judges, the winner of Season 1 of “American Idol” on ABC was finally crowned, as the search for America’s next superstar came to a close on its new home on America’s network, The ABC Television Network, MONDAY, MAY 21 (9:00–11:00 p.m. EDT), streaming and on demand.
Performances during the grand finale included:
Bebe Rexha + Top 3 Finalists – “Meant to Be” by Bebe Rexha
Darius Rucker + Caleb Lee Hutchinson – “Wagon Wheel” by Darius Rucker
Gary Clark Jr. + Dennis Lorenzo + Cade Foehner – “Bright Lights” by Gary Clark Jr.
Katy Perry + Catie Turner – “Part of Me” by Katy Perry
Kermit the Frog + Maddie Poppe – “Rainbow Connection” from “The Muppet Movie”
Layla Spring, Dyxie Spring and LeAnn Rimes – “Blue” by LeAnn Rimes
Lionel Richie + Top 10 Finalists – “All Night Long” by Lionel Richie
Luke Bryan – “Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset” by Luke Bryan
Luke Bryan + Gabby Barrett – “Most People Are Good” by Luke Bryan
Nick Jonas + Mustard – “Anywhere” by Nick Jonas and Mustard
Nick Jonas + Jurnee – “Jealous” by Nick Jonas
Patti LaBelle + Ada Vox – “Lady Marmalade” by Patti LaBelle
Yolanda Adams with a choir of voices + Michael J. Woodard – “What the World Needs Now”
Top 2 Finalists– “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and “What A Wonderful World”
The winner of Season 1 of “American Idol” on ABC sang her winner’s single