To get through the American Idol process, you have to work hard, keep going, and be strong. But I think all three of the last contestants are winners, even if one of them doesn’t win the whole thing. Tonight, we finally found out who won the 21st season of American Idol.
Last week, Wé Ani and Zachariah Smith, who were in the Top 5 on the ABC show, had to leave. The Top 3 contestants for tonight’s season finale were Colin Stough, Iam Tongi, and Megan Danielle.
During the three-hour live event, we saw Ellie Goulding, Pitbull, Kevin Cronin from REO Speedwagon, and a lot of other big names perform. Keith Urban, the mentor, also took the stage and came back to the show.
The artist was a judge on the show from seasons 12 through 15 (2012 to 2016). Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel Richie, who are the judges now, also showed off their singing skills. The Top 12 also came back.
But of course, everyone was watching the last three contestants perform on the Idol stage one more time so that viewers at home could vote live. So who is the winner this year? You’ll find the answer below.
Who Won American Idol 2023?
Iam Tongi has been crowned American Idol 2023. We’ve known Iam was going places ever since he first auditioned for Idol. There were a lot of great performers this season, but the Hawaii native was the best overall. Well done, Iam!
Idol, American Released a tweet announcing 2023’s new American Idol:
— American Idol (@AmericanIdol) May 22, 2023
Colin Stough, who had been in third position going into the episode’s midpoint, was eliminated. This meant that the last two contestants were Iam Tongi and Megan Danielle.
Since Iam came out on top, it makes Colin Stough and Megan Danielle the runners-up. This year, it really could have gone to anyone. It was a tough competition, and lots of people were deserving of a shot at the next round. It’s a shame that there can only be one winner. But we’re overjoyed that Iam came out on top.
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