Dim the lights, we have now a brand new American Idol winner.
Following a three-hour season finale on Could 21, host Ryan Seacrest introduced Iam Tongi because the champion of the competitors sequence, beating out Megan Danielle, in addition to Colin Stough, who was eradicated earlier within the evening.
(Megan, Colin and Iam had been beforehand introduced as the ultimate three contestants throughout Could 14’s “Disney Evening” episode.)
Previous to crowning the brand new winner, Megan, Colin and Iam all took the stage one final time to carry out.
The season finale additionally included star-studded performances from judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, together with former American Idol stars Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard.
Ellie Goulding, James Blunt, Jazmine Sullivan, Jelly Roll, Kevin Cronin from REO Speedwagon, Kylie Minogue, Lainey Wilson, Lauren Daigle, Pitbull and TLC additionally took the stage to carry out throughout the finale, together with former Idol choose Keith City, who additionally mentored the three finalists.