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A post shared by American Idol (@americanidol) on May 17, 2020 at 6:55pm PDT. The lawsuit was settled in 2017. Next, Just Sam is joined by Lauren Daigle for a performance of the latter’s breakout hit “You Say.”, I’m getting worried about poor Ryan, but the show must go on. ABC rebooted "American Idol" in 2018 after it ended its run of Fox in 2016 following 15 seasons. Clarkson became a coach on season 14 of The Voice in 2018. In the last minutes of the season, Arthur Gunn and Just Sam are announced as the final two contestants. One year later, she released her debut album, Music Speaks. She is the mother of daughter Zion and son Dallas whom she had from previous relationships. Copyright 2018-2020 Talent Recap©. Let us know what you think about the results below. In the second round, Jonny makes a ballsy selection of his own original, “Makin’ Love,” which you may recall as. Allen married his high school sweetheart, Katy O’Connell, in 2008. VOTE: Who is Your Favorite ‘America’s Got Talent’ Winner of All Time? He released his sophomore album, Behind the Light, in 2014. ‘American Idol’ Winner 2020 Spoilers: Who Won Tonight? Hicks is co-owner of Saw’s Juke Joint in Birmingham, Alabama, and host of INSP’s food and travel series, State Plate. And now it’s time for the 18th one. In the end, Ryan announces Just Sam as the winner of American Idol 2020. For the first two weeks of live performances, Jonny stayed with Margie in her Studio City, California apartment. The contestants therefore are asked to perform a song they’d like to be their first single, if they’re the last one standing. In a brief intermission, mentor Bobby Bones and host Ryan Seacrest discussed the success of this year's finalists before things moved into Round 2 with the contestants reviving their best songs of the season. Still, 2020 threw the world a curveball, and so here we are. American Idol set another milestone when it crowned its first at-home winner, Just Sam, on season 18 in May 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Ryan Seacrest was … My grandmother is good. Tonight was the season finale of American Idol, which featured the top five contestants battling it out for America's vote to become this year's American Idol. The series premiered in 2002 on Fox with a star-studded judging panel consisting of Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson. After that it was Francisco Martin performing Maggie Rogers' "Alaska," Just Sam singing Andra Day's "Rise Up," Arthur Gunn's unique take on Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Have You Ever Seen the Rain," and Jonny West's original tune, "Makin' Love." Barrino also opened up about her personal life in her memoir, Fantasia: Life Is Not a Fairytale, which was turned into a Lifetime movie in 2006. https://heavy.com/entertainment/2020/02/american-idol-winners-runners-up-list American Idol crowned its Season 4 winner on Sunday, May 17 with Just Sam taking the top prize, but what exactly did she win?. Is it just me, or is something noticeably off with this whole thing? WATCH UNSEEN MOMENTS AND PERFORMANCES FROM ‘AMERICAN IDOL’S TOP 20. Ask Matt: 'This Is Us' and Covid, 'Queen's Gambit,' Streaming Charlie Brown, 'Euphoria' & More, 'The Blacklist' Season 8's 'Big Swings, Big Betrayals, Big Reveals', 'Bold and the Beautiful's Matthew Atkinson on That Hope Doll Obsession, ABC Holiday Lineup: New 'Disney Singalong,' 'GH' & 'black-ish' Episodes & More. However, Just Sam proved herself and was named the winner of this season’s competition. Lionel gushes, “As far as I’m concerned, you’ve won in life.”. I’m getting worried about poor Ryan, but the show must go on. The 19-year-old’s confidence has grown since then, as evidenced by his top-notch performance of Harry Styles’ “Adore You.”, In the second round, Francisco gives his take on Maggie Rogers’ “Alaska.” Katy says, “It sounded like it was professionally recorded in a studio somewhere.” Proud scholar Lionel channels his school principal mother when he tells Francisco, “You have been a model student, my friend… You have delivered the goods on graduation day.”, Next up is Just Sam, who opted to tough it out in a rented Los Angeles apartment during the stay-at-home order, rather than return to her grandmother’s home in New York City. He landed a Las Vegas residency in 2012 — a first for an Idol winner. Katy says she wants Mark Ronson to produce it, should Jonny be crowned the winner. (For the record, he also didn't appear on. ", "#AmericanIdol continues to wish everyone health and safety," a press release regarding the move stated. The ABC singing competition announced its winner on Sunday. The Texas native married Rachael Stump in 2015. Academy Award nominee Cynthia Erivo was joined by the top 11 of the season to perform a medley of iconic Aretha Franklin songs. She joined Ingrid Michaelson for the Dramatic Tour in the U.S. in 2019. Copyright © 2020 Heavy, Inc. All rights reserved. The finale may not have been as glamorous as seasons past, but it’s still an exciting moment. Then, Katy Perry dodges animated household objects while belting out her just-released single “Daisies.” This is followed by Tony winner/Academy Award nominee Cynthia Erivo doing a medley of Aretha Franklin classics like “I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Loved You)” and “Chain Of Fools” with the Top 11 Idol contestants on backup. Until then, stay safe out there, kids. Why ‘Bring The Funny’ Winners ‘The Valleyfolk’ Split Up! Season 18 has featured at-home performances, and the first remote finale. Studdard made his return to reality TV when he competed on season 15 of The Biggest Loser as the show’s first-ever celebrity contestant. You too, Ryan. She also set the 2010 Guinness World Record for most country No. The evening kicks off with the Top 7 being chopped down to the Top 5 after last week’s vote. Just an observation: Noticeably absent from Jonny West’s recent segments is girlfriend Margie Mays, who was usually glued to his side, thus still getting a fair share of camera time despite being eliminated during Hollywood Week. She went on to release eight studio albums and has won three Grammys, including for Best Pop Vocal Album in 2006 and 2013. Barrino has recorded a total of seven studio albums including her 2019 album, Sketchbook. We’re presented with a pre-taped music video of sorts featuring Lionel Richie performing “We Are the World’ with such past American Idol contestants as Ruben Studdard, Fantasia Barrino, Katharine McPhee, Jordan Sparks, Phillip Phillips, Scotty McCreery and Laine Hardy. American Idol crowned its Season 4 winner on Sunday, May 17 with Just Sam taking the top prize, but what exactly did she win?. The Alabama native released a gospel album in 2004 before switching back to R&B in 2006 with his album, The Return. TikToker Recreates Gordon Ramsay’s Famous Scrambled Eggs — What Does Gordon Think Of That? After a hiatus, the South Carolina native released her single “My Mistake” in 2017 followed by her song “Break Me” in 2018. The best one crowned as the title of the show. MEET ARTHUR GUNN: 5 FACTS ABOUT ‘AMERICAN IDOL’ FRONTRUNNER FROM NEPAL. You’re going to Hollywood! In the end, Ryan announces Just Sam as the winner of American Idol 2020. Catch Just Sam's performance of "Rise Up" which will serve as her first single and see the moment she learned that she was the newest American Idol. Was The Last ‘Bring The Funny’ Semifinal The Best Episode Yet? According to The Blast, last season’s winner was signed to Hollywood Records, with $125,000 to start and another $125,000 once the album is complete. In the aftermath of the season closer, Twitter blows up with folks wondering if Ryan Seacrest is okay. I Can't Believe This Social Security Bonus Was So Easy, Americans Are Obsessed With New Blanket That Puts You To Sleep In Minutes, 23 New Gadgets That Will Sell Out Before the Holidays, © Lucy Nicholson/AP/Shutterstock; Jason Merritt/Radarpics/Shutterstock, © Kevork Djansezian/AP/Shutterstock; Mediapunch/Shutterstock. Underwood scored the winning title on season 4 in 2005 before she released her debut album, Some Hearts, which included the singles “Jesus Take the Wheel” and “Before He Cheats.” The Tennessee native recorded six studio albums, which awarded her seven Grammys — the most of any Idol winner.