American Idol 2019 Recap: Grand Finale Highlights and Winner!


A teenager from Louisiana took home the title of American Idol. Three contestants battled it out on stage Sunday night. Here’s ABC’s Danya Bacchus with a wrap up of last night’s finale. 

For the last time, the final three giving their all taking the stage as American Idol contestants; all three trying their best to wow the judges and convince the country they are worthy of the American Idol title. 

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For the first time in Idol history, real time voting knocked the final three down to two. With Madison VanDenburg out, Alejandro Aranda and Laine Hardy were vying for the crown. 

As America voted, the star studded finale brought performances by former Idol winner Carrie Underwood, Montell Jordan, Katy Perry, Daddy Yankee, and former Idol contestant Adam Lambert.

Then, the new American Idol was revealed… 

Laine Hardy is your winner! Hardy is now heading to New York for an appearance on Good Morning America. 

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