The winner of “American Idol” season 14 has been announced. In the Wednesday, May 13 finale, Nick Fradiani took home the champion title, beating out Clark Beckham following their head-to-head performances on Tuesday night.
“I can’t …,” the Connecticut native tearfully said. “Thank you guys so much, thank you so much. It’s amazing – the best day of my life.” He sang his coronation song “Beautiful Life” which he debuted the night before.
Earlier on the show, judges Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. teamed up for a medley of Rihanna‘s “Diamonds” and Bruno Mars‘ “Locked Out of Heaven”. Janelle Monae, Ricky Martin and Jamie Foxx also took the stage to perform their new songs, while former judge Steven Tyler, Nile Rodgers and Chic, Pitbull and Chris Brown, Vance Joy, Echosmith, New Kids on the Block and Michael McDonald performed with the finalists.