It was the perfect end to the 15-year run of what was the biggest singing competition on TV. “American Idol 2016” has finally announced its winner, Trent Harmon. However, it seems it wasn’t the end for the TV show though, at least that’s how Ryan Seacrest made it seem.
It was a star-packed ultimate finale for the most successful reality competition show. The opening performance saw almost all of the biggest names and best contestants that “American Idol” has ever had. With all of them clad in white, the start of the end already spelled heartwarmingly awesome.
The show went on with winners from the past seasons and some familiar faces that joined the show. Former judge Kara DioGuardi performed together with the other idols, while Ellen DeGeneres — who also judged the show for one season — also had a pre-taped message for the finale. Of course, it was all in Ellen fashion, saying she couldn’t attend the finale because according to Waze, it was “25 minutes away.”
One of the highlights of the show was when original judge squad Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell reunited on stage giving fans all the feels. The crowd roared with applause and screams as the meanest judge ever joined Seacrest and the rest to everyone’s surprise.
Then, it was time to announce the final American Idol winner announcement — Trent Harmon won over La’Porsha Renae.
He sang his winning piece “Falling” before Seacrest took the stage again and said for the final time, “From Hollywood, goodnight.” The lights dimmed on stage and before the cast ended, the American Idol host said, “for now.”
Those final words almost seem like a hint that “American Idol” may return for another season next year. Maybe because the final season brought in more viewership than the past few years?
No one knows for sure. But should they return, a lot of young hopefuls will definitely be happy.
Stay tuned for more updates on “American Idol 2016” and “American Idol 2017.”