‘American Idol’ Crowns Season 20 Winner

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
·2-min read
In this article:
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.

SPOILER ALERT: The following reveals the winner of Season 20 of American Idol.

It’s been a long and difficult journey for the American Idol Season 20 competitors but only one can take home top honors. But first, the ABC series took the season out on a high note with a variety of performances from top talent in collaboration with contestants.

More from Deadline

They included:

Flo Rida + Top 10 Contestants – “Good Feeling”
Earth, Wind & Fire + Jay Copeland – “Shining Star,” “Let’s Groove,” “September” Medley
Deana Carter + Mike Parker – “Strawberry Wine”
Ben Platt + Lady K – “Take Me To The Pilot”
Gabby Barrett + Emyrson Flora – “Pick Me Up,” “The Good Ones” Medley
Tai Verdes + Mike Parker, Emyrson Flora, Jay Copeland, Lady K, Christian – “A-O-K”
Sara Bareilles + Nicolina Bozzo – “She Used To Be Mine”
Katy Perry + Thomas Rhett – “Where We Started”
James Arthur + Fritz Hager – “Can I Be Him”
Michael Bublé + Christian Guardino – “Smile”
Melissa Etheridge + Noah Thompson – “I’m Not The Only One”
Ben Platt, Sara Bareilles + Fritz Hager, Leah Marlene, Nicolina Bozzo, Jay Copeland – “Grow As We Go”
Luke Bryan + HunterGirl – “I Told You So”
Katy Perry + Leah Marlene – “Firework”
Lionel Richie + Top 10 Contestants – “You Are”

. - Credit: ABC/Eric McCandless
. - Credit: ABC/Eric McCandless

ABC/Eric McCandless

After America voted, it was Noah Thompson who emerged as the winner of Season 20. He closed the episode out with a performance of his song, “One Day Tonight” as his loved ones rushed the stage to celebrate the momentous occasion.

Thompson and runner-up HunterGirl—who was a good sport and helped Thompson celebrate his big win—will appear together tomorrow on Good Morning, America at 8 am ET/PT. Thompson will follow that up with a performance on Live With Kelly and Ryan at 9 am ET/PT.

Watch his performance in full below.

Best of Deadline

Sign up for Deadline's Newsletter. For the latest news, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Click here to read the full article.

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting