Trent Harmon Takes Home The Final American Idol Championship
April 8, 2016 at 4:12 AM (PT)
"AMERICAN Idol" aired for the final time last NIGHT (4/7) and named TRENT HARMON as its final champion. The two-hour-plus show featured the return of dozens of contestants who became famous on the one-time TV juggernaut.
USA TODAY reports, "After an evening packed with performances by former winners and finalists, including CARRIE UNDERWOOD, JORDIN SPARKS and FANTASIA, host RYAN SEACREST revealed HARMON had triumphed over fellow Mississippian LA'PORSHA RENAE to become the FOX singing competition's 15th and final Idol."
"I haven't been able to breathe in almost a year," said HARMON. "I feel like in that moment, I got to decompress for the first time in almost a year," adding, "There's a sea of people across that stage tonight that Idol made relevant in so many homes for so many years. Any time I'm mentioned (as a champion) with a CARRIE UNDERWOOD or a KELLY CLARKSON, I'm okay with that."