The winner is announced. Musical performances by Bebe Rexha, Darius Rucker, Gary Clark Jr, Kermit the Frog, Nick Jonas + Mustard, Patti LaBelle, Yolanda Adams, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan, and the American Idol contestants.
This hit FOX musical reality series follows three judges, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson (II), and Paula Abdul, along with host Ryan Seacrest around the United States in search of the next American Idol, a pop star that truly shines above all the rest. With help from the viewers, they will decide from thousands of participants who will walk away with a record deal and the fame and fortune that is sure to come along with it.
American Idol - Grand Finale Synopsis and Schedule