American Idol May 23, 2021 Winner Revealed In The LIVE Finale (Recap)

American Idol May 23, 2021 Winner Revealed In The LIVE Finale (Recap)

Hey, “American Idol” fans. Tonight, May 23, 2021, the LIVE finale episode of American Idol’s current 2021 season did indeed air, and a winner for this entire season was finally revealed! All of the judges: Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan were, of course, on hand because why wouldn’t they be?

The three final contests were: Chayce Beckham, Grace Kinstler and Willie Spence. Tonight’s LIVE show kicked off with Macklemore performing, “Can’t Hold Us.” Chayce, Grace and Willie joined him.

Shortly after that, the three finalists performed songs that the judges picked for them. Grace was up first. She sang, “All By Myself” by Celine Dion.

Afterwards, Katie said, “It was vulnerable power. I felt you.” Lionel said, “You’re a storyteller with a great voice.”

Next, Willie Spence hit the stage to sing, “Georgia on my Mind” by Ray Charles. Afterwards, Luke Bryan said, “I can smell magnolias. You have delivered since you walked into the audition.” Lionel said, “You’re a religious experience. That was a great performance.” Katy said, “Hallelujah, I needed my hanky!”

Chayce Beckham hit the stage ,next, to sing, “Blackbird” by The Beatles. Afterwards, Lionel said, “You have an identifiable voice. You gave us that identity. You’re going all the way.” Katy said, “Chayce the Ace.”

Next, the contestants sang Hometown songs. Grace was up first again with the song, “I Have Nothing” by Whitney Houston.

Afterwards, Katy said, “By the Grace of God! Vote right now for Grace!” Luke said, “If you don’t like this show, you’re crazy.” Lionel said, “You have outdone yourself.”

Willie Spence was up next. He sang, “A Change is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke. Afterwards, Luke said, “It’s the best version of the song on Idol ever.” Lionel said,”You’re inspiring. Bathe in this moment.”

Next, Chayce Beckham hit the stage to sing, “Fire Away” by Chris Stapleton. Afterwards, Lionel said, “Your song was a great choice for your voice. That grit you have is undeniable.” Katy said, “Stay the guy from Apple Valley.” Luke said, “You opened up a lot over the course of the competition.”

Shortly after that, Alyssa Wray and Mickey Guyton from season 7 hit the stage to sing “Black Like Me.” After that, host Ryan Seacrest got right down to business by revealing that poor Grace Kinstler was indeed eliminated at this point. Apparently, the viewing audience got to vote LIVE tonight after those first two rounds of performances, and Grace just didn’t quite cut it for them.

That left Willie Spence and Chayce Beckham as your American Idol 2021, top 2 contestants. Shortly after that very important reveal, singing legend Chaka Khan arrived on stage to sing, “I’m Every Woman,” “Ain’t Nobody,” “Sweet Thing” and “Through the Fire” with DeShawn Goncalves, Casey Bishop, Alyssa Wray, Cassandra Coleman and Grace Kinstler.

Shortly after that, X Factor UK alums Leona Lewis and Willie Spence teamed up to sing, “You Are the Reason.”

Next, another superstar singer Sheryl Crow hit the stage to sing, “Every Day Is a Winding Road” and “If It Makes You Happy” with Arthur Gunn.

After that, Murphy returned to sing, “Am I Still Mine” and “The Painted Man.” Shortly after that, former American Idol winner and country music superstar Carrie Underwood congratulated the finalists.

Next, Luke Bryan and Casey Bishop hit the stage to sing, “Living on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi. From there, Lionel Richie hopped on stage to perform, “One World” with the Top 1o contestants.

Lindsey Buckingham hit the stage with Cassandra Coleman to sing “Go Your Own Way.” Shortly after that, Alessia Cara sang, “Scars to Your Beautiful” with Grace Kinstler.

Luke Combs teamed up with Chayce Beckham to sing “Forever After All.” Katy Perry and Hunter Metts sang, “Thinking of You.”

After all of that, Chayce Beckham sang, “Afterglow” by Ed Sheeran. Afterwards, the judges congratulated Chayce ,and they told him, he’s got a long career ahead of him.

Next, Willie Spence hit the stage to sing, “Stand Up” by Cynthia Erivo. Afterwards, Luke said, “We just love you. Your voice comes from God.” Lionel said, “Your presence on this show has been a religious experience.” Katy said, “Thank you for blessing us.”

After that, Ryan Seacrest finally let us all know who won this season, and it turned out to be Chayce Beckham! That means poor Willie Spence just fell a little bit short and had to take the runner-up spot. So, again, Chayce Beckham is your new American Idol winner for the 2021 edition.

How do you guys feel about Chayce Beckham winning the show this year? Are you happy? Are you sad? Or do you just not care one way or the other? Let us know in the comments section.

You guys can view all of tonight’s American Idol performances on American Idol’s official Youtube channel by Clicking Here.

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