American Idol Results: And the Winner Is...?

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Nick Fradiani or Clark Beckham?

Clark Beckham or Nick Fradiani?

Following weeks of ups, downs, pitch problems and perfect note-hitting, two American Idol hopefuls were left standing at the end of Season 14.

Clark Beckham and Nick Fradiani

With Jax having gotten the boot on Tuesday night, it came down on the finale to Beckham, a Tennessee native who auditioned back in Nashville by covering a James Brown classic…

... and Fradiani, a Guilford, Connecticut resident who went with "In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel to earn his golden ticket to Hollywood.

My, how long ago those auditions seem, huh?!?

With all said, done and voted on, who came out on top? Who was crowned the Season 14 American Idol champion?


No major shock there, right? But does that mean America made the right choice? Follow our link to vote: Did Nick Fradiani deserve to win American Idol?

And then relive his top performances below:

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American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]