Idol winner crowned and Perry says goodbye

American Idol crowned its Season 22 champion as Abi Carter, a 21-year-old musician from Indio, California, won the popular vote during the finale. The event featured guest performers like Jon Bon Jovi, Fantasia Barrino, and Jason Mraz. Abi’s standout performances and support from Billie Eilish captivated the audience and judges, making her journey memorable. This popular singing competition has captivated audiences for over two decades now, and Season 22 was no exception.

After weeks of intense performances and eliminations, the finale of Season 22 finally arrived. The episode was filled with excitement, as viewers eagerly awaited to see who would take home the coveted title. In the end, it was Abi Carter who walked away with the title of “American Idol” Season 22. Her stunning vocals and unique style captivated both the audience and judges throughout the entire season. She also showed immense growth and determination, making her journey on the show truly memorable.

The finale of “American Idol” Season 22 was a night to remember. From amazing guest performances to a well-deserved winner along with a farewell to judge Katy Perry. “I think I will be crying at anything,” Perry said in an interview, ‘It’s been a beautiful journey and I love watching these kids grow and becoming this big beautiful patchwork quilt.” Perry ended her seven-year tenure on the ABC reality competition tonight while Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie are said to remain for 2025.

As we eagerly await the next season, one thing is for sure – “American Idol” will continue to be one of America’s most beloved singing competitions for years to come.