American Idol 2015 Winner Revealed: Finale Results Recap

The American Idol 2015 winner was revealed last night when Ryan Seacrest dimmed the lights one last time on Season 14 to announce whether Clark Beckham or Nick Fradiani had won this season’s top honors and the crown.

American Idol 2015 winner revealed by host Ryan Seacrest
American Idol 2015 winner revealed by host Ryan Seacrest – CR: Michael Becker / FOX

Following Tuesday’s elimination of Jax we were left with the Top 2 of Nick and Clark as each gave us three great performances in a bid for your votes, but before we found out who won American Idol we settled in for a series of big name performances from guest stars and the Idol Judges themselves.

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Nick Fradiani appeared to have a lot of momentum behind him leading in to the season finale coupled with impressive performances on Tuesday give him a strong bid to win the title. But we couldn’t count out Clark Beckham and his season long lead paired with the historical southern advantage on Idol. Theresults were likely to be very close!

Winner of American Idol 2015 is… drumroll, please … Nick Fradiani!

Wow! We thought he’d pull off the upset and he did it. Congrats to both of the Top 2.

American Idol 2015 winner is Nick Fradiani
American Idol 2015 winner is Nick Fradiani – CR: Michael Becker / FOX

The show kicked off with Clark & Nick performing with Fall Out Boy. It’s a high-energy performance launching the finale that reminds me how we avoided those group numbers this year. But speaking of group performances, Ryan confirms JLo, Keith, and Harry will be performing together later during the show. Nice!

Then came Tyanna Jones performing “I Want You Back” with The Jacksons. I’ve missed her on the show. Such a great singer! We’re going to be getting a lot of performances from the top finalists all night mixed in with special guests so settle in for the fun.

What do you think of the finale results? Did America get the votes right? Share your thoughts and tell us what you think should have happened!




  1. Very disappointed feel like Clark was robbed by giving him a horrible coronation song!

  2. On a lighter note… I ran across these numbers and thought I’d share:

    (Former Idol winners, their albums and sales)

    Taylor Hicks (season five – 2006)
    Post-“American Idol” debut album sales: 705,000
    Total career reported album sales: 768,000 (2 albums)

    Kris Allen (season eight – 2009)
    Post-“American Idol” debut album sales: 346,000
    Total career reported album sales: 385,000 (3 albums)

    Lee DeWyze (season nine – 2010)
    Post-“American Idol” debut album sales: 153,000
    Total career reported album sales: 156,000 (2 albums)

    Candice Glover (season 12 – 2013)
    Post-“American Idol” debut album sales: 27,000
    Total career reported album sales: 27,000 (1 album)

    Caleb Johnson (season 13 – 2014)
    Post-“American Idol” debut album sales: 11,000
    Total career reported album sales: 11,000 (1 album)

    To put those sales numbers into perspective, William Hung, the notoriously tone-deaf singer who auditioned in 2004 with Ricky Martin’s “She Bangs,” has sold an estimated 242,000 records since he was laughed out of the audition room.

    • Noticeably absent are the stats for Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Scotty McCreery, Phil Phillips etc. Selective memory?

      • Nope, just pointing out that although a person wins the contest, they don’t necessarily become a success. This was more of a comment about the show than the contestants.

  3. Perfect. While I wish all of them the best of luck in their careers, I am very happy Nick won. His victory really felt like a party and I’m thrilled.

  4. Fun finale show. Nick is a good choice, but there were a number of others that would have been just as good. Still good for him. Always love American Idol.

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