Who Will Win American Idol 2015? Update: Final Two Revealed

Who won American Idol 2015? That’s a question a lot of people will be asking in a week. But now the question is Who will win American Idol 2015?

American Idol 2015 Top 2 contestants
American Idol 2015 Top 2 contestants – CR: Michael Becker / FOX.

After this week’s final four results, we now know it won’t be Rayvon Owens. So will it be Jax, Clark Beckham or Nick Fradiani?

Let’s first take a look at what the show wants. They clearly want the winner to be Jax. The editing the past couple weeks have been heavily pro-Jax and anti-Clark. And let’s face it, they always want another female winner, so that’s always going to be their pick. But do those edits and those pushes actually help? A little, but not enough to sway America. If America wants Jax to win, she’ll win. If America Clark to win, he’ll win. If they want Nick to win, he’ll win. It’s really that simple.

Now let’s take a look at what the experts think. And by experts, I’m talking about the people who actually bet on stuff like who will win American Idol. The folks at Gold Derby have Clark as the favorite right now. But they also make a good point. Clark and Nick might have a lot of the same fans and if they end up splitting the votes, Clark could easily be edged out, setting up a Jax and Nick finale.

But most other betting odds, including several Las Vegas betting sites, have Clark favored still. But keep in mind, they picked Jena Irene over Caleb Johnson last season, also.

So that now takes us to what do you, our readers think. According to our polls, you think Clark had the best performances for the past several weeks. And that should be in indication on how you think the finale outcome should be as well. But just to make sure, there’s a poll below to tell us just what you think on the matter.

And finally, what do I think? Well I think Clark Beckham will win American Idol 2015. I have watched every season of American Idol and I understand the voting patterns and the cast formulas the show uses (the Top 12 is never as organic as it’s edited to seem) and all signs point to Clark this season. I have only ever been surprised in Season 8 and even then I wasn’t completely surprised, because I think Adam Lambert was just too flamboyant for some of Idol’s core audience. So before I get way off track, let me get back to the task at hand. I think the rankings will go like this: Nick gets 3rd, Jax is the runner-up and Clark is the winner.

What could change all this is if Jax gets a killer finale song and Clark gets a crap finale song. I don’t see that happening, but if producers really want Jax to win, you never know.

I will admit that the past few seasons of American Idol have deviated from the seasons before it. A lot of weird stuff has happened, so I won’t be shocked if we did end up with a Jax/Nick or even a Nick/Clark finale. In that case, I think Jax beats Nick and Clark beats Nick.

What do you think? Who will win American Idol 2015?

UPDATE: Jax was sent packing Tuesday night during part one of the American Idol 2015 finale. That was quite the shock to many people, including myself. I knew it was possible that Nick could come from behind and take one of the finale spots, but I truly didn’t think it would happen.

But now that it has I think Nick could actually beat Clark in the finale Wednesday night. He had the better night Tuesday night and the better single, so I think we might see quite the upset come Wednesday. And to be honest, Nick would be easier to market than Clark. I mean Clark is a great singer, but no one really buys his type of music. Put Nick in front of a band and you could have a hit maker on your hands.

Who do you think will win American Idol 2015?




  1. out of the three jax SHOULD win . clark WILL win and nick will forgotten five minutes after the show ends. that’s just the way this show goes. then down the road within a year the winner will split from his/her record company, try to get another deal, and will be obscure within five years. the talent is just not that good this season, unfortunately. oh well, there’s always next season…if fox doesn’t cancel idol completely

    • I happen to believe the talent is better this year than in the past couple of years. Last year was much worse than this season. Caleb who? Jax is definitely the most marketable for Idol. She has a very unique sound and is very versatile with her music. I have been a Clark fan since the auditions…but lately Nick has been far better. I don’t think either one of them will be superstars like Kelly or Carrie, but I think Nick has a better shot at a big career than Clark.

      • caleb went the way of lee dewyze, Candice glover, and kris allen. I thought caleb had a decent shot of having a career but his huge ego got in the way. the kids this season are good, not GREAT. there are no standouts who can really get the job done. and then there’s the question of longevity. who’s going to be around five years from now making fabulous music??

      • The jury is still out on Caleb. It’s always hard for a pure rocker to make it in the current arena of music. He will not have a career such as Carrie Underwood, but he might do just fine. Kris Allen is actually doing okay in his niche.


      • Must you always troll these sites to bash Nick. Do you have a full time job?

      • I sure hope so, Nick is a wannabe version of daughtry, Kris and even though this person was never a contestant on idol cause he has bEen in the industry forever is Bryan adams. Nick can’t compare. I hope he leaves, always seems so arrogant

      • I agree with you. Nick is more marketable and his post-Idol career will prove so.

      • ITA Nick has the whole pkg. . Clark is completely disconnected from any song he sings and shows zero real emotion. Jax is all show and affectation with weak vocals. I can’t imagine sitting through a concert of Jax or Clark even if the tix were free. i’d pay to see Nick.

      • What show ARE you watching??? Clark is so into the music and has the audience in the palm of his hands…that is UNTIL others pick stupid songs for him that they KNOW are NOT his type of music…has happened a few times too many.

    • pr64, agree with most everything you said except, “the talent is not that good this season.” I think it is one of the best ever. I also believe Clark and Jax will get lasting contracts. They’re so talented in so many ways, every person should find something good in them.

      • Sorry, pr64, one other thing, I believe Clark will win it all in one of the closest finale ever.

    • After Season 8 nobody has been a stand out to me but this season had a weird variety of singers and Clark is the WGWG!!!! LOL….. I like Jax but she gets on my nerves sometimes.

  2. I think that the producers and Scott want Jax. Clark lives in the “SAME” town of Nashville as Scott and Big O. The question is why hasn’t Clark auditioned for Scott before? Or maybe has and rejected. Clark’s words of even if it meant “NOT” winning could hurt him. But all in all I think the voters like Clark more than Jax (much like they liked Taylor Hicks and Caleb Johnson). It doesn’t always come down to who is better suited for the music industry-which I personally think Jax is like I also thought Jena was.

    • The comparison between Taylor Hicks and Caleb is not correct. The voters were absolutely crazy about Taylor Hicks and he won by a landslide. He had a rabid fan base at the time. Sometimes it comes down to type of music so people like Taylor, James Durbin, David Cook although all very talented just don’t have huge mainstream appeal. Still they have far better careers than if they hadn’t gone on the show. Caleb won, not because of a energized fan base, but because really, he was consistently the best performer and singer and the competition was not as intense. Jax, IMO, is much better than Jena.

  3. This season is hard to guess. I think that Nick might win just because he is the least controversial and has been consistent. There are many online posters who dislike Jax for some reason and find Clark boring. Clark, at one point, was IMO heads above all of the contestants as far as talent, but had a couple off weeks, plus his not following the mentors advice lost some voters I think, He lacks camera charisma, but seems to get huge cheers from the live audience. Jax is the most likely to have a big career because of her uniqueness, versatility and she is the most current style wise. The guess for Nick aside, I think whoever performs the best on Tuesday will win because loyalty for one special contestant is lacking this year. I wouldn’t mind if Jax won.

  4. Unfortunately no one is Phenomenal THIS year but Jax is the most innovative and marketable. With the right songs Jax will have radio hits and when she’s given more freedom, JAX will soar. Clark has the worst voice, Stage presence and should not be in the top 3! I’m really shocked he made it this far. Clarks voice is pitchy weak and just bad. I don’t want to hear another autotune fake on the radio! Come on America!
    Nick is average and not exciting enough.
    Year after year it just PROVES how difficult it is to find Real Deal full package talent. Only American Idol has discovered legitimate real singers with stage presence so I don’t see the show ending. It just shows that real Phenomenal vocal talent is very RARE! It is fun trying to find them and I’m grateful for some of the amazing talent American Idol has given us.

  5. Clark has a nice voice but absolutely no stage presence. Can’t imagine him in concert. Jax is ok but tres too hard to be hot and those fingerless gloves are getting annoying.

  6. Clark is by far the best, and the most consistent, beginning to end. The producers want another female winner. How about the best one wins? That being said, I like all three. Much better season than the last.

  7. It’s a singing contest people… Nick is the most experienced and I pick Nick for the win… If he doesn’t I will definitely buy his music… His voice is so radio ready it’s crazy and he does it effortlessly !

  8. Mark my words Clark will never make it big in the music business after idol. Can you in all honesty tell me as far as pure voice is concerned that Clark has better vocals than Jax , Nick or even Raybon? No way. I thought the whole point of the show was who ever has the best voice was suppose to be the winner. Know wonder the show is being cancelled

  9. I think Jax will take it,she’s cute as a bug,she has a lot of soul to her music,her vocals are rare and unusually remarkable,she can sing pretty much anything you throw at her,and I just love her own style of singing.She has to win because when I first heard her,she was my only pick of the women 🙂 🙂

  10. Definitely Clark!! He is the real musician of all of them!! Hope Idol gets it right tonight… I think seeing people go home that should have stayed and people winning because of the judges biased is EXACTLY what has tanked the ratings…people WANT entertainment and NOT the Judges egos and judges picks!! Go Clark!!

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