29-year-old rocker Nick Fradiani takes the crown
(LOS ANGELES) — Nick Fradiani is the latest winner of “American Idol.”
The 29-year-old rocker of Guilford, Connecticut, bested soulful 22-year-old vocalist Clark Beckham of White House, Tennessee, to win the 14th edition of the Fox talent competition.
“This is amazing,” he told “Idol” host Ryan Seacrest. “This is the best day of my life.”
Fradiani joins such champions as Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Phillip Phillips and Kris Allen, as well one more winner to be determined next year. Fox announced earlier this week that the next season would be the last for “Idol.”
Before he was revealed as the winner on Wednesday, Fradiani dueted with singer-songwriter Andy Grammer.
“I can’t even think right now,” Fradiani said after Seacrest informed him that he received the most viewer votes — without revealing the exact number cast.