The 2023 "American Idol" Champion is Announced

American With millions watching at home, the stars came out. The displays showed Keith Urban, Kylie Minogue, Ellie Goulding, Lionel Richie, TLC, REO Speedwagon, Pitbull & Lil Jon, and others.idol's new champ.

On Sunday night (May 21), America selected their Idol after months of auditions, solo highs, goodbyes, duets, and travels to California and Hawaii.

For passengers in this 21st edition, the winner was notified months earlier. Many already knew the grand finale confirmed it.

The three finalists, Iam Tongi, Megan Danielle, and Colin Stough, got one last opportunity to wow fans with solo performances and duets with the stars during the ABC special.

America selected Tongi and Danielle.Tongi was the only one.

The Hawaii highschooler with the wonderful voice and heartbreaking narrative had won over Idol fans. With each performance, Tongi's legend rose.

He performed Keith Urban's "Making Memories of Us," "Cool Down," "I'll Be Seeing You," and "Monsters" with James Blunt on the final.