The American Idol grand finale is over and there's only one question left to answer: Who won American Idol 2019? The answer: Laine Hardy! Tonight was the culmination of a months-long journey to become the American Idol 2019 winner, featuring incredible performances not only from the Top 3, including Alejandro Aranda and Madison VanDenburg, but also from judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan. The night also included performances from mentors, former American Idol fan-favorites and guests including Carrie Underwood, Adam Lambert, and Kane Brown, as well as American Idol 2019 Top 10 contestants Dimitrius Graham, Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon, Laci Kaye Booth, Wade Cota, Walker Burroughs and Alyssa Raghu. Here are some highlights featuring Laine Hardy that you won't want to miss!
Laine Hardy is Your New American Idol!
It all came down to this. American Idol Top 2 contestants Alejandro Aranda and Laine Hardy find out which of them would be the newest American Idol.
The Bayou Boy
"Bayou Boy" Laine Hardy stayed true to his roots with his performance of Hank Williams' "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)."
Laine Sings His New Song "Flame"
Laine Hardy performed his new song, "Flame" after being crowned this season's American Idol!
Laine Hardy Sings With Jon Pardi
Country music superstar Jon Pardi partnered with the American Idol winner to perform a medley of "Dirt On My Boots" and "Night Shift."
While this season's American Idol journey may be over, yours could be just beginning! Head over to the auditions page and take your first steps on your own American Idol journey!