American Idol Season 14 has officially ended Wednesday night, May 13, 2015. Earnest Connecticut rocker Nick Fradiani was crowned “American Idol” 2015 winner!
Fradiani is the ninth male singer and seventh in the past eight seasons and the first-ever northeastern contestant to win.
During the announcement, the 29-year-old bar frontman stood dumbfounded before he was mobbed by his fellow contestants.
“I can’t even think right now,” Fradiani said. “This is the best day of my life.” He began to cry while singing his single “Beautiful Life” and ran over to hug his family as confetti rained down.
Fradiani beat out fellow finalist Tennessee soul singer and season-long frontrunner Clark Beckham for the season 14 trophy.