“American Idol” picked a winner on Sunday during a three-hour finale. Noah Thompson, a 20-year-old country singer from Kentucky, won Season 20 of the singing competition.”Buddy, you just won,” host Ryan Seacrest told the singer as he revealed the result of viewer voting between Thompson and HunterGirl, Hunter Wolkonowski.
“Oh, my God,” Noah said, “My heart is beating out of my chest. This is crazy.”
Thompson is now the fourth consecutive male “Idol” champion who is also a country singer, following Trent Harmon (Season 15), Laine Hardy (Season 17) and Chayce Beckham (Season 19). The only female country singer winner in “Idol” history is Carrie Underwood, who was named the winner in Season 4 nearly two decades ago.
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