‘American Idol’ Finale Winner: Iam Tongi — Season 21 Voting Results

American Idol concluded its 21st season with a three-hour finale and the announcement of a winner. Colin Stough, Iam Tongi, and Megan Danielle performed live for America’s votes. The show also featured the season’s Top 12 contestants Haven Madison, Lucy Love, Marybeth Byrd, Nutsa, Oliver Steele, Tyson Venegas, Warren Peay, Wé Ani, and Zachariah Smith. The judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan also performed some of their hits, as did other celebrity performers such as Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard, Ellie Goulding, James Blunt, Jazmine Sullivan, Jelly Roll, Keith Urban, Kevin Cronin from REO Speedwagon, Kylie Minogue, Lainey Wilson, Lauren Daigle, Pitbull and Lil Jon, and TLC. Ahead of the finale, Tongi was the TVLine readers’ favorite to win, and he ultimately emerged victorious. The night featured memorable performances, including Danielle’s emotional rendition of Journey’s “Faithfully” and Tongi’s duet with James Blunt on “Monsters.”