Winner of "American Idol XIV" Crowned | Playbill

News Winner of "American Idol XIV" Crowned The winner of the 14th season of Fox's "American Idol" was named during the May 13 broadcast of the singing competition, which will come to a close following its 15th season.

Nick Fradiani, 29, from Guilford, CT, emerged as America’s choice.

Fradiani capped his coronation on the finale by singing “Beautiful Life,” which is available for download on and iTunes.

The broadcast from The Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA, featured performances by the reunited Top 12 finalists, as well as Echosmith, Fall Out Boy, Jamie Foxx, Andy Grammer, The Jacksons, Vance Joy, Ricky Martin, Michael McDonald, Janelle Monae, New Kids on The Block, Pitbull, Nile Rodgers, Prince Royce, Chris Brown, Steven Tyler, and "Idol" judge Keith Urban, along with fellow judges Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick, Jr.

Fradiani is the 14th finalist to win the "American Idol" title and joins past winners Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hicks, Jordin Sparks, David Cook, Kris Allen, Lee DeWyze, Scott McCreery, Phillip Phillips, Candace Glover and Caleb Johnson.

The “American Idol Live!” U.S. concert tour begins July 7 in Clearwater, FL, and stops in major cities, including New York, Chicago, Houston and Nashville before wrapping in Riverside, CA, Aug. 28. Details can be found at

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