Nick Fradiani vs. Clark Beckham: Who won ‘American Idol’ Season 14?

After months of competition, endless standing ovations from Keith Urban, talks of “intonation” from Harry Connick Jr. and too many “goosies” to count for Jennifer Lopez, Season 14 of “American Idol” came to a close Wednesday night. But who won: Nick Fradiani or Clark Beckham? And did YOU predict the results?

See our users’ exclusive predictions of the ‘American Idol’ finale

Clark ended up as the season’s runner-up (we gave him leading 51% chance to win), while poor Jax was left out of the Final 2 (we had her at 29% to win). Despite her third-place finish, Jax did get to rock the house with former “Idol” judge Steven Tyler during the finale, so this week wasn’t a complete loss for her. See our users’ complete odds for the finale.

In our “American Idol” predictions center, we’ve been asking users like YOU to predict the ultimate winner all season long. Hundreds of users cast their votes, but only one claims Gold Derby’s prize of a $100 Amazon gift certificate and eternal bragging rights: Denton Davidson.

Denton answered every question this season and tops our overall Season 14 leaderboard with 63% prediction accuracy. If eligible, as per our contest rules, he will win a $100 Amazon gift certificate.

He actually ties with another user, JB, for the best accuracy, though Denton broke the tie by having a higher point total (10,744) thanks to locking in the best odds at the right time and using his 500 and 200 point bets wisely.

We have a second $100 winner to announce as well, as Neil Ian Arguelles did the best at scoring the Season 14 finale. See episode leaderboard.

Neil is one of only 10 people to reap perfect 100% accuracy while predicting the Nick-Clark-Jax finale, though he broke the tie with his high point score (3,160) thanks to using his special 500 and 200 point bets wisely.

“American Idol” may be over, but we are forecasting everything from the results on TV shows like “The Voice,” “Survivor,” “Dancing with the Stars,” “The Amazing Race” and “Game of Thrones” to the winners of the Emmys and Tonys.

Average Gold Derby users just like YOU often turn out to be our smartest prognosticators, so it’s important that you give us your predictions. You can change them later as often as you like.

Get started by making your prediction as to which castaway will win “Survivor” using our easy drag-and-drop menu below. And be sure to sound off on the current season of “American Idol” in Gold Derby’s reality TV forum.


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