Grace Kinstler headed into the “American Idol” finale on Sunday as one of the frontrunners. Ironically, that may well have been the reason she was eliminated during the three-hour episode, thus missing out on a spot in the Top 2. Perhaps her fans figured she was safe and didn’t cast votes for her during the first part of the show. In our overnight poll, 31% of “American Idol” viewers said Grace Kinstler was robbed of the season 19 win.
Grace’s surprise elimination left Chayce Beckham and Willie Spence battling it out to win season 19. At the end of the night, Ryan Seacrest revealed that Chayce had prevailed over Willie. His edge may well have been the success of his chart-topping single “23,” which he reprised just moments after being declared the season 19 winner.
This was one of the closest contests in the history of “American Idol.” Chayce has the support of just 36% of “American Idol” fans while Willie has the backing of 33% of them and Grace is right behind them both. Who do you think deserved to win?
Take a look at the four songs that each of the Top 3 sang on Sunday and then cast your vote in the poll at the bottom of this post.
Hometown Song: “Fire Away” by Chris Stapleton
Favorite Moment: “Afterglow” by Ed Sheeran
Judges Choice: “Blackbird” by The Beatles
Duet: “Forever After All” with Luke Combs
Hometown Song: “I Have Nothing” by Whitney Houston
Favorite Moment: “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” by Aretha Franklin
Judges Choice: “All By Myself” by Celine Dion
Duet: “Scars to Your Beautiful” with Alessia Cara
Hometown Song: “A Change is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke
Favorite Moment: “Stand Up” by Cynthia Erivo
Judges Choice: “Georgia on My Mind” by Ray Charles
Duet: “You Are the Reason” with Leona Lewis
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