On the May 23 episode of American Idol, the top three finalists — Grace Kinstler, Willie Spence and Chayce Beckham — will have one last chance to secure viewer votes. All three singers will take the stage for another round of performances.
The group’s first songs were chosen by the judges. Grace is up first, and she sings “All By Myself” by Celine Dion. Obviously, it’s a huge song, and Grace absolutely nails it. Plus, she looks like a total superstar in her pink sequined dress! For Grace’s second performance, she sings Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing.”
Next, Willie sings Ray Charles‘ “Georgia On My Mind” for his judges’ choice performance. As always, Willie shows off his impressive, powerful voice. Willie’s next performance is a rendition of Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come.” The performance once again showcases Willie’s talent, and even brings Katy Perry to tears.
Finally, Chayce takes centerstage with a Beatles’ classic, “Blackbird.” He plays guitar for the performance, too, and shows off his unique raspy voice while belting out the tune. He then returns to sing “Fire Away” by Chris Stapleton. The song is the perfect dedication to those in his hometown and the people who’ve supported his career through all the ups and downs!
After the first round of performances, one artist was eliminated and officially came in third place on season 19 of American Idol. Despite impressing viewers during the finale, Grace simply didn’t get enough votes, and was cut. Now, just two are left — Willie or Chayce will win this season of American Idol.
Finally, it’s time to get to the votes. Ryan reveals that the winner of season 19 of American Idol is….CHAYCE BECKHAM! The show concludes with a celebration to remember, and another season of American Idol officially comes to an end.