American Idol 2022 officially has a winner. The intense three-hour finale saw Noah Thompson, HunterGirl and Leah Marlene compete for the top spot, giving jaw-dropping performances along the way.
The finale also saw the finalists perform with some of the biggest names in music, including Katy Perry, Flo Rida, Michael Bublé, Luke Bryan, Earth, Wind & Fire, and much, much more.
In the end, Thompson was unveiled as the champion. After his win was announced, a visibly shocked Thompson cried out: “My heart is beating out of my chest! This is crazy!”
Thompson, 20, was entered into the competition by his co-worker, Arthur, and it has been one heck of a journey for Thompson, who has had no musical training whatsoever or any concrete plans to pursue music as a career.