'American Idol' Season 18 Winner Crowned in First At-Home Finale

No matter who ended up in the winner's circle after Sunday night's (May 17) two-hour American Idol finale, they were destined to make history as the first champ to celebrate from the comfort of their own home. Not by choice of course, by due to the way the 18th season of the beloved singing competition had to completely change things up mid-way due to the COVID-19 lockdown.

And, like all aspects of the show since everyone was sent home, the coronation was... different, with host Ryan Seacrest calling the action from his garage instead of the big stage in Hollywood, judges Katy PerryLuke Bryan and Lionel Richie dialing in from their homes and the contestants making their final push surrounded by their adoring families/makeshift stage crew.

https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/idol-worship/9379410/american-idol-season-18-winner

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