After eliminating 3rd place finisher, Jax, the Final 2, Nick Fradiani and Clark Beckham, battled it out for the crown on Tuesday’s American Idol 14 final. Both singers wrapped up their performances with a debut of their coronation singles.
Nick’s song, which he described as “a cross between Fun and The Goo Goo Dolls,” was co-written by Chris Carrabba of the early aughts emo band, Dashboard Confessional, and songwriter/producer, Rykeyz.
After performing the song, the judges noted how it seemed to be tailor made just for Nick. “It was you in the moment,” said Jennifer Lopez. “That’s what people go out and buy,” Keith Urban added.
On tonight’s big finale, airing at 8/7c pm on FOX, singer/songwriter Andy Grammer will join Nick on stage for a reprise of the singer/songwriter’s tune, “Back Home,” plus Andy’s latest single, “Honey, I’m Good.”
Also tonight, watch out for performances by Idol Judge Keith Urban, along with fellow judges Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick, Jr., Chris Brown, Echosmith, Fall Out Boy, Jamie Foxx, The Jacksons, Vance Joy, Ricky Martin, Michael McDonald, Janelle Monáe, New Kids On The Block, Pitbull, Nile Rodgers, Prince Royce, Steven Tyler (set to duet with Jax) and more, before host Ryan Seacrest announces the results of America’s votes and the next American Idol is crowned.
Nick Performs “Beautiful Life” on the Idol Stage
Beautiful Life – Studio Recording