‘American Idol’ 2016 Finale Winner Spoilers & Predictions

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UPDATE: Our winner prediction was correct. CONGRATULATIONS to Trent Harmon. Click here for the rundown of tonight’s big finale.

Tonight is the series finale of American Idol, which means the 2016 winner will be crowned as the bookend to Kelly Clarkson. The two finalists are each from Mississippi and they are both individually talented. La’Porsha Renae is a single mother who hopes to raise awareness for domestic abuse victims, while Trent Harmon is sweet farm boy from a small town. While Renae’s new single “Battles” is emblematic of her personal struggles, Harmon’s song “Falling” is a melody co-written by judge Keith Urban. Both Renae and Harmon are each deserving of the title, so no matter what happens, the series will end on a definite high. On last night’s show, judge Keith Urban said that this “is going to be the closest race in Idol history.”

So, who will win tonight? Both contestants have been fan favorites, but La’Porsha Renae has found herself in the bottom two before while Harmon has not. In addition, we took a poll among our readers and, though it is very close, OUR readers chose Trent Harmon as the winner-to-be. Check out our poll below.

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Of course, we will have to wait for the actual results at the end of the show tonight, but our vote is for Trent Harmon.

On tonight’s episode, countless contestants and winners of the past will return to the show in addition to former cast members in order to celebrate the end of an era. Some of tonight’s returning cast members include Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, William Hung, Fantasia, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hicks, Jordin Sparks, David Cook, Kris Allen, Lee DeWyze, Scotty McCreery, Phillip Phillips, Candice Glover, Caleb Johnson, Nick Fradiani, Ace Young, Allison Iraheta, Amber Holcomb, Blake Lewis, Bo Bice, Brandon Rogers, Bucky Covington, Carly Smithson, Casey James, Chris Daughtry, Clark Beckham, Clay Aiken, Colton Dixon, Constantine Maroulis, Danny Gokey, David Archuleta, Diana DeGarmo, Elliott Yamin, George Huff, James Durbin, Jasmine Trias, Jennifer Hudson, Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet, Justin Guarini, Katharine McPhee, Kellie Pickler, Kimberley Locke, Kree Harrison, LaToya London, Lauren Alaina, Melinda Doolittle, Mikalah Gordon, Pia Toscano, Sanjaya, Skylar Laine, and Tamyra Gray.

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Karen

I will miss American Idol and I was so happy to hear they also signed LaPorsha. Love Trent but her talent is amazing too! At the end, they both won.

Anonymous

I must admit, I really thought that LaPorsha was going to win and we all know who the real winner is! she has a special gift that God has given her that will open doors for her but Trent on the other hand may have had to win this because doors may have not opened for him as easily as LaPorsha just my thoughts…

Susan

No need to worry, she ALSO signed with big machine. I think it will
benefit her more as she won’t have to sing songs she doesn’t want.
We won’t have to hear how she disagrees with music chosen for her. I didn’t hear anyone else being upset with music choices.
LaPortia has a beautiful voice but that was something I thought was rude.

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