American Idol ended it’s last and final season on Thursday night with a bang. Trent Harmon was crowned champion during the two hour Fox finale, reigning over runner up, La’Porsha Renae.
“I know that I have a God-given ability, but I didn’t want to take it for granted. I wanted to work so, so hard, and she pushed me to do it,” Harmon said about his talented competitor, Renae.
Aside from crowning the last and final winner of the series, it was the bevy of performances that really stole the show.
Some of Idol’s former winners and contestants took the stage for the series final airing, including Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson, LaToya London and Fantasia. It was also an emotional night for the host Ryan Seacrest, who at one point was joined on stage by former judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson and former co-host, Ryan Dunkleman.
“One more time,” Seacrest said at the very end of the show. “This is so tough – we say to you from Hollywood: Good night, America.”