Red carpet : The American Idol season-14 finale
On May 13, Nick Fradiani was announced the winner of the season, with Clark Beckham as runner-up
Before the finals, it was announced that the upcoming season airing in 2016 would be the last of the reality show. Since the series began in 2002 it peaked in viewership at 30 million viewers per episode in 2006, slipping to 20 million viewers per episode in 2011, and down further since with an average of about 9.15 million viewers per episode in 2015
Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman attend the “American Idol” XIV Grand Finale event at the Dolby Theatre on May 13, 2015 in Hollywood, California
Harry Connick Jr.
Nick Fradiani, Andy Grammer
Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, Jonathan Knight, Danny Wood and Jordan Knight of New Kids On The Block attend the “American Idol” XIV Grand Finale