‘American Idol’ Season 14’s Top 2 Revealed: Who Should Win?
American Idol revealed the remaining two Season 14 finalists during the first of their two-part finale last night (May 12): Clark Beckham and Nick Fradiani, who will go head-to-head in the final episode in the hopes of becoming the next-to-last Kelly Clarkson. (They should be so lucky.)
After Jax Cole was (sadly) voted out of the competition, Beckham kicked things off with a performance of Ray Charles' "Georgia on My Mind," a nod to his performance of the same song earlier this season. Fradiani followed suit with his performance of Matchbox 20's "Bright Lights," which he originally sang a few weeks ago during the show's Top 5 night. Both performances were well received by the audience, with judge Jennifer Lopez unable to pick a clear winner between the two, despite some chanting from the crowd (which was encouraged by fellow judges Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr.).
Round Two saw Beckham sing "Ain't No Sunshine," while Fradiani performed Jason Mraz's "I Won't Give Up." Finally, as is tradition in the Idol universe to get everyone acclimated with whichever song will be played ad nauseam on the radio following the finale, the two contestants unveiled the singles they'll release if crowned the winner.
If you're one of the many people still invested in American Idol, you probably already knew to vote during last night's show to get your fave a record deal so he doesn't fade into oblivion once the season ends — but we still want to know who you voted for right here on PopCrush.
The winner will be revealed during the Season 14 finale airing tonight on Fox at 8 PM ET. In the meantime, let us know who you want to win by voting in the poll below.