Australian pop icon Kylie Minogue graced the stage of American Idol’s final show, performing her new single “Padam Padam” and her hit song “Can’t Get You Out of My Head.” The 54-year-old singer looked stunning in a black dress with a high slit, paired with matching over-the-knee leather boots. She finished off her look with a bold red lipstick and red tips in her blonde hair. Kylie’s performance was one of many star-studded acts, including Ellie Goulding, Pitbull, James Blunt, and TLC.
Newly Crowned American Idol Winner
Sunday’s finale show was a historic one for American Idol as 18-year-old Iam Tongi became the youngest winner ever. Tongi, who was mentored by Keith Urban, beat runners-up Megan Danielle and Colin Stough to take home the crown. The singer, who was born in Hawaii but has Tongan and Samoan heritage, wowed the judges and audience throughout the competition with his performances of “Monsters” and his single “I’ll Be Seeing You.”
Iam’s Emotional Performance and Dedication
During the show, Tongi performed “Monsters” and dedicated the song to his father who had passed away months before his audition. The judges were moved by his performance, with Lionel Richie telling him, “Your daddy is very proud,” and Katy Perry adding, “You’re making these grown men cry.” Tongi’s emotional connection with the song and dedication to his late father resonated with viewers, helping him secure the title of American Idol.
A Night Full of Talent
The three-hour finale show featured not only A-list performers but also previous American Idol contestants, such as Nutsa Buzaladze, who had the privilege of performing on stage with Kylie. The show was a testament to the talent and diversity of the American music scene, showcasing a range of genres and styles. With the newly crowned winner and a lineup of incredible performers, American Idol ended its season on a high note, leaving viewers excited for what’s to come next.