Just Sam was crowned the winner of 2020 American Idol season 18 on Sunday night (May 17, 2020). The show began at 8 PM ET on ABC Channel. The top seven contestants for the show were: Francisco Martin, Jonny West, Dillon James, Arthur Gunn, Julia Gargano, Louis Knight, and Just Sam.
The show had an amazing performance with some great singers. Most surprisingly, we had the Taylor Swift city of lover concert aired. During the finale, Lauren Daigle performed the song “You Say” with Top 5 contestants. Similarly, the top 11 contestants performed Aretha Franklin songs with singer Cynthia Erivo.
“One Margarita”, Bryan’s debut single wowed the audience. Likewise, Bryan, Perry, Richie, Laine, Lauren, Gabby, and Kellie together sang the song ” We are the world”.
The judge and contestants appeared virtually from home due to the Covid- 19 Pandemic. Judges: Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel Richie viewed and commented on the show remotely participating from home. Also, all the judges performed during the show.
Just Sam turned to former Idol champ Kelly Clarkson for her performance of "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," giving the tune her own special twist that earned high praise from the show's judges. Arthur Gunn was up next, singing Gavin DeGraw's "I Don't Want to Be," impressing the judges with his powerful rendition. And Jonny West finished out Round 1 strong with his version of "You Can't Keep a Good Man Down."