The finale of ‘American Idol’ ended with an inspiring efficiency of ‘We Are The World’ from Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and a slew of well-known alum from the present.

The world wanted a strong second amidst the coronavirus pandemic, and the American Idol finale on Could 17 gave us simply that. Lionel Richie rounded up an unimaginable group of superstars to carry out a stunning rendition of the inspiring hit that tune he wrote with Michael Jackson within the 1980s, “We Are The World.” Lionel was joined by his fellow American Idol judges, Luke Bryan and Katy Perry, in addition to stars who’ve discovered success on Idol in years’ previous. Alejandro Aranda, Gabby Barrett, Jordin Sarks, Katharine McPhee, Kellie Pickler, Laine Hardy, Lauren Alaina, Phillip Phillips, Ruben Studdard and Scotty McCreery had been all a part of the efficiency.

After all, as a consequence of quarantine laws due to coronavirus, the entire performers needed to come collectively just about from their respective properties. The efficiency was the closing of the present, which ended the season on a excessive word. The finale was jam-packed with content material, together with a number of performances from the highest 5 contestants (Jonny West, Dillon James, Francisco Martin, Arthur Gunn and Simply Sam). On the finish of the evening, Simply Sa was declared the winner based mostly on votes from viewers across the nation.

The highest 5 artists additionally received to carry out with Lauren Daigle, whereas the highest 11 sang with Cynthia Erivo. Katy and Luke additionally carried out their newest singles, “Daises” and “One Margarita,” respectively. Plus, Rascal Flatts and Doug Kiker teamed up for a shocking rendition of “Bless The Damaged Highway.”

The ultimate episodes of this season of American Idol had been definitely unprecedented, as the entire reside exhibits needed to be filmed just about. Nonetheless, the contestants all rose to the problem and had been capable of proceed offering leisure to viewers throughout such troublesome instances. Lionel’s group efficiency was definitely a becoming approach to finish the evening!