Abi Carter has made history as the newest American Idol champion! After months of fierce competition, the 21-year-old from Indio, California emerged victorious, leaving audiences in awe of her talent and charm.

The nail-biting finale on May 19 had viewers on the edge of their seats as Abi wowed the judges and fans alike with her extraordinary performances and captivating personality.

Abi’s journey to stardom began with a show-stopping audition where she flawlessly sang one of Billie Eilish’s iconic songs from the Barbie film. From that moment on, it was clear that Abi possessed a unique and expressive voice that could captivate audiences nationwide. She consistently wowed the judges throughout the season, earning their unwavering praise and support.

Lionel Richie, one of the esteemed judges, was particularly impressed by Abi’s rendition of Adele’s “Hello,” proclaiming it as her best performance yet. He praised her ability to make every whisper a melodious note, showcasing her unparalleled talent. As the weeks went by, Abi continued to impress, leaving the judges and viewers convinced that she had what it took to win the entire competition.

And win she did! In the thrilling three-hour finale, Abi mesmerized the audience with her original song “This Isn’t Over” and a breathtaking rendition of Billie Eilish’s “What Was I Made For?”. The judges were astounded by her heartfelt performances and unanimously agreed that she was destined to be a star.

If you want to witness the next generation of incredible talent, be sure to tune in to American Idol on ABC. The show continues to showcase remarkable artists like Abi Carter, who are ready to take the world by storm.