OMG! The ‘American Idol’ series finale was one for the ages, and when last person standing was Trent Harmon, the judging panel was left in total disbelief. Keep reading for their priceless reactions.
Whoa! Keith Urban, 48, Jennifer Lopez, 46, and Harry Connick Jr., 48, were totally blindsided when 25-year-old Trent Harmon‘s name was called as our final American Idol. Their shock registered all over their faces and they simply could not contain their surprise after America voted for him over La’Porsha Renae!
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What a jaw-dropper! The members of the judging panel were surprised beyond words when Trent was revealed to be the winner of American Idol, much to the complete disbelief of Harry, Jen and Keith. The three had been heaping so much praise on La’Porsha all season long that they clearly couldn’t believe that when it came time for America to vote, it was Trent who came out on top.
Keith literally jumped out of his chair in total shock as Jennifer’s eyes popped wide open, as did her mouth and she grabbed at Keith’s hand, though they quickly turned their dumbfounded expressions into smiles and applauded for Trent’s victory. Keith and Harry went in for a big hug and after the embrace, they were each seen mouthing the word “Wow” with clearly stunned looks on their faces. Pre-order Keith’s new Album Ripcord by clicking right here.
La’Porsha had been the judges’ pick to win the competition since the very beginning, with constant praise of her powerhouse voice and star quality. Even the original American Idol champ Kelly Clarkson, 33, threw her support behind the singer, voting in the competition for the very first time Apr. 6 because “I need her future record!” She also predicted that “A woman started it and a woman’s gonna finish it!! Can’t wait to watch you win!!” sure that La’Porsha would be crowned the last American Idol. Womp womp. Apparently the show’s viewers voted otherwise.
HollywoodLifers, are you shocked that Trent won American Idol? Did you have the same reaction as the judges?