‘American Idol’ voters sure do love white guys with guitars! Several of the show’s winners have fit this stereotype, and a group of them got together at the series finale on April 7 for an epic performance, paying tribute to the late, great David Bowie. What an incredible moment!
Six of the last NINE American Idol winners have been white guys with guitars — can you believe that?! Their styles and looks are all fairly similar, but each of these dudes is a star in his own right, and with them all together on one stage, there’s no stopping them! Well, that’s exactly what happened at the show’s final episode on April 7. The result was absolutely amazing!
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David Cook, Kris Allen, Lee DeWyze, Phillip Phillips and Nick Fradiani, the champions of Seasons 7, 8, 9, 11 and 14, respectively, joined forces to honor the life of David Bowie during the series finale, and it was totally incredible (Scotty McCreery also falls under the WGWG category, but his country style falls a little outside the wheelhouse).
The WGWG stereotype has been a running joke between Idol fans, but there’s a reason these guys were all winners, and they proved it with this performance. “Nowhere else can you get five American Idols in one room,” producer Nigel Lythgoe told The Hollywood Reporter. “And I promise you, if they went on tour, and each did 20 minutes in their own right and 20 minutes together, this is a sell out tour. They’re so good together.”
The guys sang “Starman,” “Rebel Rebel” and “Jean Genie” and yes, they were all playing their acoustic guitars throughout the performance, of course! But, also, can we talk about how incredibly good-looking all five of these guys are? SWOON ALERT! Stream music from the WGWG dudes completely unlimited and ad-free HERE.
This was just one of many epic performances from the Idol finale — Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Lopez and many more big names also took the stage, and it couldn’t have been a better night. We’re so sad to see this show come to an end!
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of the David Bowie tribute on the Idol finale?!