Noah Thompson Is The Latest “American Idol” Winner

AMERICAN IDOL 518 (Top 5) The Top 5 Idol hopefuls travel to The Entertainment Capital of the World, Las Vegas, to be mentored by eight-time GRAMMY® Award-winning country music superstar and 2005 American Idol winner Carrie Underwood from Resorts World Theatre, home of her ongoing REFLECTION: The Las Vegas Residency. Each contestant will perform two songs, leaving it all on the stage in hopes of earning Americas vote and landing a spot in the Grand Finale. GRAMMY and Academy Award®-winning singer-songwriter and producer Finneas will also perform his new single Naked. American Idol airs LIVE, coast to coast, SUNDAY, MAY 15 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT/6:00-8:00 p.m. MDT/5:00-7:00 p.m. PDT), on ABC.(Eric McCandless via Getty Images) NOAH THOMPSON

Let’s give a round of applause to the talented Noah Thompson for his epic win.

This past Sunday, the top three candidates took the stage for the final time on the season 20 finale of “American Idol,” with the hopes of winning the grand prize. After incredible performances, Thompson was officially declared the winner over HunterGirl and Leah Marlene when America’s findings were finally released.

For the finale, the 20-year-old victor sang three songs: “I’m on Fire” for the Bruce Springsteen round, “One Day Tonight,” his own song, and Rihanna’s “Stay,” his favorite song of the season.

“Oh my God… my heart is racing out of my chest, this is ridiculous,” Thompson said live on stage after learning of his triumph.