'American Idol' Crowns fifteenth and Final Winner as Series Comes to an Finish

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Source:   —  April 08, 2016, at 5:43 AM

He was crowned Thursday as Fox TV'south singing contest ended its 15-season run. The runner-up was La'Porsha Renae.

'American Idol' Crowns fifteenth and Final Winner as Series Comes to an Finish

LOS ANGELES — Trent Harmon is the fifteenth and final "American Idol" winner.

He was crowned Thursday as Fox TV'south singing contest ended its 15-season run. The runner-up was La'Porsha Renae.

The 24-year-old Harmon worked as a waiter at his family'south restaurant before auditioning for the show. He grew up on a farm and described himself as a "dude from Mississippi," from the town of Amory.

Harmon, whose supple voice won over viewers, said on Wednesday'south indicate that his persistence made him believe he'd a shot at winning.

The 22-year-old runner-up, Renae, is a single mother who overcame domestic abuse to compete. She'south also from Mississippi.

"American Idol," once a ratings powerhouse that influenced TV and music, had suffered steady audience erosion before Fox decided it'd finish this season.

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