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American Idol Snubs La’Porsha Renae

By Julie Fink
Posted On Apr 08, 2016
American Idol Snubs La’Porsha Renae

American Idol closes its doors in the series finale last night in true Idol fashion… crowning the winner that shouldn’t have won. Trent Harmon is an amazing singer and great guy but let’s be real, he shouldn’t have won. La’Porsha Renae was the unstoppable, soul-singing, vocal-crushing diva making her the front runner the entire time. But networks had to go out with a bang for the last American Idol show ever and they couldn’t do that with a predictable ending now could they.

If the faces on the judges’ panel didn’t say it, then I don’t know what will. The cameras cut to J-Lo, Keith, and Harry right after they announced Trent as the winner and their reactions were of complete shock followed by immediate applause for Trent’s victory. Jennifer Lopez’s mouth was literally dropped, to the ground. Harry Connick Jr. says “WOW” in disbelief, and Keith Urban pretty much is in the same vexed boat, jumped out of his chair and shot a look to the other judges.

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Judges Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez react to winner Trent Harmon at the American Idol Finale on April 7, 2016.

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, reports HollywoodLife. Even the original American Idol champ Kelly Clarkson threw her support behind the singer, voting in the competition for the very first time 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!!”

Don’t worry La’Porsha, Adam Lambert was a runner up, Chris Daughtry took fourth and Jennifer Hudson didn’t even make the top five! Jennifer came in seventh and the woman now has an Oscar, a Golden Globe, and a Grammy! Never, never, never give up!

Watch the jaw-dropping announcement here (SMH):


Cover Photo Credit: Fox