Idol fans slam ‘RIGGED’ finale after Noah Thompson WINS over Huntergirl & Leah

AMERICAN IDOL fans fumed as Noah Thompson WON Season 22.

Many viewers accused the show of being ‘rigged’ and couldn’t believe it.

American Idol fans claimed the show was 'rigged' after Noah Thompson won on Sunday, May 22

American Idol fans claimed the show was ‘rigged’ after Noah Thompson won on Sunday, May 22

Season 22’s finale of American Idol came to a shocking conclusion on May 22, 2022, on ABC.

Fans have watched the exciting season narrow down to three finalists, all under its trio of judges: Luke BryanLionel Richie, and Katy Perry – all even performed during the live finale.

The top two singers left in the singing competition were Noah Thompson, and HunterGirl – Leah Marlene was eliminated after the first half of the three-hour TV event, which upset many.

But when host Ryan Seacrest opened the silver envelope, even more viewers were left stunned and felt something wasn’t right.

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Noah explained he was grateful for “Just the experience, just growing,” before he was crowned winner.

“Almost 16 million votes came in for this season,” Ryan exclaimed as the male musician pulled ahead over his country counterpart.

But hundreds of fans were upset, feeling the show was “rigged” to favor him in various ways, if not “favoring” country performers overall.

Fritz Hager and Nicolina were sent home last week following some amazing performances.

The finalists have performed original songs and covers in tonight’s finale, but last week they sang songs by Carrie Underwood.

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