'American Idol' slammed for 'robbing' Megan Danielle as she gets eliminated in Season 21 Finale

'American Idol' slammed for 'robbing' Megan Danielle as she gets eliminated in Season 21 Finale
Megan Danielle became runner-up of 'American Idol' Season 21 (ABC/Eric McCandless)

BRENTWOOD, CALIFORNIA: 'American Idol' Season 21 Finale night was a super exciting star-studded event. The top 3 finalists Iam Tongi, Colin Stough, and Megan Danielle took the stage for the final time as America decided who will become the next singing sensation.

Keith Urban, who served as a judge from Season 12 to Season 15, appeared during the final night as the mentor for the Top 3 artists. Willian 'Iam' Tongi won the coveted title and Megan became the runner-up of the ABC show. However, the viewers were left furious with the finale results and dubbed 'American Idol' rigged.


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Megan Danielle performs 'Faithfully' by Journey

Megan delivered a stellar performance on 'Faithfully' by Journey. The aspiring singer garnered praise from the judges. Lionel talks about "God's plan." Katy noted, "You are exactly where you are meant to be." Meanwhile, Luke added, "I just cry all the time. The end of the song was one of the best things I saw all season." Lauren Daigle surprised Megan during her audition. However, the two singers perform together on stage during the finale night. Lauren sang her new Christian song 'These are the Days'. Megan joined Laurenn for a performance of 'Thank God I Do'. For Megan's last performance, the finalist performed her original song 'Dream Girl'. She co-wrote the song with Season 17 alum Laci Kaye Booth.



'How did Megan not win?'

Megan became the runner-up of 'American Idol' Season 2 but the viewers suggest she should have won the coveted title. The viewers took to social media and commented, "The most rigged season in history ain’t no way y’all let this boy skate through this competition like this." Another Instagram user wrote, "Megan seems over this cause she know it’s rigged for Iam to win lol." Another shocked user added, "No way was he remotely better than Megan." Another follower said, "American Idol got it wrong tonight. Megan is so talented and versatile. Iam is is not." Another user wrote, "How did megan not win? Iam sounds the same every song like I swear he won only bc people felt sorry for him #americanidol he's good don't get me wrong but really." Another fan said, "That win seems unfair." Another person penned, "You got robbed!!!! You are a star in the making! You will have the same success as Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson!"

'American Idol' will return with a new season between January and March of 2024 during the broadcast television midseason schedule.

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 'American Idol' slammed for 'robbing' Megan Danielle as she gets eliminated in Season 21 Finale