American Idol’s Luke Bryan has been criticized for ruining the finale for fans after revealing a spoiler before the crucial moment airs

FANS have criticized American Idol judge Luke Bryan for revealing spoilers before a pivotal moment aired.

After an extended three-hour finale, Luke, 45, announced the winner of the final three contestants: Megan Danielle, 21, Colin Stough, 18, and William “Iam” Tongi.

Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, Ryan Secret and Luke posed with Wiliam Iam Tongi


Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, Ryan Secret and Luke posed with Wiliam Iam TongiPhoto credit: Getty
Fans criticized Luke for announcing the winner before the West Coast finale aired


Fans criticized Luke for announcing the winner before the West Coast finale airedPhoto credit: Getty
Luke pictured at the judges' table on American Idol


Luke pictured at the judges’ table on American IdolPhoto credit: Getty

in a (n Instagram Post, the American Idol judges, which included Luke, Lionel Ritchie, 73, Katy Perry, 38, and presenter Ryan Seacrest, posed with the season 21 winner.

The ABC star congratulated Iam and captioned the post, “He’s our @americanidol 2023.”

“It was an incredible season. Thank you to everyone who helped put the show together. This is a degree!”


Unfortunately, viewers in the comments section criticized the country singer for announcing the much-anticipated moment before the talent contest show aired on the West Coast.

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One critic ranted: “West Coast is still watching. Thanks for screwing it up.”

A second critic added, “I probably should have stayed off social media.”

A third reviewer remarked: “Look! So don’t go on social media until it’s over! Laugh a lot!”

A fourth person chimed in: “Wish you’d waited a while to post. We taped it and didn’t get to see it in full tonight.”

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Before the season 21 finale aired, the popular talent show previewed Iam’s homecoming performance in Hawaii.

In the short video, Tongi performed on stage in front of a packed audience.

The singer played his guitar while wearing a lei, also known as a lei, which is given away in Hawaii as a symbol of welcome or farewell.

The caption read, “Flower power and all that aloha.”

“Hawaii has welcomed its hometown hero @wtongi!”

Viewers and judges seemed poised to name Iam the “true winner” of the show.

During Disney Night, Tongi honored his late father and sang the song “Father and Son” by Cat Stevens.

After his performance, Katy – who dressed up as Elastigirl from The Incredibles – hinted that he could be the next winner.

She hinted: “I think it’s in the stars.”


It’s not just fans who seem upset by the Knockin’ Boots hitmaker.

Lionel reportedly snubbed his fellow judges when he shared a promotional image of his upcoming performance.

The concert is titled Lionel Richie and Friends: Dancing on the Sand.

The star-studded weekend includes performances by Sheryl Crow, Nile Rogers and Chic.

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The tropical music festival takes place from late November to early December at the Atlantis Resort in Nassau, Bahamas.

The Say You, Say Me star reportedly ignored Luke and Katy and boasted about a “legendary musical weekend in the Bahamas” and urged fans to sign up for pre-sale tickets.

Fans claimed Iam was the


Fans claimed Iam was the “real winner” even before the finale airedPhoto credit: Getty
I'll be on the American Idol stage during Disney Night


I’ll be on the American Idol stage during Disney NightPhoto credit: Getty


CELINE CASTRONUOVO is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. CELINE CASTRONUOVO joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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