Nick Fradiani is the latest winner of "American Idol."
29-year-old Connecticut rocker, Nick Fradiani, beat 22-year-old vocalist Clark Beckham, to win the 14th edition of Fox talent competition, 'American Idol XIV'.
His victory places him on same list as former champions Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Phillip Phillips and Kris Allen.
"I can't …," emotional Fradiani said "Thank you guys so much, thank you so much. It's amazing — the best day of my life." - he added.
Prior to the announcement, Fradiani addressed runner-up Beckham as one of the best musicians that has ever been around.
According to the Nielsen company, 'American Idol' which hit a peak of 30.3 million viewers in 2005, is now averaging 9.15 million viewers per episode.