After 15 seasons of epic performances, the reality series

Harmon beat fellow Mississippi native La'Porsha Renae to win the title as the series came to a close.

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Following the announcement of his win, Harmon held on to Renae saying "I know that I have a God-given ability, but I didn't want to take it for granted. I wanted to work so, so hard, and she pushed me to do it," he said.

Harmon worked as a waiter at his family's restaurant before auditioning for the show, while Renae overcame domestic abuse to compete in the show.

The finale kicked off with a video message from Barack Obama congratulating American Idol on an incredible 15 Season run, while sharing a special message about voting.

In 2015, it was announced that the popular reality TV show will finally come to an end in 2016 after its 15th season on FOX.

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According to The Associated Press, the show which was one of the most watched shows, had dropped from 30.8 million viewers per episode in 2006 to 6.5 million viewers.

Watch Trent Harmon perform his winning song "Falling" after being crowned the final American Idol below.