How Chayce Beckham Made ‘American Idol’ History with His Win
Beckham discussed how he felt about his win, and reacted to the news that his win on the show made history. Ryan Seacrest also shared what he was thinking when the results were announced.
Chayce Beckham Makes ‘American Idol’ History
During his appearance on Live with Kelly and Ryan, Beckham said he hasn’t had a chance to celebrate his win yet, but he was looking forward to having time to go fishing with his family. He also got an invitation to go fishing from judge Luke Bryan during the finale.
Seacrest, meanwhile, revealed what he was thinking when he read that Beckham was the winner. He said he was looking at both Beckham and Spence, trying not to look at either of them too much so as not to give away the results.
Beckham said he was “at peace with it,” no matter who won the show. He shared that he would have been happy if Spence or third-place singer Grace Kinstler won. He added, “It just felt good to be up there standing with Willie.”
Kelly Ripa revealed that Beckham’s win marks the first time in American Idol history that the winner’s single was written by the contestant. Beckham was humble about the success his song “23” has had, saying it “did pretty good.”
Willie Spence Reflects on How Far He’s Come
Beckham and Spence also appeared on GMA Monday morning. Spence told the show that it was an honor to share the stage with Leona Lewis during Sunday night’s finale. He added that he was “living in the moment.”
Spence also reflected on how far he’s come since a video of him singing Rihanna’s “Diamonds” went viral a few years ago. He said he would have never expected to get to this point back when he first sang that song. He added that he’s “honored and grateful.”
Beckham, meanwhile, shared that he displayed the kind of music he wants to record during his time on Idol. He said he wants to make country music in Nashville and get even more songs on the charts.