Couldn't Watch 'American Idol' Live? Here's How to Catch the Finale on Hulu

Allison DeGrushe - Author

May 22 2023, Updated 9:42 a.m. ET

'American Idol' Season 21 poster.
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Spoiler alert: This article contains major spoilers for the Season 21 finale of American Idol.

Another year, another epic conclusion to a brilliant season of American Idol. On Sunday, May 21, the Season 21 finale of ABC's hit singing competition premiered, and boy, did the top three contestants bring the heat for the Keith Urban-themed night.

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If you missed out on the live broadcast, no worries — the episode is on its way to Hulu! But when can fans expect it on the streaming service? Here's everything we know about when the American Idol Season 21 finale will be available to stream on Hulu. Plus, stick around to find out which contestant was crowned the winner!

Colin Stough, Megan Danielle, and Iam Tongi during the Season 21 finale of 'American Idol'
Source: ABC
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When will the 'American Idol' finale be on Hulu?

Following the live broadcast, the Season 21 finale of American Idol will be available to stream on Hulu. The streaming service doesn't typically announce when new episodes arrive, but fans can expect the nail-biting conclusion to drop at around 3 a.m. EST on Monday, May 22.

Who won 'American Idol' Season 21? (SPOILERS)

After several weeks of fierce competition, it all came down to the Season 21 final three: Colin Stough, Megan Danielle, and Iam Tongi. There were various performances from the remaining contestants and many notable guests, ultimately ending with American Idol officially crowning its brand-new winner.

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Iam Tongi is the winner of 'American Idol' Season 21!
Source: ABC

So, without further ado, the winner of American Idol Season 21 is ... Iam Tongi!

The 18-year-old performer joins the likes of Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood, among a few others, as the winner of the singing competition. ABC spoke with the champion after the show, who revealed he was still in shock.

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"Honestly, it feels crazy, and it feels unreal, and I love just everyone," Iam told the outlet, noting that he's more than ready for what's to come next in his career. "For sure, I'm going to be doing live shows, concerts, and stuff because I love live [performances]. I'm going to have fun doing it."

Congrats to Iam and the runner-ups, Megan and Colin, for their remarkable performances throughout Season 21 of American Idol. We can't wait to see where life takes them next!

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