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Twitter Users Have Mixed Reactions after Chayce Beckham's 'American Idol' Win

Busayo Ogunjimi
May 24, 2021
08:30 A.M.
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Chayce Beckham emerged winner of "American Idol," but his victory left Twitter users with mixed reactions, thinking his victory was undeserved.


Chayce Beckham made history by becoming the winner of season 19 of the popular music show "American Idol" after seeing off competition from fellow contestants Grace Kinstler and Willie Spence.

The 24-year-old received the most viewers votes to be named the winner following a series of impressive performances that endeared him to fans' hearts.

Judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel Richie, along with host Ryan Seacrest on "American Idol" on October 06, 2020 | Photo: Getty Images



Shortly after Beckham's victory was announced, it garnered mixed reactions from Twitter users, with some fans labeling his win as disgusting while others believed he was the right choice for the top prize.

One visibly irritated fan wrote, "Disgusting. Willie should have won.. he was the best." Another user remarked that it was a waste of time watching the show, claiming that it was rigged.


A third user displeased with the result echoed the sentiments of others that the show was rigged in Beckham's favor and wrote, "Totally wrong, talk about rigged, this truly was rigged."

Shortly after she shared a snap of the outfit on her Instagram, it quickly became a hit amongst her fans.

Another user noted that it was a surprise to have the result that way. One user wrote, "I'm sorry, I really like Chayce, but his talent does not measure up to either Willie or Grace's enormous gifts."


On the other side of the fence, other users were glad to have the 24-year-old emerge as the winner. One of such users sweetly wrote, "CONGRATULATIONS ON WINNING #AmericanIdol YOU are amazing, and I can't wait to see what's next for you."

One of Beckham's happy fans wrote, "Congratulations on your win. May you be blessed with a long career." Another fan tweeted, "Congrats Chayce! I was hoping you will win, and you did !!!"



Since emerging as the winner of the popular show, most fans have been craving to know more about their new champion. All through the season, the heavy machinery operator from Apple Valley, California, maintained his pace as one of the show's standout performers.

Beckham's story of his battle with alcohol and his fight to stay sober made him captivating to his fans as much as his vocal prowess.


Also, before going solo in his musical career, Beckham honed his skills in a local band to which he belonged. His local band was into reggae, but Beckham always had an eye for something unique, which earned him a chance in the spotlight.


During the show's season finale, all three judges performed on the night, but it was Katy Perry's stunning outfit that stole the night. She rocked a strapless, sparkling silver dress.

Perry paired the catchy look with black pants and open-toed shoes. Shortly after she shared a snap of the outfit on her Instagram, it quickly became a hit amongst her fans.