Sunday, May 26, 2024

Chayce Beckham Wins “American Idol” as iTunes Predicted, Single “23” Shoots Up to Number 2


All wrapped up with a bow on it: Chayce Beckham won “American Idol” last night. The show knew it, as Chayce’s single, “23” had been a hit for a week on iTunes, selling 25,000 copies. It’s the number 1 country song, and now it’s the number 2 pop song, right behind two versions of the new BTS concoction.

The show even saved Beckham singing “23” right til the very end. All nice and neat. The machine still works.

The two runners up, Grace Kinstler, and Willie Spence, will go on into the books and maybe have careers.

No one knows what happened to last year’s winner, Just Sam. As I’ve said before, if anyone knows, please drop me a line at

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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