The internet is in shock over one American Idol contestant not winning the coveted title.
Season 21 of the hit singing competition series featured a ton of amazing talent but New Jersey native Wé Ani was one contestant who many thought was going to be crowned the winner in the end.
Wé Ani gave stunning performances throughout her time on the show.
From performing ‘Bust Your Windows’ alongside Jazmine Sullivan to beautifully covering Whitney Houston’s ‘I Have Nothing’, Wé Ani wowed everyone with her incredible vocals.
While fans were convinced the singer was going to make it to the end, she was shockingly eliminated during Disney Night after performing ‘The Climb’ by Miley Cyrus — not advancing to the top 3.
'American Idol' fans think Wé Ani was 'robbed' and 'deserved' the winning title.
— ethan | USED TO BE YOUNG (@ethanscyrus) May 15, 2023
We’ani was the BEST performer tonight. How do you go from having the most voted last week to eliminated this week. She was the best performer! Colin should’ve gone home #AmericanIdol
— Unknown (@words_frm_pele) May 15, 2023
Ok I’m done with American idol… the fact that Wé Ani didn’t make it in the top 3 but Colin Stough and Megan Danielle did? Quite wack
Top 3 should have been:
– Wé Ani
– Zachariah Smith
– Iam Tongi
I will be the first to buying Wé Ani concert tix when she makes it big#WeAni
— SAW TAYLOR 8/9 (@rebekahurst) May 15, 2023
Some are even convinced that Wé Ani will become the next Jennifer Hudson.
We’ Ani will become the new Jennifer Hudson, mark my words. #AmericanIdol
— Jeremy Striano (@JPStriano98) May 15, 2023
Just remember Jennifer Hudson came in 7th on Idol. We'Ani will go farther by not winning ❤️
— Meowza 🐈 (@whitney_cat) May 15, 2023
— Cynthia Harding (@singingliberal) May 22, 2023
— Christina Kleman (@cmkleman) May 15, 2023
American Idol returns with season 22 in 2024.