Although Francisco Martin did not win the grand prize as his supporters hoped, his talent and story has made fans out of those who followed his “American Idol” journey from the beginning.
Like all the other remaining contestants, Martin competed for the finale at home.
His supportive Filipino family was his audience.
They were with him since the beginning of his “Idol” dreams.
The singer-songwriter from the Bay Area, who performed a cover of “Adore” by Harry Styles, finished in the top five.
Just Sam won this year’s Idol title.
The Idol finale was history-making as it was the first time they held their usual biggest show of the season through remote performances.
One of the highlights of the show was a “We Are The World” performance led by Lionel Richie and all the top contestants.
The show’s former champions and talents joined in the familiar song that’s meant to inspire during these challenging times.