Francisco Martin (age 19) from San Francisco, California performed “Adore You” by Harry Styles during the Finale of American Idol 2020 (Season 18).
Luke Bryan said he is proud that Francisco made it to the Top 5. He said he enjoyed Francisco’s confidence and thanked him for working so hard the past few months.
Lionel Richie said that Francisco earned being in the finals of American Idol and his stage presence is better than before.
Katy Perry said Francisco deserved to be in the Finals. “I saw you smiling in the screen. I mean, if you can do that to an iPhone, imagine what you will do to a large crowd,” she said.
Francisco Martin competed against Just Sam, Arthur Gunn, Dillon James, and Jonny West in the Finale. Just Sam was voted as the winner of American Idol 2020, while Arthur Gunn emerged as the runner-up.
“Adore You” was released as the second single from Harry Styles’ second studio album, Fine Line. “Adore You” peaked at number 6 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and topped the US Mainstream Top 40.
American Idol Season 18 premiered at 8PM, February 16, 2020 on ABC television and airs Sundays at 8/7c. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, filming of American Idol was temporarily suspended and contestants were sent home. Production resumed in late April, with all of the contestants performing from their homes.
Ryan Seacrest continues his role as the show’s host and Bobby Bones returns as the in-house mentor. Despite budget cuts, Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie come back as judges for their third season of the series.
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