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Jennifer Lopez

The Newest 'Idol': Connecticut's Nick Fradiani

The Newest 'Idol': Connecticut's Nick Fradiani

The list that started in 2002 with then-unknown, now-superstar Kelly Clarkson has a new name: Nick Fradiani of Guilford won the 14th season of "American Idol" on Wednesday night. The announcement came at the end of a two-hour, star-studded live season finale on Fox. When "Idol" host Ryan Seacrest opened the envelope to announce that Fradiani had bested Clark Beckham in nationwide voting, Fradiani was briefly stunned speechless. Then he hugged all the Top 12 Idols as they spilled onto the stage and ran into the audience to hug his tearful parents, Nick and Elizabeth Fradiani, and his sister, Kristen. About 400 people at an "Idol" viewing party behind St....