END OF AN ERA

Trent Harmon Wins Final ‘American Idol’

American Idol ended its 15-year run Thursday night by naming 24-year-old Mississippi native Trent Harmon as the show’s final winner. Harmon beat out fellow Mississippian La’Porsha Renae to win a record contract. The show featured past winners including Taylor Hicks, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson, and David Cook while Simon Cowell and fellow original judges Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul appeared on stage to pay tribute to the show and host Ryan Seacrest.