"Chayce, you win American Idol! Which means Willie is our runner-up. Congratulations guys! Thank you Willie Spence!"
Grace Kinstler, a 20-year-old college student from Lakewood, IL, finished the competition in third place.
Ryan revealed Chayce, a 24-year-old heavy machinery operator from Apple Valley, CA, as the season's winner based on home-viewer voting that took place coast-to-coast as Season 19's Top 3 finalists performed during the live broadcast.
The Top 3 finalists completed two rounds of performances during the first hour of the broadcast, after which the home voting to determine the season's Top 2 finalists ended.
Shortly afterward, Ryan announced Grace had been eliminated and Chayce and Willie, a 21-year-old caretaker from Douglas, GA, were Idol's Season 19 Top 2 finalists.
Chayce and Willie then later sang one more set of solo performances later in the Idol broadcast, and voting for competitions' winner closed after broadcast's last commercial break.