‘American Idol’: Nick Fradiani Surprises Lucky Moms With A Mother’s Day Call

Jennifer Esposito - Author

Oct. 30 2016, Updated 4:01 a.m. ET

American Idol contestant Nick Fradiani set out on a mission to surprise as many moms as he could on Mother’s Day. Fans sent him over 2,000 phone numbers when he revealed he would be calling moms across the country to wish them Happy Mother’s Day.

Nick announced on his Facebook page that he would, of course, be calling his mom to wish her a Happy Mother’s Day. He said many of his fans have told him he is their moms’ favorite Idol. He shared he would love to call some of them as a thank you for the support he’s gotten throughout his American Idol journey.

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“So tomorrow is Mother’s Day, and I will be calling my mom to wish her a Happy Mother’s Day. Since I will be on the phone anyway, I was wondering if you wanted me to call your mom? Many of you have said that I am your mom’s favorite, so this is my way of saying, thank you! I am so appreciative of everything you have done to get me this far, I would like to do something for you.”

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After calling as many of them as he could, he apologized for not having enough time in the day to get to every one. He said it was so much fun, he may have to make it a yearly tradition.

Nick’s version of Andy Grammer’s “Back Home” received rave reviews — including from Andy Grammer himself. Last week, Nick found out they’ll be doing a duet for tonight’s finale episode. They will perform “Back Home” and “Honey, I’m Good.” He tweeted that he will also be covering a Jason Mraz song, during which he will play the piano.

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The top three each recorded their coronation singles, which were released on iTunes yesterday. You can hear a snippet of Nick’s “Beautiful Life,” which seems to fit him perfectly. The final two will get to perform their songs live tonight, as they battle it out to be crowned the 14th American Idol.

While Fradiani hasn’t been portrayed as a country artist on the show, mentor Scott Borchetta of Big Machine Records feels he could go that direction. He recently told Taste of Country, if the 29-year-old singer should win, he may encourage him to do just that. He feels Nick has a country side, saying, “His voice is one of those voices that could work in pop or country.”

Can you picture the Connecticut cutie as a country crooner? Who do you want to be the next American Idol — Nick Fradiani, Jax, or Clark Beckham?

The two night finale event begins tonight on Fox. Don’t forget tonight’s episode airs at 8 p.m. CT/9 p.m. ET. Wednesday’s episode is 7 p.m CT/8 p.m. ET.

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