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“American Idol” Runner-Up Will Moseley Overtakes Winner Abi Carter On ‘Billboard’ Charts

Abi Carter and Will Moseley smile as they sit at a restaurant table together. Abi is taking the photo.

The latest season of American Idol has ended, but the contestants’ journeys as musical artists have only just begun. Best of all, this doesn’t only apply to the winner, Abi Carter. That being said, the most recently crowned champion certainly is having a great start to her career post-Idol. When joining the show, Abi captured the attention of fans with her incredible rendition of What Was I Made For? by Billie Eilish. Now, she’s captivating audiences again — but with an original song.

Her latest single is called This Isn’t Over. Thanks to all of the loving fans Abi Carter has garnered during her run on American Idol, the song debuted at No. 23 on the Digital Song Sales chart on Billboard, selling 2,436 copies. And that doesn’t even count streaming numbers! Considering how new Abi is to the music world, this is especially impressive! Plus, she’s only getting started — there’s more music to come!

“I want to start releasing songs ASAP. I’ve been writing for so long now and I can’t wait to put something out in the world that I so fully believe in,” Abi says, adding, “Not that the other ones that I’ve put out have not because they do, but I think it’ll be just a little bit different and I’m really excited for it.”

Runner-Up Will Moseley Charts Above Abi Carter on Billboard

Meanwhile, runner-up Will Moseley is also having the time of his life. Despite not winning, he couldn’t be happier for the opportunities being on Idol has and continues to give him. In fact, he also has a song that’s charting — and it’s above Abi! His song, Good Book Bad, debuted at No. 14 with 3,457 copies sold. Plus, Will already has big plans coming up: He’ll be opening for Zac Brown Band on June 2!

“Coming out of college, I thought about getting a job but I knew I’d regret it if I didn’t give myself a year,” he said, explaining he gave himself a year to decide if music was the right path for him. “I think for me that year mark rolling around at the season finale and me still being in it, that’s the special part.”

No matter how Will and Abi chart in comparison to one another, one thing is for sure: Both of these friends have tons of loving fans who can’t wait to hear more music from them both!

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