Laine Hardy poses backstage at Good Morning America on Monday morning (May 20) in New York City.

The night before, the 18-year-old singer was announced as the winner of American Idol!

while at GMA, Laine opened up about the moment he was called as the winner.

“My mind went… blacked out. I don’t even know,” he told host Michael Strahan. “When Ryan [Seacrest] called my name, my mind blacked out and I didn’t know what to do. I just forgot everything.”

Laine also dished that the first thing he wants to do when he can, is go home, see his mom and eat her cooking.

“Now that the show is over, first thing I’m going to do is go home, see my mom. I miss my mom,” he said. “My family, my dogs, and stuff, for just a couple of days or something. Then I’m going to get straight into working on my music, getting it out to my fans.”

Also pictured: Laine arriving at the Good Morning America studios in a maroon shirt, and waving to fans while leaving the studios.


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