In an ordinary year, Nadja Holm had been allowed to sing the winning song in front of an audience of thousands of people in the Globe in Stockholm.
But due to the corona pandemic, the final was carried out without an audience in the usual "Idol" studio in Spånga.
The 23-year-old from Piteå sang during the evening Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar's "Freedom" and Loren Allred's "Never enough" from the film "The greatest showman".
Like Paulina Pancenkov, she also performed the winning song "(Better get) Used to me", written by jury member Alexander Kronlund.
One of the evening's themes was that the idols would perform a song they had sung earlier during the competition, but now in a more maxed out version.
The first time Nadja Holm sang "Freedom" she did it from her hotel room during a corona quarantine at the beginning of the season.
Just before the Friday finals started, almost half of the idols were affected by covid-19.
During the last "Idol" week, the finalists have been kept separate to reduce the risk of someone getting sick.
Nadja Holm has previously told TT that she would be happy with the result, regardless of how the final ended.
- I think that Paulina and I have already won because we are standing there.
Many have tried to create a rivalry between us, "how much do you want to win over Paulina?", But we are good friends and I will be happy no matter what, she said then.
This is the first time since 2014 that the "Idol" victory has been taken home by a woman.