Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips performed three songs (Simon Fuller’s choice, favorite song of the season, and their winner’s song) on American Idol Season 11 Finale performance night on Tuesday, May 22.
First round featured a Simon Fuller’s choice, Jessica kicked off the singing competition with a Whitney Houston hit “I Have Nothing” while Phillip Phillips performed “Stand By Me” by Ben E. King. Judge Jennifer Lopez calls him the modern day crooner, and noted the finale was a “battle of the opposites.” Randy Jackson said Jessica won Round 1.
Second round, contestants picked their favorite of the season, Jessica chose Celine Dion’s song “The Prayer” while Phillips “Movin Out” by Billy Joel. Randy Jackson announced a tie in Round 2, Steven Tyler gave it to Jessica, and JLo said it was Phillip’s round.
The third round, the winning song, Jessica’s performed “Change Nothing” while Phillip Phillips “Home“. JLo said, it was a wrong choice of song for Jessica. She said the young singer has more soul than what “Change Nothing” requires. Phillip received a standing ovation from the audience and the judges.
Who do you think is the real winner of American Idol Season 11? Jessica Sanchez or Phillip Phillips? Let’s find out the live results here tomorrow!