Phillip Phillips, 21, from Leesburg, Georgia, has won the popular singing show “American Idol“. He was crowned American Idol Season 11 Winner on Wednesday night, May 23 at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. The runner up was awarded to Jessica Sanchez of San Diego, California.
On Tuesday, May 22, American Idol 2012 Top 2 performed three songs each. First round was a Simon Fuller’s choice, the second, favorite song of the season, and their winner’s song on the third round.
He performed “Stand By Me” by Ben E. King on the first round. Billy Joel’s hit “Movin Round” on the second and on the last round, Phillips got a standing ovation from the audience and the judges for his performance of “Home“.
Phillips is the 7th male “American Idol” winner, and the 5th consecutive male winner, after David Cook (Season 7), Kris Allen (Season 8), Lee DeWyze (Season 9) and Scotty McCreery (Season 10).
Who will be crowned as the next American Idol? The votes have been counted and the results are also in! 132 MILLION votes came in last night, according to Nigel Lythgoe. That tops last year’s finale total of 120 million. Join us for the live results of American Idol Season 11 Top 2 Finale Live Results Show!
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The Final Results of American Idol 2012:
Winner – Phillip Phillips
Second Place – Jessica Sanchez
Joshua Ledet and Fantasia performance on American Idol 11 Finale night.
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!
Fil-American Jessica Sanchez, 16, from San Diego, California, have won our poll for the most favorite contestant on American Idol Season 11. Jessica was a consistent winner of our poll for six consecutive weeks. It was followed by eliminated contestants, Joshua Ledet and Colton Dixon.
If Jessica wins, she will be the first Asian to be crowned winner of the reality television singing competition “American Idol“. In fact Jessica has reached the highest ranking from the show in the history of Filipino contestants. Followed by Thia Megia on Top 11 last year. Ramielle Malubay on Season 7 Top 9, on Season 3, Camille Velasco on Top 9 while Jasmine Trias on Top 3.
Will she be the next American Idol? Find out on Thursday, May 23, for the Idol Finale Results. Check out for the live updates here!
Who do you think will win on American Idol Season 11 – Jessica Sanchez or Phillip Phillips? Tonight on American Idol, the remaining two Idol contestants, Jessica and Phillips, will sing three songs each for the finale episode!
Join us for the live posting of their performance! Find out the live results on Thursday, May 23, Part Two Episode of the Finale.