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Who Won 'American Idol' 2012?

Who Won 'American Idol' 2012?

The winner of American Idol season 11 has been announced!

Sixteen-year-old powerhouse singer Jessica Sanchez and 21-year-old heartthrob Phillip Phillips were the last two contestants standing in the finale.

A record number of votes were cast after last night’s sing off — 132 million!

During last evening’s performance show, the judges – Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler, and Randy Jackson – crowned Phillip as their favorite after his original song performance.

On tonight’s results show, past Idol contestants Ace Young and girlfriend Diana Degarmo got engaged. Host Ryan Seacrest pulled the couple up on stage where Ace proposed!

Click inside to find out who won American Idol season eleven…


ARE YOU HAPPY with the results of American Idol season eleven?

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240 Responses to “Who Won 'American Idol' 2012?”

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  1. 26
    :P NO! Says:

    Darn you American Idol! In my opinion, Jessica deserves it! Are you kidding me?! She’s only 16! I’m guessing most girls voted for Phillip… T^T

  2. 27
    solecito Says:

    Another triumph for stupid teenage girls voting non-stop for the cute white guy with guitar.

  3. 28
    Marymartisius Says:

    Regardless of who wins, my fav and most entertaining part is the auditions. My family laughs like crazy. Exposure is the most important issue for these young singers. Those who are the best , winner or not, will move forward with a singing career….and most of the ones who win, because of the “cute” factor will fade over time. It is frustrating that the best and most talented don’t always win, but those who really want it have a chance to go after it.

  4. 29
    Tiana Says:

    So pissed right now! Jessica, with the right material, your still going to shine baby girl<3 Her voice is amazing!!

  5. 30
    Marisa Says:

    This is by far one of the, if not the best season EVER of American Idol. Soo many talented singers in the top 12! Although I really wanted Jessica to win, I had a feeling that Phil would take home the trophy. Sometimes the most talented person doesn’t take the title, just look at Daughtry and where he is now. He got out after the top 7!! Jessica will definitely be a HUGE star with that voice and I wish both her and Phil a lot of success. Great show tonight and can’t wait for next season!!

  6. 31
    Marissa Says:

    @Krista: @Hina: Yes predictable again You must be kidding me

  7. 32
    Diane Says:

    Um, I’m far from my teen years. 51 actually. I am thrilled Phillip won. His style and song choice and performances entertained me week after week. I never cared for Jessica’s performances. How about that annoying screaming tonight when she sang with that bizarre woman with the strange faces? What the heck was THAT? Certainly not entertainment.

    I really enjoyed Phillip with Fogerty. Way to go America! Phillip rocks!

  8. 33
    Marissa Says:

    @SE: So you must be one of those adolescent girls

  9. 34
    Me3 Says:

    Totally agree Diane. Phillip rocks! I’m so HAPPY! Oh yeah, I’m 37 yrs. old. Far from my teen years too.

  10. 35
    Rick Says:

    Who was that woman Jessica sang with tonight? I couldn’t keep a straight face. That was just stupid. That’s why Jessica lost. YOU WILL LOVE ME! No. No we won’t.

  11. 36
    JoshyBoy Says:

    I’m a Josh fan, but I voted for Phillip last night. I’d buy his CD. Not Jessica’s. I’m a 27 year old guy. It takes more than impressing teen girls to win.

  12. 37
    wakeupNsee Says:

    I only heard Phillip sing once and that was tonight when I tuned in to the last 5 minutes of the show. I skipped the whole season. Anyway, I thought he sounded awful! And he showed no excitement when he won. Like he expected to win and was bored.

  13. 38
    Ladybug Says:


    I’m with you Diane. I don’t think I remember my teen years it’s been so long. HAHAHAHAHA Phillip is adorable and has a sweet voice. It was so sweet when he cried tonight.

  14. 39
    Ladybug Says:

    He was crying! You try singing when you’re crying! He was stunned, couldn’t you tell? He’s a sweetheart. Everyone loved him.

  15. 40
    Ladybug Says:


    HAHAHAHA Rick! I know! When that lady first started to sing, I thought she yawned. The facial expressions were out there. And I don’t care for that type of song or singing. Shove it down our throats why don’t you. YUCK!

  16. 41
    sdf Says:

    @Antonio: What makes you think Rose1987389 is black? Or are you just using Black people as an example? For YEARS whites had their t.v. with NO black people on it. So don’t try to pull that black people have their own station bs as if whites never had theirs. Come up with a better example next time.

  17. 42
    Paulina Says:

    Phillips sucks… Jessica waz soooo much better!!!!

  18. 43
    gmac3 Says:

    duh you must blind as well

  19. 44
    Stef Says:

    Indeed, Jessica did a great job. The sad part is, talent like hers is never appreciated. At the end of the day, those who people think is cute, hot and everything nice physically wins. I am so disappointed… tsk.=(

  20. 45
    Sunny Says:

    @Marisa: Are you kidding me this is the worst season of American Idol ever…EVER!!!

  21. 46
    Roy Says:

    ANOTHER bull—t show…!!! The judges changed their minds and made it clear who they wanted to win – for whatever political reasons. They “sold Jessica out” – BIG TIME!!!

  22. 47
    AmerIdol Says:

    Talen t like hers in never appreciated? Or maybe, people just don’t LIKE her style as much as Phillips. There is no right and wrong in what people LIKE about music. Your opinion is not more valid than mine. She made it to the final. Some people like her. Fact is, more people like Phillip. Deal.

  23. 48
    bella0104 Says:

    So far in 11 seasons, only Whites and African Americans have won the contest. Both Phillip and Jessica were talented and I was hoping that Jessica will win if only to show that the rumors of the contest being racist are not true. The judges skewered Jessica at the perfect moment the other night and at that point i knew that it will be the white guy again. It’s been WGWGs one after another and so far, they have had no commercial success that came close to Carrie’s or Kelly’s.Clearly, the WGWG demographic vote but do not buy the records. Jessica has a wider demographic globally and her winning would have made a great statement. She would have been the youngest, Asian-Latina-American who almost went home but got saved winner.

  24. 49
    Sad Says:

    I’m shocked at how Jessica fans have been bashing Phillip. This attitude is maybe what turned people off of voting for Jessica. You can’t tell anyone how to vote and saying bad things about Phillip only backfired in the end. Show some respect. She lost, but she made it to the finals. She’ll be okay.

  25. 50
    jay Says:

    this is the reason why philip win:the most viewers of american idol is women

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