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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…


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PHILLIP PHILLIPS! PHILLIP PHILLIPS! PHILLIP PHILLIPS!

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

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  1. 76
    JHON Says:

    he will be like kris allen whit adam
    adam way better!
    congrats jessica u are the best

  2. 77
    boba Says:

    In my opinion Philip is the most original and he deserve to win it.

  3. 78
    Rick Says:

    With the terrible song given to Jessica to sing & make her first record, it’s better that she did not get the contract. Only Kelly Clarkson got a hit with her finale song. Watch PHILLIP PHILLIPS song go…..er…um…no where!!! LOL!! The 3 best parts of American Idol are:
    (1)The beginning with all the crack-pots
    (2)The end, where you see the REAL talent
    (3)When it’s over….BECAUSE IT’S GUARANTEED TO DISAPPOINT!!! hahahahahahahahahhahahaha….. Just 2 camps left over hating each other.

    I hope they both do fine….Let the better talent rise & keep rising!!!!

    ok….That’s my opinion…Much Metta to all!!!

  4. 79
    Bowen Says:

    No wayyyy!!!! He can’t even sing!!!!! What are people voting for???? It cracks me up how these voting shows go. The news right after the show, took a poll and Jessica won by 60%!!!! She is clearly the most talented one!!!! The voting process needs to be changed one per phone number. It’s a joke anymore.

  5. 80
    Nancy Says:

    Phillip Phillips got my vote and I’m 54 years old. Why? He came across like a regular guy who was confident in his own skin. I did like Jessica, but sometimes I felt she was trying to be too grown up with her dress and song choice. She is a talented singer- no doubt – and I wish her the very best. I got choked up watching Phillip struggle with his emotions in the finale. To see him leave the stage in the middle of his song to go embrace his family was so tender. He came across as genuine and truly American.

  6. 81
    Bonita Says:

    @Me3: you wouldn’t recognize singing if it came up and bit you on your face, boring one note phillip please, white people…….shakin my head

  7. 82
    Joel Says:

    Jessica is the better singer, Phillip is the better musician. In fact, he’s one of the most talented musicians that has ever been on AI. I would see the argument for both to win. If it’s a singing competition, vote for the better singer, but if you see it as building a young talent I believe you must go with PP. He’s more entertaining, more diverse, & more unique. Phillips deserved to win tonight. Glad to see him so taken by it

  8. 83
    Bonita Says:

    @Antonio: minorities cannot be racist their the disadvantage group have to stick together, majority of anything equals advantaged

  9. 84
    Bonita Says:

    @Sad: white people…shaking my head

  10. 85
    cocoy Says:

    America, America, Why do we have to be so angry. Philipps has his own talent and charms but vocally no way compare to Jessica. We all see that. And for all Jessica fans Let us all be happy cause She will do better than Philips. Almost all the runner up has better career than the AI. With Jessica’s voice and talent as young as she is she will far and succeed more. It is just sad that because of the cute , and sexy and wgwg tradition american has lower the standard of our american Idol.
    Jessica will go a long ways with her super vocals and will develop to be a performer. she is only 16 y/o lot more. God bless you, There is more blessing to come for you. Stay humble.

  11. 86
    tennille Says:

    It goes simply as it is; Jessica’ high pitch voice was beated by Phillip’s boyish & charming looks.
    Congrats Phillips!!!
    I would even like you even more if you put past Justine Bieber’s tweensy career into the grave.

  12. 87
    Bowen Says:

    @Ladybug: lol

  13. 88
    Gavin Says:

    @Diane:

    I find it funny that you criticize a Grammy/Tony award winner singer as well as a broadway actress. Clearly Jessica and Jennifer’s duet was the best of the night. Oh, and doesnt Philip make horrendous faces? Or after seeing him make the same face every five words become normal to you :]?

  14. 89
    AmuseMe Says:

    Strange… Every time I try to add my “+” or “-” to a comment, the opposite is added.

    Anyway, this is the very first season of AI I’ve completely watched. I am not a karaoke fan, and despite the fact that some of these kids have amazing voices, it’s generally still just an elevated karaoke contest. Phillip Phillips is the only reason I hung on for the entire season this year. Don’t get me wrong- I fell in love with the Top 3 (Jessica, Joshua and Phillip) in the end. But it was Phillip’s artistic talent, the way he can take a boring, run-of-the-mill pop song and turn it into something interesting, that kept me tuning in week after week.

    You cannot compare Jessica to Phillip. Jessica is a pop vocalist and Phillip is an artist. They are both good at what they do, and I would have been happy with either of them (or even Joshua) as the winner. It all depends upon your personal taste, and what you like to listen to. I am not a fan of pop, so I would buy Phillip’s music before Jessica’s. Don’t fret, because all three should have successful careers. And if you don’t like the results, vote more!

  15. 90
    Mark Says:

    When Jennifer thought that PP’s terrible rendition of a Billy Joel’s great song “Moving Out” was better than Jessica’s version of “The Prayer” I had doubts with both American Idol and Jennifer’s ability to see talent. Jessica’s talent goes way beyond any talent that Phillip will ever reach. Phillip is a good singer but I have seen similar out there in many bars in NYC. 13 year old girls voting have never seen all the talent out there in the streets yet. How do you get 132 million votes cast on less than 20 million viewers? Does that mean that adults aren’t putting in 20 votes each. They should all look at Melanie Amaro from the X Factor to see real talent and only Jessica could compare to her.

  16. 91
    klista Says:

    I love jessica, but i dont want to hate phillip…
    I think, ninakaw yung title kay jessica
    she deserves the title.. but what can we do now? si phillip na yung nanalo… wala na tayo’ng magagawa.. right? Phillip is already 21 yrs. old while jessica is 16. Jessica has a bright future and have a long way to go and she can mold her talent as time goes by. You know, even though jessica end up being in the 2nd place she have a great future waiting. hindi naman lahat na nanalo sa American Idol became popular, you know, some end up “Laos”/not popular. Jessica got the great talent while phillip only got fortune/luck.

  17. 92
    maryjane johnson Says:

    I think Jessica is very talented , she can sing anything she likes, any style .Phillips is just a cute and handsome guy. So what?
    America are you really that superficial? Look for talent , why limit yourself to only one style of music. NO, you want to reach every person that loves music. Jessica will have a very outstanding future, her voice is amazing
    she is blessed and Phillips knows it. Dude your looks did it, not your voice.

  18. 93
    Bonita Says:

    I think Phillip showed no emotionswhen they annouced winner because he knew Jessica was robbed and started crying because he knew this was wrong, I mean he knows he did not sound better than joshua and jessica, he knows, poor guy i feel sorry for him I really do

  19. 94
    Bonita Says:

    @Antonio: Jessica is not black

  20. 95
    Bowen Says:

    @klista: What????

  21. 96
    jhestine Says:

    how messed up, jessica sanchez has talent, she’s more talented than him, philip’s not as talented as jessica, admit it, but even though she’s second, the second one’s are always more popular than the winners.. hah!!!! yeah!!! so vote for real talent and not cuteness or anything! like you girls did for justin bieber for the kids choice awards or the mtv

  22. 97
    jhestine Says:

    @Rebecca:
    yeah, he is good looking but i don’t really like him, hell, what happened to talent?!

  23. 98
    WGWGWTF Says:

    America did it again! Another WGWG to prove that racism in America is still strong.

  24. 99
    bobbyg Says:

    To be honest, she did have the better voice but lets be real…the contest is about who will be the next american idol and who’s record will you ultimately buy? Would want someone with a great voice but not much in the way of originality and catch and groove or would you want to listen to someone that will sell records and someone you’ll enjoy listening to more. Philip Philips is the new american idol and well deserving….his song last night brought him home a winner.

  25. 100
    Jessixca Says:

    I’m so upset that Phillip won . he cant even sing high notes and he sings crap . Amercians really dont know how to vote . Jessica is the real winner to me mxm

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