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

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  1. 101
    jeyeykei Says:

    @Carol: a boring idol every year, you mean?

  2. 102
    WGWGWTF Says:

    @Nancy: yeah you’re racist…obviously.. congratulations the racism won. again.

  3. 103
    WGWGWTF Says:

    @Joy: true!! 2013: “Philip Phillips?” “WHo?!” hahahahaha…

  4. 104
    Sue Says:


    I agree completely with your comment. I have felt this way all along. Phillip sings what he believes in and has his own style. We never heard Jessica’s style, not even once. Having a great voice is not enough to complete what a good artist is. Stage presence, making the audience feel what you are singing, being creative in your performance and immersing your whole self into what you believe in is a true artist. Jessica has time to find her own style and become creative in her performances……remember she is only 16. There is no reason to insult any of these contestants as they are all talented in their own way. I don’t understand all these comments about the guitar. Playing an instrument only makes the performance more enjoyable and shows how talented that person is!!! Good luck to Phillip and I will buy his music………and I’m not a 13 year old who has a crush. I enjoy music that is soleful and relaxing which is my personal taste!!!!

  5. 105
    Lauren Says:

    People are being so offensive over Phillip. I bet most of you didn’t even voted. I think saying ‘another white guy blabla’ is so irrelevant! Maybe you guys should think a little bit more about OKAY, SO, IF JESSICA HAS THIS AMAZING VOICE, WHY PEOPLE DIDN’T VOTED FOR HER? I don’t really believe 132 million people voted Phillip just because he has a pretty face. Come on, stop being childish. He is a complete artist: he sings, plays guitar, he is original at every performance. Jessica has an amazing voice, but she is always the same, you always know what to expect from her. And with Phillip, you never know, that’s the great thing about him. He never gets boring, and Jessica does (not hating, just being realistic). Anyway, I hope the best for them both, and I am truly excited to see what the future holds for Phillip.

  6. 106
    Lauren Says:

    @Bonita lmao are you serious? He was overwhelmed! Im pretty sure that if Jessica had won, she would have cried too. Im sorry, but your comment was so childish and stupid omg.

  7. 107
    Amb Says:

    YAYYY.. Thank Goodness that ugly annoying Sanchez chick didn’t win. PHILLIP ALL THE WAYYY

  8. 108
    russ Says:

    both Joshua and Jessica had real talent and versatility, every song Philip sang sounded the same.It was obvious the show wanted Philip to win, just look at the final song they gave them Jessica had a crappy song that she really had to work at, Philip was given a real good song and a big production number to go with it ,he did a decent job with it and gave his usual smile to all the young heart throbbing girls.
    Change scoring to more like dancing with stars where judges score based on actual talent would count for 50% of total score. maybe then real talent would count for something.
    both jessica and Joshua will have long and prosperous c arrears but not Philip

  9. 109
    john Says:

    Phillips will have no career like the rest of the past 4 guy idol winners.. Jessica has so much natural talent and singing ability at the age of just 16 its ridiculous! No matter if she won or not i promise she will have a 10x bigger career than Phillip ever will! They’re not even on the same level..its kinda a joke really!

  10. 110
    neknek Says:

    dear carol, let’s talk next year.. and see where YOUR idol will be…

  11. 111
    anickh Says:

    @SE: I totally agree. Phillip is multitalented, humble, and original. He definitely deserves the title. I really like Jessica. I think she’s adorable but just not as good as Phillip. Jessica sounds like a lot of other female pop singers (and sometimes off key.) I might buy her album but I’ll definitely buy Phillips. Phillip is flawless!!

  12. 112
    Jesse Says:

    I think after tonight results American Idol proves that the show has no more credibility and reputation. So sad :(

  13. 113
    belllers81 Says:

    Really??? Phillip has his own unique style? I think i’ve seen and heard the same style of performing from john mayer, rob thomas, the three idols before him except for scottie, mucisians performing in bars all over the US, and this list can go on and go on. Unique? I don’t think so!

  14. 114
    gladys Says:

    Jessica has a very powerful voice. I thought America will vote for this young talented girl. For me , The IDOL is JESSICA…. who can sing that last song she sang today. Amazing Voice…….JESSICA YOU ARE THE AMERICAN IDOL .

  15. 115
    anickh Says:

    The idol voting results had nothing to do with racism. I have never once thought about any of contestants race. you’re racist if your bringing racism into this. I voted for phillips solely based on his vocals, nothing else!! And no way is American Idol racist. J Lo is latin, randy is black, fantasia is black, jordan sparks is part balck, and ruben is black. ya, sounds WAYYY racist!! people need to stop making excuses for why jessica didn’t win. the real reason she didn’t win is because she didn’t get as many votes as phillip because her vocal skills are not as good as his. Bottom line. Deal with It!!

  16. 116
    MickeyMouse. Says:

    Jessica should really have won! I honestly have nothing against Philip but I really wanted Jessica to get the crown. Because she shows talent beyond sixteen. Is it just me, or does it seem like those who win are always fangirl-based?

  17. 117
    O J Says:


  18. 118
    AmuseMe Says:

    I wish Jessica had waited a few years to enter this competition. Her inability to connect with the audience (something Philip & Joshua both excelled at) plus her confidence level in choosing songs that fit her style would have been better developed by the time she reached her 20′s. Had she chosen to sing Whitney’s version of “I Will Always Love You” and/or J Holiday’s “I Am Telling You (I am not Going)” plus picked a better single, she very well might have won last night! But she is simply too young & inexperienced as an artist to make such choices… My musical preferences lean toward rock and folk, so I naturally preferred PP (and no, his looks had nothing to do with it) but after listening to Jessica’s fans ***** and moan all night about “conspiracy theories” and Phillip winning because of his looks, I wish she would have won! Phillip is a true artist and would have been signed regardless, and did not “need” the AI contract. Quite frankly, he would have had more artistic freedom without it! As for all the stupid conspiracy theories, had anyone on AI not wanted Jessica to win, they would not have used their Save on her!

  19. 119
    arturo Says:

    i am sad, i was expecting jessica to win because of talent and flexibility. philips though is a good talent. i like josua better than philips, talent wise.

  20. 120
    NotAGirl Says:

    Well, he’s hot, but this show sucks.

  21. 121
    amensister Says:

    i wonder how many multiple votes he go, GO WGWG!!! NOT :-9

  22. 122
    olemanbob Says:

    As a 71yr old music fan and have followed music for well over 50 yrs,you younger kids just don’t get it! In all my years of tracking music, I feel that the voice of Pia Toscano is the best to come along in well over 50 yrs!Shortly her album will be released and you will see the REAL Pia Toscano rise to the top of the music industry. YOU CAN PUT THAT STATEMENT IN THE BANK!

  23. 123
    chaari Says:

    Good for Jessica. Tommy Mottola is going to sign her up!

  24. 124
    gfdgret Says:

    Jessica while very good was predictable and Beyonce copycat. Philip was the most unique and no one else sounded like him. He was not a clone. He is a true music artist. the little girl sounds like everyone on the radio right now! who wants to hear a bunch of ballads? ugh.

  25. 125
    jenfan Says:

    Jessica is really talented…bt she’s not humble…im happy Phillip won he has a very unique voice…and is talented in his own way!!

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