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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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  • bobby junior

    phillip phillips sucks sh*t

  • angela

    Jessica you were ROBBED. Phillips cant sing = I thought that was a requirement but quite clearly not. Time will tell who will be successful and I look forward to buying your album Jessica, you should have gone on X Factor – Simon knows talent when he sees it.

  • Jo

    The top three are really talented and i hope they all just won cuz they’re different but please stop hating on phillip phillips. we all think that jessica should’ve been the next american idol but I don’t get why a lot of people didn’t vote for her and you could tell in the finale of A.I than phillip wasn’t expecting to win. I was really proud for him because the top three deserved it, I mean if you guys think that person is good then listen to their album when it goes out! and even though you’re the runner-up in american idol.. you’ll still be famous!! honestly i think its better if joshua won :)))))

  • jo

    dont blame the guy.. blame the people for the votes! i like jessica to win too but if i was phillip phillips and no one was proud for me, i’d be so guilty and upset..

  • Tre

    I know Philipp is good but I think Jessica is way better!

  • leoSaez

    I believe that Phillip Phillips is the reencarnation of Kurt Cobain looks his facial movements. Kurt came back in phillips ,Welcome Back Kurt !!!!!!!!!! also his personality its very similar , Serious , just make Phillips singing an album of Nirvana . Well done !!!!!

  • amy

    @Rebecca:
    OMG! I hate the sound of his screeching voice. I hate his screaming! I hate the way he even holds the guitar! Someone, please get him a girlfriend so he can stop violating his guitar!! BARF! Let’s see how the album does.

  • samdopy

    @Carol:
    You fools when would you people wake up mentally and realise the show is “FIXED ” and i cannot but from now on dismiss CAROL scribblings as the libelous drivel of an unbalance mind

  • http://facebook ExAmericanIdolFan

    Phillips Phillips isn’t orginal, he sounds like Casey from last year.. No orginality what so ever, I liked jessica, but she was too over the top for me. I don’t think american idol is that big on finding actual talent like they used to be.

  • icouldntcareless

    I am african, quite surprised to read about the past 4 winners never heard of them.. Except when they make an appearance on idol of course.. The only idol winners i know r underwood,clarkson n sparks.. Daughtry too though he did’nt win. That says a lot about the WGWG type.. Phillip is headed down the path of the forgotten.

  • blkspice21

    American Idol ratings are dropping.. This is why.. I understand people have certain styles of music they like but clearly we know that Jessica is going to have a waaaaaaayyyyy better career than Phillip he will die out just like the rest of the guitar players that have won. Forgotten by the end of the year mark my word. This is not to bring Phillip down but really I mean really. I will continue to watch The Voice and Xfactor.

  • A

    I think the important thing here is to realize that you don’t have to win American Idol to be successful! Yes, Jessica didn’t win, but she definitely didn’t lose! They both gained so much exposure that they may have never received had they not been on the show! While I voted for Phillip, I did so because he has more of the style of music I enjoy! And for the record, I am an adult female, not a little girl! So, stating that only little girls vote is completely invalid! That doesn’t mean Jessica wasn’t good! It just means everyone has different tastes and there is nothing wrong with that! That said, I am glad Phillip won, but Jessica will also have a great career!

  • http://facebook.com cheyenne cole

    omg im 11 but i really do think the girl should have won .olny because she was strong threw the hole thing.whos with me

  • Peter

    I dont get american idol, Chris Daughtry was good and he got eliminated a bit too early…. but now he’s famous and Taylor Hicks umm aint that famous. Clay Aiken got runner up but he sold more than the winner of his season as he really had the better voice. Kris Allen won….really I dont know why because Lambert out sold him. Then James Durbin got fourth place. THEN JESSICA GETS RUNNER UP!!!!!

    BITCH PLEASE LIKE COME ON!!!

    The point is the good ones actually usually lose, for some reason but really Idol is pretty much just like there mini jumpstart its all about what happens after….

  • http://None Grace

    Hey everybody!!! Jessica Sanchez is the American Idol. Best Vocal! Best Performer! Best Attitude! Best Looks! She is an amazing singer! Ridiculously Good!!! Can sing the phone book. PHENOMENAL star!!!
    Philip is FORGETTABLE!!! How can he accept he is the winner when in fact he knows JESSICA is much better singer. Oh well, I just keep on buying Jessica’s songs. You will all see how she becomes FAMOUS!!!
    She has a lot of fans. America watch the coming SUPERSTAR JESSiCA SANCHEZ!!!

  • Seleen

    I don’t “like” a male to be the next American Idol, I don’t want to be racis or anything it’s just last year a male won American Idol so yea

  • Ralph

    @Rebecca: Yeah right.. jessica is so a copy cat. If Simon was still a judge, he would call her out every time and force her to be original, which she has no clue how to. Blame the judges this year for agreeing.. what a load of crap. Both the men look at Jennifer before they comment.. whats up with that? She has to give you approval and review what you say now? Are you married to her? Whats this bs about America we cannot allow this to happen and grabbing the mike from a fake singer? Should have let her walk weeks ago, what she just deserved.. then we would have a real show.. between Phillip and Joshua

  • Ralph

    @Marisa: How dare you compare Jessica vessica to Daughtry.. They are nowhere in the same stratosphere.. Daughtry has charisma, and sang with originality.. What did Jessica do? Sing copy cat like Whitney, or “insert name of artist she is currently singing here”. Besides, she has no charisma.. Do you remember someone with the last name of Doolittle on American Idol? Yeah, the one with the best voice of the century.. remember her charisma? that shy little thing? Guess how successful she is? I didn’t think so. You only say Jessica because she is half Pinoy..

  • Ruth

    Yay! I loved listening to Phillip’s melodic voice. Glad he got it!! :)

  • nicoise

    i felt sad when i heard that phillip is battling with kidney problem. i really like him but Jessica deserved the title.

  • stringfellow

    To lose to Phillip is a blessing in disguise! Young Jessica will have an awesome career. She is a class act with an amazing voice and personality!

  • madison

    WE LOVE YOU JESSICA!!

  • andy

    @Antonio: @Antonio:

    How about the KKK? How about the new KKK, the conservative republican party? Modern KKK no longer wear hoods. They are educated and they are running the congress right now.

  • andy

    @Roy: @Roy:

    According to producers in the music industry, AMERICAN IS NOT READY for an Asian pop star…..therefore, no matter how great or awesome Jessica is…..she would never win 1st place. Jessica needs to find herself a producer like David Foster to get her over. A producer who only deal with talented artist…not good looking guys.

  • frank ryan

    the black thing it always have to be the issue, this country has bent over backwards for African Americans is always a racial thing when a black person does not win. everyone was out to get the rich black guy that purchased a house on Manhattan . “Amos n’ Andrew” starring Nicholas Cage, Samuel L Jackson even the dog was a racist in that movie, it was so funny about a black guy who bought a house on Manhattan and the white guy was a thief and the sheriff got it wrong he thought that the black guy was the thief please rent it then you will see that everything is not about race. PS every black guy looks alike and sounds alike to us crackers:-) :-) :-) :-) :-) that’s why a black guy never wins :-) :-:-)

  • frank ryan

    it always has to be a racist reason why the black guy did not win. This country has been over backwards to accommodate the African American you should be grateful that we brought you here. Just picture where you would be if we left you in Africa. They have been there the same amount of time time that we have been here. They don’t even have running water or toilets they don’t even have enough food to feed themselves. You would be right where they are, so why don’t you just kiss your own ass and be grateful that we brought you here. If you really want to know how we all feel go rent” Amos N Andrew” and again if you don’t like it here go back and wright a Constitution and fix your screwed up country instead of bitching that you’re black guy did not win American Idol by the way not only do you all look the same you all sound the same when you sing terrible sincerely.The Cracker

  • frank ryan

    it always has to be a racist reason why the black guy did not win. This country has been over backwards to accommodate the African American you should be grateful that we brought you here. Just picture where you would be if we left you in Africa. They have been there the same amount of time time that we have been here. They don’t even have running water or toilets they don’t even have enough food to feed themselves. You would be right where they are, so why don’t you just kiss your own ass and be grateful that we brought you here. If you really want to know how we all feel go rent” Amos N Andrew” and again if you don’t like it here go back and wright a Constitution and fix your screwed up country

  • frank ryan

    it always has to be a racist reason why the black guy did not win. This country has been over backwards to accommodate the African American you should be grateful that we brought you here. They have been there the same amount of time time that we have been here. They don’t even have running water or toilets they don’t even have enough food to feed themselves. You would be right where they are, so why don’t you just kiss your own ass and be grateful that we brought you here. If you really want to know how we all feel go rent” Amos N Andrew” and again if you don’t like it here go back and wright a Constitution and fix your screwed up country

  • frank ryan

    it always has to be a racist reason why the black guy did not win. This country has been over backwards to accommodate the African American you should be grateful that we brought you here. They have been there the same amount of time time that we have been here. They don’t even have running water or toilets they don’t even have enough food to feed themselves. You would be right where they are, so why don’t you just kiss your own ass and be grateful that we brought you here. If you really want to know how we all feel go rent” Amos N Andrew” and again if you don’t like it here go back and wright a Constitution and fix your screwed up country African American what a joke

  • frankRyan

    it always has to be a racist reason why the black guy did not win. This country has been over backwards to accommodate the African American you should be grateful that we brought you here. They have been there the same amount of time time that we have been here. They don’t even have running water or toilets they don’t even have enough food to feed themselves. You would be right where they are, so why don’t you just kiss your own ass and be grateful that we brought you here. If you really want to know how we all feel go rent” Amos N Andrew” and again if you don’t like it here go back and wright a Constitution and fix your screwed up country African American what a joke

  • frankRyan

    what do you want us

  • frankRyan

    it’s pretty funny how you have to search differently when you read certain peoples Comments like mine you have two push show all comments or you will not see what I wrote

  • frankRyan

    the more I think about it during the depression almost 70 years ago but the blacks almost got what they should have got a senator from Texas had an idea to end the depression is idea was to send all the blacks back to Africa it is not going anywhere. You should kiss your black asses that this did not go through. I’m sure you don’t believe me however if you do so some Google you will see that I am right however just like schools they don’t even teach the children about slavery is too touchy of a subject by the way, for those who think I’m a racist, you are wrong what I I do not like foreigners coming into this country and ruining it for everyone this has nothing to do with black or white is about letting Muslim terrorists, Indians, Brazilians, Mexicans. .especially Mexicans they have most dirtiest filthy animals that breathes life dirty cockroaches and then they give them hospital care food stamp section 8 housings at our expense. I don’t think anyone has any idea what is going on these people will bankrupt our country and this morons that represent us are not doing anything to protect his country

  • kmk

    @Eric: That’s idiotic of you to say. Phillip won because because he wasn’t a prissy 16 year old girl. Every year they have a girl like jessica on the show and they all sound the same to me. American Idol should not be Toddlers and Tiaras… and the people who win should not be someone who sounds like every other little girl. I would know… I’ve won several international singing competitions.

  • kmk

    @sheila: Who are you to be judging which was better? You can’t even spell! So why don’t you go back to kindergarden and learn how to write properly?

  • Mimi

    wow…jessica should have won by far…and i mean im 13 and philip is prettyyy attractive but i mean cmon guys jessica was so much better..yay another cute white boy wins american idol *sarcasm*

  • Rod_SoRandom

    :( jessica didnt get it Q_Q i wish she had gone on x-factor or americans got talent something american idol just isnt good anymore, i dont even know what season they on, to be honest i only watch the auditions to see the crazies and the bad singers, i stumbled on jessicas sweet dream number and fell in love, good luck jes hope to see you doing an amber/katharine and landing on a musical tv show or pull a jennifer and be in a great movie where you can bellow as loud as you like THEN win awards for an album you dont even have out.
    good luck and take care of that talent!

  • Maria

    i´m portuguese and i love to watch “american idol” on FOX LIFE!
    on portuguese tv, we still dont know who won the season eleven of american idol, it´s steel on top 6.
    im very happy to know that Philip won this competion! he his my favourite sense the very first time i saw him on castings :D
    PHILIP AND ELISE were my favourites… elise´s voice is very strong and beautiful! philip´s voice is from the other world! its overwhelmed! i love him…
    jessica is a great singer! her vibrato is amazing and she sings with so maturity!
    bye bye, and so im sorry bad english, im still 13 years old
    xoxo

  • elizabeth

    my friend says she loves phillip but i agree with most of you jessica won it and had an astonishing voice no matter what!!!

  • Arnel

    I suppose u are the best performers and sa very good ideal and

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