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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!

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

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Boo! I wanted Jessica to win, but Phillip is good to.

[plus when Sacnchez is singing there is no passion..look at her face compared to Joshua's and Phillips....its like she's just singing....

This guy has the charisma of a rock.

You seem to forget Jessica was voted off once already, should it surprise you she didn’t win. I am not a teenage girl and like Phillip because he will make music I want to listen to. I think that Jessica will do well for herself. Phillip may not have the voice of Jessica or Josh both are amazing. This contest is more than just singing voice though it’s called American Idol and that has to do with looks and performance just as much as voice. I really didn’t care who won everyone on the show works hard and deserve to be there. A lot of them will do well because of the show and good for them. Don’t be bitter because your favorite didn’t win just buy their CD when it comes out a support them in the future because that is how they stick around for the long haul.

@Hina:

STOP PEOPLE WITH THE RACIST WHITE GUY COMMENTS. a BLACK GUY ONE THE VOICE. JENNIFER HUDSON IS ONE OF THE MOST SUCESSFUL AMERICAN IDOL PEOPLE. JUST STOP whityes are getting beaten down when ever they do anything. WHAT ABOUT THR PRODUCER? WAS HE JEWISH? you want to start race calling stArt behind the scenes.

TAZXTAZXTAZXTAZX @ 05/24/2012 at 8:19 am

@Antonio: first of all jessica is waaay more talented than philp only reason why he won was because he’s cute and plays guitar but she has soul when she sings and u can tell that she gives it her all. and second don’t be hatin on the black only products b/c(not being racist at all like you were…but) b-4 we had black ony white people had white only and i agree american idol and any other show is for black and white and mexican and aisan and sooooo on but dont make a comment like that agan please b/c that was very offensive. THX

Why is he being criticized for being white? Racism at its worst. Its ok if a white guy wins. Sore losers all over. Show some class people.

Phillip is very popular. He can’t hit every note, but he sings with genuine emotion and that’s what singing is all about. all the cry babies need to learn how to lose without attacking the winner.

Mrsmartinez @ 05/24/2012 at 8:34 am

Losers crying racism? How ridiculous. Just maybe the majority liked Phillip more. We are entitled to our opinion without being called racist. The real racists are those that bring race into the discussion. This was about which singer we liked. Period. Jessica sang with no real feelings. She’s just too young. She will get there but this wasn’t quite her time. Too young. And Phillip has a sweet voice and style. Whole package.

everything is scripted . . . they let joshua exit first because it will be more ridiculous to see if phillips will win over josh . . .then they gave jessica a not so good 3rd song . . .so that phillips will shine . . .no reason for the judges to give him a standing ovation because the 3rd song of phillip is so easy to sing and yet he cannot give it a nice rendition . . .AMERICAN IDOL sucks because boring guys always win . . .it is an insult to phillips , the judges, jimmy lovine because the whole nation saw and heard the beautiful and powerful duet of jennifer holiday and jessica . . .then after that they announced boring phillips having won . . who are you fooling YOURSELVES and no one else . . .ha ha ha

Phillip is amazing. Smooth voice that’s pleasing to my ears. I don’t enjoy screamers. Sing. Don’t scream. Best one won. Phillip is amazing. So happy for a really nice guy.

I stopped watching this show years ago. The only reason I tuned back in is because of Jessica. Now that it’s over, I guess there’s no point in watching it again next year and the year after that. Phillip has talent, but Jessica’s vocal ability is so much better than his. Don’t believe me? Ask every freaking celebrity that wanted her to win. Aerosmith, Akon, Jennifer Holliday, Jesse McCartney, Colbie Caillat, past Idol contestants, and many more believed that she should’ve won. Look her up on Wikipedia for more details. I’m tired of witnessing WGWGs win this so called “singing” competition when it’s obviously more of a popularity contest.

Update: The guy who launched Mariah Carey, Celine Dion and Billy Joel’s career will be working with Sanchez on her first album. :) Yay!

I knew he would win – not that i didn’t like him but jessica is far more talented and lets not forget my joshua – I loved hime and was so upset when he got the boot – what a mistake to me joshua was the real american idol.

Not a single note of originality came out of Phillip Phillips mouth all season, it’s amazing that a Dave Matthews wanna be singer would have a chance but then again American Idol is just a kid show anyway, lately the show is not based on talent but solely on popularity. Until the show allows the judges to become a deciding factor in the voting process the show will continue to produce results like this.. Judges being able to have only one save is ridiculous. Phillips should have been cast off the 3rd week in, ZERO originality Hopefully the show THE VOICE can be the show to succeed A.I. that show has some issues to but at least the talent level is way higher. don’t hate Phillips, hate the voting process and know record producers will do nothing with this guy trust me.

ARIZONA TEA @ 05/24/2012 at 9:43 am

To Antonio!!! What a racist remark! You complain about this? What about all of the “Hispanic only” groups? Miss Latin America, Telemundo, minority loans, Eva Longoria Foundation for Mexicans only..etc…etc… Why don’t you complain about that////huhH?
THAT IS THE REAL ISSUE, NOT AMERICA IDOL.

JESSICA IS FILIPINO NOT HISPANIC SO STOP BEING RACIST ALL OF YOU ILLEGAL;S AMERICA DON’T WANT YOU AS THEIR IDOL SO GET USE TO IT. YOU DON’T SEE THE FILIPINOS COMPLAINING AND THEY DON’T HAVE FILIPINO TV IN AMERICA LIKE THE HISPANICS DO ONLY FOR THEMSELVES. HISPANICS CAN’T SING ANYWAY!!!!!!~!~!

SteveTyler @ 05/24/2012 at 10:03 am

AMERICAN IDOL for AMERICANS ONLY!
AMERICA has SPOKEN!
And why are all of you Puerto Ricans complaining anyway it is none of your business Jessica is not Puerto Rican she is Filipino.

wakeupNsee @ 05/24/2012 at 10:09 am

Singing with a lot of passion in your face doesn’t make you a good singer. And Phillip sounded awful last night. Just like Taylor Swift winning signing awards based on people thinking she’s a good song writer. Being able to write a song doesn’t make her a good singer. I’m sick if these no talents having careers because 13 girls don’t care that they can’t sing!!

UGH. This show has lost all credibility, considering not one of it’s newly crowned “white guys with guitars” has had any actual post-Idol success. Over it.

wow! thats was supp all did yall thing

This show lost all its credibility when they hired that old saggy butt no talent JLOW.

To all, NOT american Asian/mexican contestant for american IDOL, guys think a million times you are not gonna WIN. though you all know ONLY AMERICAN can WIN for this competition.

San Francisco @ 05/24/2012 at 11:03 am

Next time there will be a Filipino winner because Filipinos have great soulful voices and they can really sing.

@SE:

You must be kidding, his talent is no where near the young Sanchez or Joshua. We know why smiling and winking Phillip won and it had nothing to do with his talent. The proof is in the record sales and he can’t smile his way to the bank!

Phillip was never been in the bottom two and if u remember America voted Jessica off but the judges saved her. if they didnt save her, she wouldn’t even be in the final two so I think all you people who thought Jessica should have won just think if she didnt make it to the final two then what would u be complaining about.

GO PHILLIP ALL THE WAY

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