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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!

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

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  1. 151
    dave franco Says:

    I’m a male and I voted for Jessica. Agree with the comments in here. Fan girls are annoying. Quite a shame talent goes unnoticed but Jessica will do fine. She has the look.

    Btw, It doesn’t matter who wins… which AI alumni have had a successful career? Hmm… Carrie Underwood & Kelly Clarkson.

  2. 152
    anne Says:

    that’s why i don’t watch AI anymore. that a guy with a guitar wins and soon he will be forgotten. don’t worry about jessica not winning, she will make it after AI.

  3. 153
    laurel Says:

    who names their child Phillip Phillips…

  4. 154
    Arci Says:

    Let us not lose sight of the fact that AI is a singing competition, not an instrument playing comp.

    Being allowed to play an instrument or use a prop of any kind enhances the performance, adding another dimension and flavour, thus disadvantaging those forced to who rely completely on raw singing talent.

    The show should be stripped down so that NONE of the contestants can use props. Perhaps then, the contestants will be judged more fairly on their singing ability.

  5. 155
    Jlorocks Says:


    Nobody has lost sight. Don’t forget… The IT factor comes into play on idol. Personality. Appearance. You can hate that, but it is the way this world is. Jessica will be ok. She has the talent but needs to work on her likability.

  6. 156
    A Says:

    Phillip deserves this!!!! He is a true artist! He sings, plays instruments, and writes! Jessica is a great singer, but that’s it! Phil would go on stage and you could feel every emotions he was feeling where as jessica just went up there and just sang karaoke! I think the fact that Phillips single, “Home” is the #1 song on iTunes speaks volumes! He is relevant!

  7. 157
    Randy Says:

    Why can’t losers learn that their opinion is no more valid than anybody else’s? Show some class and stop whining. People voted. Majority spoke. Phillip appeals to more. And those that voted for Phillip are just as right as you are. It’s an opinion. My favorite was voted off weeks ago. So what? I won’t bash the few that remained because I can’t handle that my opinion wasn’t the most popular. YOU PEOPLE CAN’T HANDLE COMPETITION.

  8. 158
    A Says:

    @Fred: maybe you should check out the itunes top songs!

  9. 159
    Maria Says:

    Randy – I completely agree. Jessica is a great singer and had wonderful performance last night and throughout the season. However trying to take away the talent factor from Philip is extremely sad! They are two different singers with different styles. That does not make one better than the other. It happened that more votes went for Philip who is VERY talented. Love his voice, style and how he writes his own music. These two were my favorites and I would be happy with whomever wom. You guys speak of fan girls…what do you sound like whining? Give credit where it is due. He deserved the win. She will also go on to be successful for sure. He didn’t win on playing an instrument. He has that great overall appeal and talent to boot. Enough said.

  10. 160
    Chelsea Says:

    If everyone’s complaining about the winner, why didn’t YOU vote? I’m not saying you all are Americans and have access to voting, but most of you probably are.

    To be honest, the first time I watched this season was this week for the finale. I’m sure a lot of people did not watch the entire season because it becomes very repetitive after 11 seasons. I know, we all just want to know who the winner is. So, from what I saw during Tues performance night, the judges, the audience and even myself were siding with Phillip. It was just unfortunate that Jessica couldn’t pull through to the very end to win America’s vote one last time, especially for an episode that most likely had highest viewership of the whole season.

  11. 161
    Arci Says:


    Wow, the voice of reason. I wonder how many people did tune in just to see the final “sing-off”? A good many I would think and a lot of them would have felt compelled to add their voice to the results.

    On the basis of that one night’s performances, Phillip won hands down. .

  12. 162
    Eliz Says:

    Totally agree! Phillip has soul and is true to himself as well as being an entertaining performer–I would buy his album and will download a couple of his songs from the show. I have no desire to do that with Jessica, although she is an amazing singer. Sometimes a singer has that “it” factor without being the best techinical singer. I predict that he will be successful, but I’m sure Jesssica will too. Clearly, a singer can have great success without winning.

  13. 163
    gma Says:

    @Carol: I agree Carol–and I’m no 13 year old–71 year old mother and grandmother-I loved Philip’s unusual voice, style and integrity–voted for him over and over, but never thought he would win–so glad he did. gma

  14. 164
    angelina Says:

    UNBELIEVABLE! That is just ridiculous. Jessica deserved to win, not Phillip. I’m a teen girl and didn’t think he was cute one bit. He had a good voice, but EVERYTIME Jessica sang it gave me the chills. Now that’s a true idol. I mean Phillip was good but he didn’t blow me away EVERY time he sang, Jessica did. Ohhh well, she’s still got a badass voice that can blow anyone away and when she comes out with all her amazing albums , I’ll be sure to buy each and every one of em’ :)

  15. 165
    Mindy Turner Says:

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  16. 166
    Mindy Turner Says:

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  17. 167
    Ray Says:

    Teenage girls have more patience to vote 50 times on facebook. Casual AI fans only vote once. 132 million votes versus 21 million viewers?? There real poll is the 60% votes in favor of Jessica.

  18. 168
    JO Says:

    @Carol: Phillip is very talented. Let’s not forget that the public voted Jessica off earlier on. But, the judges saved her. They didn’t save Pia Tuscano years ago, when she was in that same position. People are making this out to be a race thing. It’s not. What about when Taylor Hicks won against Katherine McPhee.Let’s just let the winners enjoy their reign. Thanks.

  19. 169
    D Says:

    I think it’s comical how people are so irate over the results. If you voted, then share your opinion, if you didn’t that’s yourownfault. If your pick didn’t win then support her when she releases something. We will see how that goes, she’s really young and I feel doesn’t know who she should be, yet. I wish them both the best,and yes I’m happy I voted for him and I will support him.

  20. 170
    bethy Says:

    I agree with Carol. I like both of them, but phillip makes you feel what he singing. I honestly think that is the best thing to look for in a singer. Jessica has not told us anything about her style or what she is like. if she told us more about her it might help us connect with her music. that is why i would vote for Phillip.

  21. 171
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  22. 172
    Luba Nieman Says:

    Jessica was a much better artist and singer. She will be the next Whitney Houston. Very dissapointed with the result.

  23. 173
    pegasuslegend Says:

    @Carol you are 100% correct… The only song that Jessica sang that was over the top amazing was Whitneys I will always love you. When she tried to sing whatever the heck that was she wrote it wasn’t rememberable at all… So that is the difference orginality with a rememberable stay… Joshua and Philip should have been the last two.. When Jessica got save that was all for show… that’s it. She has lots of talent, doesn;t know how to make people feel it.. it wasnt about looks theres no way, who cares if they are 13 who vote. If she had political pull then she’d be in with those votes… it’s all good.

  24. 174
    glo Says:

    The people spoke and I think he is sooooo much more capable of handling American Idol than a little girl. He is a star and humble and I don’t think this will go to his head. He has talent and composure, just what people love to listen to, and hes the star….I hope he takes precautions against losing him self like J Lo who was talented and now is a self indulgent losing all she worked for

  25. 175
    Maris Says:

    I stopped watching a long time now. When the judges has 60% say on the final judgement I will reconsider. The American public never gets it right

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