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And the new American Idol is…Phillip Phillips, Jessica Sanchez runner up

After a record-breaking 132 million votes cast, Phillip Phillips has been named the new American Idol during the show’s finale on Thursday.

Twenty-one-year-old Phillips, from Leesburg, Georgia, who has  never been in the bottom 3, beat 16-year old Jessica Sanchez  in the reality television singing competition.

During the performance night of Top 2, Phillip received a standing ovation from the three “Idol” judges  when he sang “Home” that will become his first single as well.

Phillips also sang Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me” which was chosen by “American Idol “creator Simon Fuller and Billy Joel’s “Moving Out” which was his choice of song of the season to perform again.

The winner was named at the end of Idol’s annual finale extravaganza, which featured performances by Rihanna, and the 11th-season finalists.
Phillips, who triumphed over what many considered to be one of Idol’s more talented and competitive fields, will hope to join an enviable roster of winners who have become stars in the recording industry, including inaugural champion Kelly Clarkson, country singer Carrie Underwood and last year’s victor, Scotty McCreery.
The victory caps a season when Idol suffered significant ratings losses and endured criticism arguing that its judging panel has been too soft in its singer critiques.

Who will be the next American Idol?

In January, American Idol gave out more than 300 “golden tickets to Hollywood” to those who successfully passed the scrutiny of Jennifer Lopez, ­Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler. Now after four months of performances and eliminations the competition in the highly successful talent show is down to two singers. Continue reading


The votes are in and after weeks of performing on the American Idol stage Jessica Sanchez and Philip Philips have been chosen by America as the final two performers to compete for the crown. Find out who will be the next American Idol during the Grand Finale LIVE via Satellite this Thursday, May 24 at 8AM on ETC! (Watch the performance of Jessica and Phillip here) Continue reading