Next American superstar, Phillip Phillips wins American Idol

MANILA, Philippines – At the end of the two-hour finale of the most watched reality competition, Phillip Phillips was crowned as the ultimate winner for Season 11 of American Idol.

Congratulations, Phillip Phillips!
Congratulations, Phillip Phillips! Season 11 American Idol grand winner

Although it was predicted that Jessica Sanchez will win and owns major percentage of votes, at the end, it was Phillips who was chosen and became member of the elite group of American Idols.

"After the record breaking 132 million votes, the winner of American Idol Season 11 is Phillip Phillips. Jessica Sanchez is the runner up," Idol host Ryan Seacrest announced.

Phillips being the new American Idol sang the coronation song "Home".

The finale was dubbed as the battle of opposites: the sassy "diva-in-training" pitted against the dreamy, boy-next-door singer with a guitar as his best friend.

Phillip marks the 5th time a male contestant won the competition.

Previous winners of American Idol:
  • Kelly Clarkson - Season 1
  • Ruben Studdard - Season 2
  • Fantasia Barrino - Season 3
  • Carrie Underwood - Season 4
  • Taylor Hicks - Season 5
  • Jordin Sparks - Season 6
  • David Cook - Season 7
  • Kris Allen - Season 8
  • Lee DeWyze - Season 9
  • Scotty McCreery - Season 10

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