Video: Next American Superstar, Phillip Phillips Wins American Idol


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


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

For the record, 132 million votes was casted after the performance night, as Ryan Seacrest announced.

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

Phillips becomes part of the elite group of " American Idol" winners:
  • 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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