Who will win American Idol 2012? That’s the big question going into tonight’s American Idol finale between Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez.
Will it be Jessica Sanchez, the 16-year-old prodigy from San Diego, or Phillip Phillips, the 21-year-old pawn shop worker from Leesburg?
The final performance show of the season was staged in three rounds, with the two finalists each performing a song of producer Simon Fuller’s choice; their favorite song of the season; and the song they’ll release as their first single if they win the show. Watch the final performance here.
The winner of American Idol 2012 will be revealed tonight The moment many people have been waiting for is here! Who will win this season? Is it the musical artist or the big ole voice? The winner of “American Idol” Season 11 will be revealed in the two-hour finale show on Wednesday, May 23 at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.
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- The top 12 perform “Runaway Baby” by Bruno Mars!
- Phillip Phillips and John Fogerty – “Have you Ever Seen the Rain?” & “Bad Moon Rising” by CCR
- Joshua Ledet and Fantasia – “Take Me to the Pilot” by Elton John
- Rihanna performs “Where Have You Been”
- Skylar Laine performs “Turn On the Radio” with Reba McEntire!
- Jessica Sanchez sings “I Will Always Love You”
- The Guys of the Top 12 with Neil Diamond – Medley
- Top 12 Singing the Phone Book!
- Jennifer Lopez – “Going In’” and “Follow the Leader”
- Hollie Cavanagh and Jordin Sparks – “Never Walk Alone”
- The top 12 boys give tribute to Robin Gibb
- Jessica Sanchez and Jennifer Holliday perform “And I Am Telling You”! Amazing! Standing ovation from the judges and the audience.
- Aerosmith take the stage! Aerosmith performs “Legendary Child” and “Walk This Way”
- Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips on a duet! They sing “Where We Belong”
Joshua Ledet and Fantasia – “Take Me to the Pilot” by Elton John
Rihanna performs “Where Have You Been”
Jennifer Lopez – “Going In’” and “Follow the Leader”
Ryan spots Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young on stage! Ace proposes to her!!
Jessica Sanchez and Jennifer Holliday perform “And I Am Telling You”
132 million votes were cast!
The winner of “American Idol” Season 11 is Phillip Phillips