'American Idol' Winner Phillip Phillips Sheds Tears of Joy


'American Idol' Winner Phillip Phillips Sheds Tears of Joy


The 21-year-old singer defeats Jessica Sanchez in the finale that is jam packed with performances by such big stars as Chaka Khan, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez and Aerosmith.

"American Idol" season 11 came to a close by declaring Phillip Phillips as the winner on Wednesday, May 23. The 21-year-old singer beat out Jessica Sanchez after earning a standing ovation from the judges with his performance of winner's song "Home" on the Tuesday final performance show.

Last season's winner Scotty McCreery was on hand to present the microphone trophy to Phillip. Looking overwhelmed, the Georgia boy broke into tears as he repeated his performance of "Home" under the confetti.

Earlier that night, Phillip had a duet with John Fogerty to sing "Have You Ever Seen the Rain" and "Bad Moon Rising". Jessica and other female finalists joined Chaka Khan for a medley of "Ain't Nobody" and "I'm Every Woman". The Top 2 contestants later joined forces to sing "Up Where We Belong".

Third-place finisher Joshua Ledet also returned to the stage to sing "Take Me to the Pilot" with "Idol" alumna Fantasia Barrino. Making the night merrier, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez and her collaborator Wisin & Yandel, Steven Tyler-fronted band Aerosmith, Reba McEntire, Jordin Sparks as well as Jennifer Holliday took turn to rock the stage before Ryan Seacrest announced the winner.




"American Idol" Season 11 Finale: Arrivals | Press Conference


© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Get Ready to Be Stunned by Kim Kardashian's New Massive Diamond Ring From Kanye West
  2. Rob Kardashian Undergoes Stomach Stapling Surgery
  3. Who Gets Kicked Out? Moving Trucks Spotted at Brangelina's House After Split Announcement
  4. Marion Cotillard Is Pregnant. Could Brad Pitt Be the Father?
  5. Brad Pitt Blindsided by Angelina Jolie's Divorce Filing, 'Furious' at His Ex
  6. Ashley Graham Poses Completely Naked for Grazia U.K.
  7. Hailey Baldwin Accused of Plagiarizing Instagram Post Believed to Be About Justin Bieber
  8. Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck Appear to Be Arguing After Having 'Intense' Conversation at a Party
  9. Keanu Reeves Tries to Keep Renee Zellweger's Son Out of Jail in First 'The Whole Truth' Trailer
  10. Lady GaGa Reportedly Gives Bradley Cooper Unwanted Sexual Attention

CELEBS PHOTO