A world record-setting 132 million votes were gathered after Tuesday night’s live performance show with the results being read by host Ryan Seacrest during the grand finale held at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.
Superstar Rihanna hit the stage and got the crowd fired up with her new single Where Have You Been. J. Lo took and Steven Tyler also took the stage.
Phillip performed a duet with John Fogerty and runner up Jessica sang with the Tony Award-winning singer Jennifer Holliday.
You can catch the winner Phillip and the rest of the top 10 crew this summer when they tour North America, kicking off in Detroit on July 7.
Jessica would have been the first Asian American to win American Idol! 🙁
Jessica Sanchez performs “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston at the Season 11 Finale.
Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips perform “Up Where We Belong” by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes at the Season 11 Finale.