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American Idol: Season 11 Finale

The Results are in and a night of performances from multi-platinum recording artists is underway as 132 million votes decide the next winner of American Idol. As the the lights fade for the final time of the season, the winner of American Idol is...

Episode Info  

Episode number: 11x40
Production Number: 1144A
Airdate: Wednesday May 23rd, 2012
Special Airtime: 08:00 pm
Special Runtime: 127 Minutes

Writer: Simon Fuller

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Eleven) May 25, 2012
UK (5*) May 25, 2012

Musical Guests
Fantasia BarrinoFantasia Barrino
As Herself
Jennifer HudsonJennifer Hudson
As Herself
Jordin SparksJordin Sparks
As Herself
Neil DiamondNeil Diamond
As Himself
Reba McEntireReba McEntire
As Herself
As Herself
As Themselves
Chaka KhanChaka Khan
As Herself
John FogertyJohn Fogerty
As Himself

Ace YoungAce Young
As Himself
Diana DeGarmoDiana DeGarmo
As Herself
Main Cast
Ryan SeacrestRyan Seacrest
As Himself
Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez
As Herself
Jimmy IovineJimmy Iovine
As Himself
Steven TylerSteven Tyler
As Himself


The Final results of the season are in and it is against Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips. The show begins and the Top 12 come out and sing a song. Afterward, Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson come out and take their seats. Ryan Seacrest comes out and welcomes the crowd. He says that they had 132 Million votes for the two finalists. He says that tonight is going to a night of recording artists performances. ..

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
AerosmithLegendary Child 
AerosmithWalk This Way 
Chaka KhanI'm Every WomanPerformed with Top 13 Girls.
Fantasia BarrinoTake Me to the PilotDuet with Joshua Ledet.
Jennifer HollidayAnd I Am Telling You, I'm Not GoingDuet with Jessica Sanchez.
Jennifer LopezGoin' In 
John FogertyHave You Ever Seen the Rain?Duet with Phillip Phillips.
John FogertyBad Moon RisingDuet with Phillip Phillips.
Jordin SparksYou'll Never Walk AloneDuet with Hollie Cavanagh.
Neil DiamondSweet Caroline 
RihannaWhere Have You Been? 
Wisin y Yandel feat. Jennifer LopezFollow the Leader 

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