American Idol had their Season Finale and as all of their finales go, they crowned a new winner of the competition. This season it was between Jessica Sanchez, a 16-year-old singer with the voice of an angel, versus a Phillip Phillips, a 21-year-old with the soul of an old Blues Brother. As the night kicked off, there were performances from Chaka Khan, Reba McEntire, Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia, Jordin Sparks, Neil Diamond, John Fogerty, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez and even Aerosmith! The night was filled with star power as the lights were dimmed for the final time for the Final results of the 11th season of American Idol. As the Ryan read the results, "The winner of American Idol Season 11 is.....Phillip Phillips!! The newly winner took to the stage to sing his winning single "Home". However, he could only sing half of it before being overcome with emotion and joining his family in a hug.
Many people after this were shocked that the 16-year-old Jessica Sanchez didn't win for the main reason that a woman/girl has not won American Idol for the past 5 years. The women curse on 'Idol' seemed really close as the 132 Million votes were submitted. However, many found that the right singer won because Jessica didn't have the voice to go up against soulful singer Phillip Phillips. Before the song, Phillip showed his appreciation to his fans and was glad of the opportunity to be on the show. Jessica showed her maturity as she hugged Phillip when the announcement was made. Before the night, it was a nice performance packed night along with the engagement of Diana Degarmo and Ace Young and a performance from Aerosmith! The results came as a shock to some, but for many, they knew all along that Phillip Phillips was their Idol.