The 11th season of “American Idol” came to a conclusion on Wednesday, May 23 as Phillip Phillips was crowned the winner during the live two-hour season finale on Fox. Phillips, 21, from Leesburg, GA, received the most of America’s world record-shattering 132 million votes – the highest number in the show’s history.
Phillips song “Home,” is now available for download exclusively on www.americanidol.com and iTunes.
The broadcast from the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in downtown Los Angeles featured performances by the reunited Top 12 finalists, as well as music superstars Aerosmith, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Neil Diamond and Chaka Khan. Also, in a series of special duets, John Fogerty joined Phillip Phillips; Jennifer Holliday sang with Jessica Sanchez; Season Three winner Fantasia performed with Joshua Ledet; Season Six winner Jordin Sparks accompanied Hollie Cavanagh; and Reba McEntire paired up with Skylar Laine.
On Tuesday night’s final performance show, Phillips and Sanchez each sang three songs. Phillips performed “Stand By Me,” “Movin’ Out” and “Home”; and Sanchez sang “I Have Nothing,” “The Prayer” and “Change Nothing.” Also, Jason Derulo performed “Undefeated” and Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery returned to Idol to sing “Please Remember Me.”
Phillips is the 11th finalist to win the coveted “American Idol” title and a record contract with 19 Recordings. He joins past winners Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hicks, Jordin Sparks, David Cook, Kris Allen, Lee DeWyze and Scotty McCreery.
I spoke with Scott MacIntyre from a Top 10 finalist from Season 8 on the red carpet before the finale.
Click on the video link to see what he had to say about Idol, his music and more.
For more information on Scott: http://scottmacintyre.com/
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Check back to this page for more interviews and more details from the finale.