The winner of American Idol 2012 will be revealed tonight The moment many people have been waiting for is here! Who will win this season? Is it the musical artist or the big ole voice? The American Idol finale will air from 8pm to 10pm ET. It’s going to be a two-hour finale with lots of performances by different artists.
Last night, Jessica and Phillip took the stage three times. They performed Simon Fuller’s song picks during the first round, to which the judges thought Jessica won the round. In the second round, the top 2 finalists sang this season’s favorite performance. The comments on who the judges thought won the round was mixed. Steven thought Jessica took it again, JLo gave the round to Phil and Randy thought it’s a draw. In the third round is about the winner’s single. Jessica sang “Change Nothing” to which she got some not good feedback from the judges. However, Jessica explained that she chose the song since it was the most like a “winner”s song. Meanwhile, Phillip, who sang “Home” to which he got a standing ovation. The judges loved it as well as the audience, of course. Based from how the judges loved the song, Phillip clearly won round 3.
But who did America vote for to be this season’s winner? Based from the poll we’ve asked you to take, Jessica will win American Idol. Let’s find out tonight if you guys are correct.
Meanwhile, some of the performers tonight includes Aerosmith who will sing their new single “Legendary Child” and Rihanna who will sing “Where Have You Been”, her new single as well. Last season’s winner Scotty McCreery will make another appearance tonight plus there will be performance by the top 13 for sure. Also, Joshua Ledet will be performing with season 3 winner Fantasia while Jessica might have a duet with Jennifer Holliday and a duet with Kristin Chenoweth for a Donna Summer tribute tonight. Lots of performances to fill the two-hour show, but the people only want to know who wins.
Over 122 million votes were cast last year. Will it be more this year? Will the winner be Jessica or Phillip?
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Update: PHILLIP PHILLIPS wins American Idol!
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The top 12 perform “Runaway Baby” by Bruno Mars! Nice to see them again and all are wearing white! Dancers in between performance (promoting So You Think You Can Dance which premieres tomorrow?)
Ryan Seacrest calls Jessica and Phillips (who are also wearing white).
132 million votes were cast!
Phillip Phillips and CCR’s John Fogerty perform “Have You Ever Seen the Rain”! They got a standing ovation! They perform “Bad Moon Rising” next.
Joshua Ledet and season 3 winner Fantasia on stage!
The top 12 girls perform a Donna Summer! Then Chaka Khan joins them on stage to sing “I’m Every Woman”
Video: tribute to the top 12 finalists…
Cars given to the two people who inspired Jessica and Phillip – a 2013 Ford Fusion…
Rihanna performs “Where Have You Been”
Skylar Laine performs “Turn On the Radio” with Reba McEntire!
A peek into Steven Tyler’s world.
Jessica Sanchez sings “I Will Always Love You”
The top 12 guys perform Neil Diamond medley! The guy himself joins them on stage!
Randy Jackson moments – “you can sing the phonebook” lol! The top 12 wearing choir outfit singing the phonebook song!
Scotty McCreery gave Randy a phonebook!
Jennifer Lopez performs two songs! She goes glitter with MC Hammer pantsuit!
Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo on stage! Ryan said dim the lights, lol…Ace proposing to Diana! The girl is speechless…
Hollie Cavanagh performs “You’ll Never Walk Alone”. Jordin Sparks joins her on stage…
The top 12 boys give tribute to Robin Gibb…
Jessica Sanchez and Jennifer Holliday perform “And I Am Telling You”! Awesome and creepy! Better to listen than watch, lol!
Aerosmith take the stage!
Jessica and Phillip on stage! They sing “Where We Belong”
It is TIME to announce the winner!
Phil thanks the fans who have voted for them. Jessica says the same thing…