American Idol fans casted a record breaking 132.3 million votes on Tuesday night to determine whether Jessica Sanchez or Phillip Phillips would walk away the winner of Season 11.
The live two-night finale took place at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on Wednesday night and here##Q##s what went down.
Night one of the two-day finale was not as energetic as viewers anticipated. Jessica and Phillip each sang a pick from Idol creator Simon Fuller, their personal favorite song choice from the season and the song that would be their first single if they were to win.
The judges only delivered one standing ovation throughout the night, which was for Phillip’s last performance of “Home”.
The mood jumped up a notch on Wednesday night with performances from the top 12 idols, Jennifer Lopez and Aerosmith!
Phillip sang alongside CCR’s John Fogerty and Jessica with Original Dreamgirls’ Jennifer Holliday before Ryan Seacrest made the huge announcement that the votes swayed in favor of Phillip Phillips and Scotty McCreery handed over the trophy!
Although the confetti fell on Phil at the end of the night, he is now heading back home to Georgia to undergo kidney surgery before the American Idol Live Tour kicks off this summer. Bummer!
Get well soon and congrats Phillip! Were you happy with the results? Tweet us @PopStopTVdotCom!