Live blogging the American Idol Finale.
Producer Nigel Lythgoe said 132 million votes came in yesterday. It’s a world record.
This is going to be very close!
The Top 12 perform “Runaway Baby” by Bruno Mars.
Phillip Phillips and John Fogerty perform “Have you Ever Seen the Rain?” and “Bad Moon Rising” by CCR.
Video audition montage.
Joshua Ledet (The Mantasia) and Fantasia perform “Take Me to the Pilot” by Elton John (Click here to watch the video).
Jimmy Iovine Bloopers.
Top 12 Ladies Perform with Chaka Khan (Medley). Chaka Khan believes Jessica will win!
Ford Music Video. Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez talk about the people that have inspired them (his brother in law, her musical mentor). They gave them each a car!
Phillip and Jessica talk about the mentors.
Rihanna performs “Where Have You Been.”
Skylar Laine and Reba Macintyre perform “Turn on the Radio.”
Tour of Steven Tyler’s love shack: inside we find Playboy bunnies, a sloth, a monkey, a skull, pirate gear, a skunk, and Randy Jackson!
Jessica Sanchez performs “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston. Standing ovation from the audience but not from the judges.
Top 12 guys perform with Neil Diamond.
Video: Top 12 singing the songbook in tribute to Randy Jackson.
Jennifer Lopez performs “Going In’” and “Follow the Leader.”
First Idol couple Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young take the spotlight.Ace proposes and Diana accepts. (Click here to watch the video)
Hollie Cavanagh and Jordin Sparks perform “You Never Walk Alone.” A little painful to the ears…
Top 12 Guys perform a Robin Gibb medley (tribute).
Jessica Sanchez and Jennifer Holliday perform “And I Am Telling You.” Growl galore! The best of the night by a mile! Standing O from the audience and judges from middle to end. What a showstopper indeed.
Aerosmith performs “Legendary Child” and “Walk This Way.”
Top 2 Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips perform “Up Where We Belong” by Joe Cocker.
Now the results:
After a record-breaking 132 million votes, the winner of American Idol is PHILLIP PHILLIPS!
The White Guy with a Guitar wins again. Thanks to the power of American teenage girls.
American Idol 11 Finale Live Stream: