American Idol hasn’t had a female winner in around half a decade, I just made that statistic up, and tonight’s finale proved that Idol viewers just don’t vote for females nearly enough. Jessica Sanchez is a powerhouse, but the dude with two of the same names walked away with the coveted title.
Ryan Seacrest announced: “After a record breaking 132 million votes, the winner of American Idol season 11 is Phillip Phillips!”
Last year’s winner Scotty McCreery handed Phillip his trophy before Phillip sang his new single “Home.”
Jessica Sanchez should have won, but Phillip’s win just ensures that Jess will be the more successful finalist!