After a consistent ride week after week as a top performer on American Idol, Phillip Phillips was crowned season 11 champion. A record-breaking 132 million votes were generated and revealed Phillips as the new Idol, beating out runner up, 16-year-old Jessica Sanchez.
After winning the trophy and title, Phillips was handed his guitar to sing his coronation song “Home.” At first looking unfazed by the announcement, the modest Phillips became overcome with emotion and broke down in a touching moment unable to sing another note.Vodpod videos no longer available.
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