The AMERICAN IDOL season finale came down to Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips. But who won the top spot as the next American Idol? Well, with a record breaking 132 million votes, did America get it right?
First let’s talk about the extremely well produced show which opened with a star filled variety of incredible artists. This included Neil Diamond, Chaka Khan, Jordan Sparks, Fantasia, Jennifer Holliday, Aerosmith and a rockin performance by Jennifer Lopez.
It was an amazing end to an incredible season, with some of the best contestants in the history of the show. But my absolute favorite duet was Jennifer Holliday and Jessica Sanchez. It was also a treat to see Joshua sing with Fantasia, this really made the name “Mantasia” come to life.
But who actually walked away the winner of American Idol? Now this was a huge surprise; 16-year-old Jessica Sanchez was beat out by Phillip Phillips in the end. But he was given an edge last night, so it seemed geared toward him being the favorite to win. Phil was suffering with a kidney stone health issue and was emotional when his name was announced. Good thing he’s also good, congrats to Phillip…but I still think Jessica should have won.
We definitely watched the arrival of multiple super stars born tonight. They will all do extremely well in the music industry…this is guaranteed!
And the contestants singing the phone book, was priceless!