Phillip Phillips was revealed as the new “American Idol.”
Phillips beat out 16-year-old Jessica Sanchez on tonight’s Season 11 finale, with a record-breaking 132 million votes cast.
The 21-year-old became emotional while performing his winning song “Home” as confetti drifted down around him.
Phillips, a pawn shop worker from Georgia, couldn’t even complete his son as he walked off the stage to hug his family in the audience.
Tonight’s two-hour finale show featured celebrities such as Rihanna, Chaka Kahn, Neil Diamond, and Reba McEntire.
The show featured a tribute to honor the late Bee Gee’s singer Robin Gibbs, who recently passed away of cancer.
“American Idol” season five finalist Ace Young proposed to the third season runner-up Diana DeGarmo, who said yes!
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