last two finalists, the new American Idol is Phillip Phillips! This year sees a new record number of votes - 132 million! It was a spectacular 2-hour Grand Finale show. Malaysians were able to watch this live all the way from Los Angeles on Astro Ch 711. There will be repeats tonight, so don't miss it.
It was a great two hours of music and entertainment. The show started with Phillip Phillips singing two songs with John Fogerty of CCR. Other invited artistes included Rihanna, Neil Diamond (which the guy finalists also sang a medley of his songs just ahead of him), past Idol winners, Fantasia Barrino (she looks like Wow!) and Jordin Sparks, Jennifer Lopez, Aerosmith (Walk This Way being one of the two numbers) and a host of other great artistes. The guy finalists sang a medley of Bee Gees numbers in a tribute to Robin Gibb who passed away a few days ago. Jessica Sanchez, the runner-up, belted out a number of songs including the Whitney Houston classic, I Will Always Love You. Give it a listen from a previous performance in the video below.
Disappointed with the outcome?
Oh, by the way, Ryan Seacrest announced that auditions for Season 12 will start in summer.