Five months of auditions, live performances and rounds and rounds of voting led to last night's big moment. Who would be crowned the American Idol champion after so much anticipation? Who deserved to win? Phillip Phillips.
Beating Jessica Sanchez, the season's runner-up, in a record-breaking 132 million total votes, Phillips was one of the few constants on the show. He never appeared in the bottom three or two, whereas Sanchez was saved by the judges from going home during week 7 results.More »