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US singer Phillip Phillips crowned American Idol

BBC
24 May 2012 | General News
Phillip Phillips (Left) beat Jessica Sanchez at the finale
Phillip Phillips (Left) beat Jessica Sanchez at the finale

Guitar player and singer Phillip Phillips has won the American Idol talent show, with viewers casting a record number of votes.

Phillips, 21, a shop worker from Leesburg, Georgia, was overcome with emotion as he ended the show with his first single, "Home".

Runner-up was Jessica Sanchez, 16, a southern Californian of Filipino and Latino descent.

The contest remains one of the most-watched shows on US television.

In the final round, viewers cast a record 132 million votes.

"All the fans out there, thank y'all for voting for us," said Phillips before host Ryan Seacrest announced the result.

Phillips was the fifth male American Idol winner in a row.

The two-hour finale featured a host of guest stars including Rihanna, Neil Diamond, Reba McEntire, Chaka Khan and John Fogarty.

Judges Steven Tyler, with his band Aerosmith, and Jennifer Lopez also performed.

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