On the American Idol 2012 results show tonight, after five months of grueling competition, an American Idol 2012 winner will finally be crowned. Who won American Idol 2012 all depends on your votes.

Will we finally have a female American Idol winner with Jessica Sanchez after four years of men dominating the finale? Or will Phillip Phillips continue the winning streak and make it a fifth year in a row that a guy has taken home the title. Join us for our American Idol 2012 results show recap and find out with us who won American Idol 2012!


Please beware! This post contains American Idol 2012 spoilers for the final results show! Please STOP reading now if you do now want to know what happened and do not want to know who won American Idol 2012!

Thousands of hopefuls tried out across the country. Hundreds made it through to Hollywood. Twelve will forever be known as the top contestants on American Idol 2012. Only two are left to find out who will be the American Idol 2012 winner: Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips. Although most of the predictions before the show pointed to Phillip Phillips as the likely winner this season, there were still plenty of fans out there who thought Jessica Sanchez would manage to take home the win despite the odds.

Although a majority of the bloggers out there seem to be predicting Phillip Phillips as the winner, it should be noted that in many fan polls, Jessica Sanchez leads by a wide margin. However, Jessica Sanchez has a larger international fan base who could be skewing these fan polls, because they aren’t eligible to vote (although some may find a way). We also note that DialIdol.com is calling the win for Phillip Phillips based on how busy the call-in numbers were last night, but they have also been wrong before. Who won American Idol 2012 tonight could very well come down to a very close margin indeed.

Tonight on the American Idol 2012 results show we’ll have to sit through a huge slew of celebrity guest appearances and performances, plus a whole bunch of songs from the top 12 contestants, before we get to the actual American Idol 2012 winner.  So sit back with us and hang out while we watch the performances and eagerly await the final announcement in our American Idol 2012 results show recap for the season 11 finale!

And here we go!

The American Idol 2012 final results show opens tonight with the Top 13 all dressed in white doing the Brady Bunch thing to “Runaway”. Producer Nigel Lythgoe said 132 million votes were cast last night for Top 2 finalists Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez.

As we scan the audience we have the obligatory lingering moments over various celebrities (and has-beens), including Lisa Rinna, Dean Cain and Harry Hamlin. Yay and stuff.

Next up we have finalist Phillip Phillips performing a duet with John Fogerty on “Have You Ever Seen The Rain?”. Oddly, this does not sound as great as I imagined it would. Something about their two voices is coming into conflict and they just don’t quite mesh. It’s still cool though, I just wouldn’t buy a copy of it or anything.

More celebrity spottings, yay. Mike Fisher and Carrie Underwood are in the house. Betcha Carrie is thinking she is far superior than either of the final two this year, because that is just the way Carrie is.

Now we have “Bad Moon Rising” which is one of my favorites and pretty well done tonight. Nice.

Oh look at that, a summary video clip of a bunch of horrible auditions where the judges make fun of people who often seem to have mental disabilities. Isn’t that always fun? Host Ryan Seacrest should work on doing some comedy, he’s actually kind of funny in some of these clips.

Next up we have 3rd place Idol hopeful Joshua Ledet singing “Take Me to the Pilot” by Elton John. There you go Joshua, get in touch with that inner queen diva. Straight or gay, man, you do have one, embrace it! And there we go, to complete the ‘Mantasia’ fantasy, we have former American Idol winner Fantasia taking the stage to sing with Joshua. Ack! Save my ears! I mean, I love ya Joshua, but the two of you together could tornado down a house with that screaming! And, um, Fantasia, BURN that catsuit!

Well, whaddya know, another standing ovation from the judges for Joshua. 😛

Did Jimmy Iovine just call Jennifer Lopez Jessica? Do you need some new glasses there Jimmy?

Another group medley now with the girls singing Chaka Khan and here comes the lady herself, 59-years-old and still rocking it! I love Chaka, she just doesn’t give a damn what you think, she’s going to strut her stuff all over the place and in your face.

I love you Jane Lynch! (And she apparently loves her American Idol, look at her having too much fun!)

Alrighty, now we have some cute video of Phillip and Jessica getting to give tickets and cars! to their music mentors. Wow, that’s pretty sweet. And, of course, Jessica and Phillip get their own Fords to drive around in, which is only fair payment for all those terrible Ford commercials they had to endure making all season.

More celebrity music guest appearances… Rihanna singing “Where Have You Been”… Whee. Okay get on with it y’all…

Up next is country cutie Skylar Laine singing “Turn on the Radio” and Reba McEntire is here. Now this is a tune I can really get into, I love, love, love the Reba.

Um, I really didn’t need to see the inside of Steven Tyler‘s dressing room. Boy, they do everything to fill in those two hours of the finale don’t they?

Jessica is taking her spot on the stage now to sing “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston. I still get tears every time I hear it knowing Whitney will never sing it again. Sigh.

After Jessica we have the male finalists singing Neil Diamond. Did you know Neil Diamond wrote “I’m a Believer”? Yep, The Monkees covered it, but Dimond penned it. Love you Neil but man, your voice is just gone.

Well, this is kind of funny. You know how the judges keep saying “so and so could sing the phone book”? Well, the idols are now pretty much doing that right now. It’s rather amusing actually.

Alrighty, now we have the obligatory Jennifer Lopez performance. She will take ANY opportunity to get up on that American Idol stage. Maybe the producers should offer that she can perform every show to keep her from quitting and not coming back next sesaon. As usual, the vocals are what they are, but you can’t deny she’s hot when she gets that body rockin’.

Oh wow! Well, this takes the cheese factor all the way to volcano level. former American Idol contestants Diano DeGarmo and Ace Young are in the house… and Ace just proposed live on American Idol! Boy I bet he’s glad she said yes! The two American Idol contestants actually met and fell in love while they were co-starring in a production of Hair on Broadway in 2010.

Ace: “I love you to death. You’re my best friend. I want to make this last forever, and I will do everything in my power to have the most imaginable amazing life together. “Diana Nicole DeGarmo, will you marry me?”

Diana: “Wow, babe! You picked a good one! My make-up’s running!”

Now Hollie Cavanagh gets her moment to shine in the spotlight, singing a duet with Jordin Sparks on “You Never Walk Alone”. Very nice. I think Jordin Sparks is often under-rated as an American Idol winner. She really has a fab voice.

Awwwh, now we have a tribute to the Bee Gees, which makes me miss Robin Gibb, which probably dates me and has everyone reading this thinking wow, you’re old.

Okay, this is really hot! Jessica Sanchez is singing with Jennifer Holiday on “And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going” and I think I hear some honest passion going on in the teenager tonight. She is telling you she does not want to be going home without that title tonight!

Just 15 minutes left, although I’m still betting this will end up running over the alloted time. Doesn’t it always? To keep us waiting even longer, we now have judge Steven Tyler and Aerosmith up on stage for their moment in the spotlight. Poor Randy Jackson, he’s the only judge who doesn’t get to shake his booty on the stage. Awwhwhh.

I have no idea what this song is, why can’t we hear some rocking old Aerosmith we know and love? Oh yay, finally, “Walk This Way” is much better, although I’d rather hear “Jamie’s Got a Gun” — probably not family friendly enough…

We’re running late, I knew that would happen. Instead of hearing results, we’re listening to Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips struggle through “Up Where We Belong” while they are both obviously just wanting it all to be over and know who will be winning that fat recording contract.

And here we go, the final results and the American Idol 2012 winner will be announced, the confetti will fall, and all the excitement will be over for another season. Ready to hear who will be the American Idol 2012 winner?

And the winner is…

Phillip Phillips!

Congrats to the fifth year of cute white guys with guitars taking home the win! America, it would be nice if maybe next year you might prove to be a little less predictable next time around.

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