May 24, 2012 07:07 AM by Lisa Princ
Last night on American Idol, we watched as Phillip Phillips keep the tradition of male winners alive, winning the crown over Jessica Sanchez, the little girl with the huge voice. Now that it’s all over, did America get it right?
It came as no surprise last night to most of us that Phillip Phillips was crowned the season 11 winner of American Idol. But not because of his intense talent, it was mostly due to the fact that we have not seen a female winner since the Jordin Sparks era back in 2007. What is going on with this show? Will we ever see a female take the crown again?
In the meantime, Phillip Phillips is enjoying his title, but he isn’t so sure that he was so deserving of it. In fact, Phillip told People after the show last night: “I’m not a great singer. I just love having fun up on stage and playing good music and getting the crowd into it. Music’s fun, dude,” adding: “This doesn’t feel real. It’s so unreal. It still hasn’t sunk in yet. It’s such a blessing. I have no idea why this happened. I just want to play music and I’m just a lucky guy.”
Jessica Sanchez, on the hand, feels that Phillip did indeed deserve to win. Backstage last night, the teeny, tiny, girl with the huge voice explained: “I think America made the right choice. Not that I don’t think I’m good, but he’s worked hard for it. He’s really, really put his heart and soul into it, and he’s pushed through all the health issues, and he’s done it. He did it.”
Now, we want to hear from you! Did America get it right this season on American Idol? Or should Jessica Sanchez should have won? Comment and tell us what you think below!
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