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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Congratulations Phillip Phillips, American Idol Season 11 Winner

Written by Danielle Desmond and Heather Brown

It’s a man’s world when it comes to reigning American Idol winners. Last Wednesday, Georgia native, Phillip Phillips was crowned the 11th American Idol. Phillip took the title, leaving the young and talented diva to be Jessica Sanchez with the runner-up spot, which in American Idol history is not a bad placement either.

Many fans believed that Phillip’s debut song, Home, was what earned him the title, along with his handsome grin and guitar. The American Idol finale was filled with surprise performances from Neil Diamond, John Fogerty, Rihanna, Jordin Sparks, Reba McEntire, Jennifer Lopez, and Aerosmith. The top 12 contestants also returned to the Idol stage before launching their summer tour! Nothing like a little practice to 30 million viewers who tuned in to watch the finale.

Ryan Seacrest reported that a record-breaking 165 Million votes came in for Phillip and Jessica via text, twitter, and phone.  is reporting that over a million Facebook comments and tweets were posted (the most in American Idol history), proving that our social media age is growing at a rapid pace.

Personally, I loved Phillip’s song Home. In fact, I didn’t know that it was written for him and I kept trying to find whose song he was performing. We have followed these contestants since January. They deserve the best and hopefully the fans that followed them all this time will stick with them during their blooming music career. Universal Music is saying that Phillip Phillip’s debut album will be released in July. 

Midwest Tape is in on the hunt for all new Idol musicians to make sure your library patrons have the most recent and new music from the best American Idol has to offer! Who knows what will happen to the fate of American Idol. With the rumors of Jennifer Lopez leaving, to all the new singing competition shows out there, one thing is for sure: there is a ton of talent needed to be heard! 

Thanks for reading this season, and again a big Congratulations to Mr. Phillip Phillips! We are looking forward to hearing your music. 

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