American Idol came to a close Wednesday night in an emotional coronation for guitarist Phillip Phillips. The Georgian beat 16 year old Jessica Sanchez to take the title of American Idol for season 11.
While the show was filled with performances from the top 12, the judges and of course Phillip and Jessica nothing came close to the final performance of Phillip Phillips after he won the Idol crown.
With a record 132 million votes, Phillip was announced as the winner. Jessica leaned over and gave the victor a huge hug and the final 12 Idol Finalists rushed the stage to hug the future star. As last years winner brought out the official trophy and a guitar Phillip looked stunned. When he was handed the guitar he looked like he didn’t know what song he was even supposed to be playing.
Phillip lasted through the first chorus with his singing of his first single “Home” before not being able to hold back the tears of joy. While he never put the guitar down (appropriately) the rest of the song was performed with back up vocals and instrumental as Phillip rand down the stairs of the stage to greet his family.
Here is a full performance of Phillip Phillips coronation song “Home”