Phillip Phillips Named 2012 American Idol Winner

Published: Wednesday 23rd May 2012 by Rashad

It’s certainly been a long road for crooner Phillip Phillips.  Narrowed down from thousands of contestants, the young singer bested 16-year-old powerhouse vocalist Jessica Sanchez  to be named 2012’s American Idol.  With a record setting 132 million votes between the two of them, it was ultimately the 21-year-old guitarist that took the prize.

While we look forward to music from both of the blossoming vocalists, we at That Grape Juice extend our congratulations to Mr. Phillips for being crowned this year’s American Idol!

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  1. Suicide Blonde May 23, 2012

    I can’t say if he deserves to win because i don’t watch the show but good for him.

  2. Sleazy May 23, 2012

    This guy Won jessica O_o lawd have mercy I’m bout to have more facial expressions than jenifer holiday”

    • BitchIcantevenspellwelfare May 23, 2012

      *DEAD*

  3. josh May 23, 2012

    B*******…

  4. cai May 23, 2012

    i was a big fan of phillips but……Jessica deserved the win she was the better vocalist and will be much more commercially successful than he will be…those damn little girls who vote there nail polish off are so blind…..but i do love the coronation song they chose for him…

  5. Trey May 23, 2012

    Dayum….that was qwik!!

  6. lolax May 23, 2012

    he is so beautiful but jessica deserves the title she have the talent

  7. Adrian May 23, 2012

    He has commerical appeal for mainstream while Jessica has impeccable talent and will have a great diverse catalog of material. Jessica=real winner! Congrats to Phillip though. He will be called an American Idol, while Jessica will be a GLOBAL idol. She’s only 16 and has so much more to grow into.

  8. Sleazy May 23, 2012

    5 WHITE guys with GUITARS won this Show nah its time to move on BYE idol Hello Xfactor and TheVoice

  9. britneyspears#1fan May 23, 2012

    THIS IS SOME B*******!!!!!! AMERICAN IDOL CAN SUCK IT!!!! JESSICA DESERVED THIS…. I KNOW HSE WILL GO ON TO DO BIG THINGS… AND PHILLIP WILL FLOP LIKE THE OTHER 5 WHITE BOYS WITH GUITARS… #TEAMBLUEJAY

  10. MusicBoy May 23, 2012

    He’s Gorgeous!!!…Congrats to him

  11. BeyonceForever May 23, 2012

    American Idol is really a joke now and has been for years. Its sad that the talented people who can really sing get voted off but just watch you not going to hear nothing from him and jessica will blow up everywhere. You don’t need the title for success. Phillip is a mess!

  12. ~aMaZiNG.Lee~ May 23, 2012

    Whatever! Joshua Ledet>>>>>

  13. ANTHONY May 23, 2012

    Jimmy lovine knew he was a star, he was deserving to win!! if anyone else would have won i couldnt seen them being a kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood still being relevant & selling albums.

  14. I.D. May 24, 2012

    As talented as as he is, it seems that being physically appealing to teenage girls wins votes. Let’s see if the votes that got him the American Idol title translate into actual album sales. Just sayin’.

  15. May 24, 2012

    Jessica should have won. She’s gonna have way more success than him

  16. Weaveney May 24, 2012

    Why don’t we all just agree that American Idol hasn’t produced a proper winner in the past 5 years, since Jordin Sparks. You seem poised for success if you DON’T win American Idol.

  17. Jer May 24, 2012

    Im sorry but the only reason he won us because hes so hip right now. White boy that can barely sing. Check. Scruffy look. Check. Half plays guitar. Check. People are going off on these stupid artists like they aint never seen a white guy sing before AKA “We Are Young” /. “Somebody I Used To Know” its nothing new. Give me a hot dance beat at least its fresh. White guys half sining over an acoustic guitar pulease i am not here for that 70s $hit yal had yer time

    • Stephen May 24, 2012

      I agree with you on “We Are Young” and “Somebody I Used to Know”. But I don’t agree with you on “White boy that can barely sing” cuz from your comment, it seems like you are of the notion that if a person doesn’t belt, then that means he can’t sing. High notes don’t mean good singing

    • TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! May 24, 2012

      That we are young single is the best selling single of the year!! Glad guitar music is doing well!! Guitar music will never die.. hate to break it to ya!

  18. antertain May 24, 2012

    I aint mad really because out of all the contestents Phillip had the most original sound and unique vibe. He shocked me when he did a really good job on Usher “U Got It Bad” the week he sung that and it showed some versatility

    Joshua & Jessica are the beasts vocally. 2 of the best ever on Idol but they have a sound we already know.

    You hear the Beyonce, J Hud influence in the young Jessica and Josh sounds like a gospel CD with super control.

    They my favs (Josh & Jess) as a urban music fan but other than his looks i can understand why America got into the zone of Phillip.
    I dont think there is anyone in the current charts that sounds like him so he got a lane to run into and probably he needed this title more than our vocal heavyweights.

    Congrats

    • Stephen May 24, 2012

      If you can remember Jermaine Jones, he was a better vocalist than all of them

  19. NOBITCHASSNESS May 24, 2012

    Runner Up’s seem to get more shine than the actual winner in the long run but congrats to Phillip. #teamBlueJay

  20. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! May 24, 2012

    Never really liked his voice, but supose all the teenage girls voted for him.

  21. Authoritync May 24, 2012

    People still watch this b*******?

  22. Bam Bam May 24, 2012

    Jessica should have had won she had the vocals and stage presence of someone twice her age…..

  23. Geezy May 24, 2012

    Remember ppl is all politics Phillip has a lane all his own, while Jessica can still be groomed being that she’s only 16 years of age. The industry is more about popularity opposed to talent. So popularity won again.

  24. Mely B May 24, 2012

    Being that there were no Black female contestants I lost interest in this season real quick. Not surprised that another “soulful” “artistic” WGWG won. This show has officially jumped the shark for me – they need to blow up this show by getting rid of Randy, JLo & Steven and get more panelists who are in the business side of the industry – producers, a&r staff, etc who may be better able to judge true talent instead of blowing smoke up these kids’ behinds.

  25. NJabzzzz May 24, 2012

    Wat the F! Jessica deserved to win guess America is tired of talented people just look at Rihanna’s performance

  26. MISHKA May 24, 2012

    Never got the hype about this guy but congrats and on to the next one.

  27. Aimes May 24, 2012

    YAAAWWWN!!! ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST. YALL KNOW THE SHOW IS THE STAR AND THESE LOSERS FLOP RIGHT OUT THE GATE. ON A THOUSAND SEASONS OF IDOL OF 3 NAMES ARE RECOGNIZABLE – KELLY CLARKSON, CARRIE UNDERWOOD AND JHUD. FORGET FANTASIA, SHE KEEPS GETTING INTO MEN AND MONEY ISSUES. SO WHO’S LEFT??? EXACTLY, NO ONE. NEXT!!

  28. Elvis Madore May 26, 2012

    hes hot.

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