Phillip Phillips Reacts to American Idol Victory

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He is the champion, our friends.

It took months of performing and over 132 million votes, but Phillip Phillips was finally crowned the American Idol winner last night. And while the outcome may have been clear to many fans for a long time now, try telling that to the 11th title-holder in show history.

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"I don't really feel anything," Phillip told reporters after the show. "Its crazy I'm still a little numb from the whole situation, it's just so unreal. Did I think I was gonna win? Heck no. It's so unreal. It hasn't sunk in yet.

"It's such a blessing to have, I'm kinda ready to try and comprehend it all. After I won, I wasn't thinking about anything. I wasn't thinking about the song, I wasn't wanting to sing or anything. I just started thinking about the journey and how far all of us have come and how far we made it, it's so overwhelming. Jessica has a huge future ahead of her and we're both supportive of each other. I love playing music and I'm just a lucky guy."

Relive this singer's journey now in our Phillip Phillips video section and then vote: Did the right contestant win?

 

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I totally agree with Jessica!!!!!!!!!
I listen to Volcano and home and all Phillips performances, they are beautifull!!!!!!!!!

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Fantastic :)Australia loves you Phillip Phillips!!!!

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I think Jessica is technically the better singer, but I feel something authentic when Phillips sings. His style touches the soul. I don't think we are voting for technical singing ability, we are voting for a total personality. His renditions of Home and Volcano were very special. He brings something unique and heartfelt to the music scene.

American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]
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