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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

'American Idol' Finale Report Card: Phillip Phillips Sews It Up

With the season 11 title on the line, Phillips delivers big-time, while Jessica Sanchez can't live up to the hype. By James Montgomery (@positivnegativ) And there you have it. "American Idol" wrapped up performances on Tuesday night with a more
MTV.com ( 5/23/2012 9:15:17 AM -08:00 )

American Idol Favorite Phillip Phillips to Undergo Kidney Surgery After Finale
American Idol Favorite Phillip Phillips to Undergo Kidney Surgery After FinaleK.Stew's Tomboy Approved! Plus, Lea Michele, Amy Poehler and more. Rate all the highs and lows! Phillip Phillips is stepping up to take care of his health. E! News has learned that the American Idol finalist will undergo kidney surgery in Georgia after more
E! Online ( 5/23/2012 9:01:41 AM -08:00 )

Jessica Sanchez can make 'American Idol' history today
Jessica Sanchez can make 'I HAVE NOTHING' This is the song that could win everything for Jessica Sanchez when text and Internet voters select this season's “American Idol.” Jessica belted out the Whitney Houston song in the first of three numbers Wednesday. more
Inquirer.net (blog) ( 5/23/2012 8:44:30 AM -08:00 )

Frumpy to fabulous! Jennifer Lopez swaps her sweats for sexy leather trousers
Frumpy to fabulous! Jennifer Lopez swaps her sweats for sexy leather trousersBy Aislin Taylor The 42-year-old diva made a quick change at yesterday's American Idol finale in Los Angeles. She arrived on set in a frumpy grey union suit of baggy track bottoms and a loose T-shirt. Her hair was piled atop her head in a frizzy bun, more
Daily Mail ( 5/23/2012 8:12:17 AM -08:00 )

Jessica Wows Crowd In Close 'Idol' Finale
By JANET SUSAN NEPALES LOS ANGELES – Seventy-thousand fans and supporters gathered Tuesday night (Wednesday morning in Manila) at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles to cheer Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips, the two finalists of Season 11 of more
Manila Bulletin ( 5/23/2012 7:49:55 AM -08:00 )

Jessica Sanchez's 'American Idol' Song: The Worst Ever?
By Gil Kaufman Jessica Sanchez seemed to have Phillip Phillips' number through two rounds of singing on Tuesday night's "American Idol" season 11 performance finale . While Phillips has steamed toward an all-but-certain coronation Wednesday (May 23) more
MTV.com ( 5/23/2012 7:48:54 AM -08:00 )

Pinoys, fans rally behind Jessica in Idol finale
MANILA, Philippines - Filipinos around the world, as well as foreign fans of Jessica Sanchez are throwing their full weight behind the teen singing sensation to be the winner of American Idol season 11. People from all over the United States were in more
ABS CBN News ( 5/23/2012 7:14:02 AM -08:00 )

Phillips, Sanchez face off on 'Idol' finale
LOS ANGELES — Jessica Sanchez wishes she could've changed one thing about the "American Idol" finale: her final song. The judges completely dismissed "Change Nothing," the lukewarm potential future single that failed to fully showcase the 16-year-old more
CBS News ( 5/23/2012 7:11:29 AM -08:00 )

American Idol Backstage Report: The Final Countdown
By Rob Moynihan, TV GUIDE American Idol took over the Nokia Theater LA Live on Tuesday night as finalists Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez hit the stage for the last time in front of 7000 fans. Throughout the hour, the audience was overwhelmingly more
Seattle Post Intelligencer ( 5/23/2012 6:45:34 AM -08:00 )

American Idol recap: Phillip delivers a knockout in Round 3
American Idol recap: Phillip delivers a knockout in Round 3Debra Yeo Toronto Star If American Idol's final Season 11 performance show had included just two songs from each contestant, I would have said that Jessica Sanchez stood a chance of beating Phillip Phillips to the win. But along came the third round, more
Toronto Star ( 5/23/2012 6:25:55 AM -08:00 )

'American Idol' Finale to Include Rock, R&B and Country Legends
The big finale for “American Idol” Wednesday night will feature the usual mix of legendary artists and current pop stars, as well as several tributes to the big names in music we've lost recently. According to the Hollywood Reporter, more
ABC News (blog) ( 5/23/2012 6:16:37 AM -08:00 )

Jessica Sanchez should win but Phillip Phillips brings it 'Home'
Jessica Sanchez should win but Phillip Phillips brings it Music Newsday > Entertainment > Music Backstage Pass Music, concerts, musicians and more. PrintAa « Previous postJustin Bieber sets 'Believe' tour View all posts Jessica Sanchez should win but Phillip Phillips brings it 'Home' 9:42 AM By Glenn Gamboa more
Newsday ( 5/23/2012 6:05:24 AM -08:00 )

TV Wednesday: American Idol
As recent history reminds, American Idol is not a singing competition but a popularity contest. A winner will be crowned tonight on American Idol, and make no mistake: TV's biggest talent show will throw the spotlight on the singer viewer-voters like more
Montreal Gazette ( 5/23/2012 6:02:37 AM -08:00 )

American Idol: Phillip Phillips Delivers "Brilliant" Finale Performance
American Idol: Phillip Phillips Delivers "Brilliant" Finale PerformancePhillip Phillips performs onstage at part 1 of FOX's American Idol Season 11 Finale. Credit: FOX via Getty Images Judging by his third and final performance on Tuesday's American Idol, Phillip Phillips just may have snagged himself season 11's title. more
Us Magazine ( 5/23/2012 5:49:34 AM -08:00 )

"American Idol": Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez sing for the title
"American Idol": Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez sing for the title(CBS News) What would you prefer? A suit or a sofa? A manicure or six skinny hazelnut lattes? This is the kind of slightly absurd choice "American Idol" was offering in its finale - two singers of entirely different types, entirely different mindsets more
CBS News ( 5/23/2012 5:46:24 AM -08:00 )

'American Idol' Recap: Change Nothing
By Melissa Locker I know it's felt like a lifetime, but that's just because one of the most talented groups of singers this show has ever had the good luck to amass on one stage (like an actually talented flash mob) was forced to slog through weeks of more
RollingStone.com ( 5/23/2012 5:38:52 AM -08:00 )

Sanchez vs. 'genius' Phillips on 'Idol'
LOS ANGELES - Jessica Sanchez, the teen with the big voice, chose power ballads while Phillip Phillips went with an indie vibe as the two diverse “American Idol” finalists sang on Tuesday for the hearts and votes of America. more
Toronto Sun ( 5/23/2012 5:32:46 AM -08:00 )

Sanchez vs. Phillips on 'Idol'
By Jill Serjeant, Reuters Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips are the final two contestants on 'American Idol.' (REUTERS FILE) LOS ANGELES - Jessica Sanchez, the teen with the big voice, chose power ballads while Phillip Phillips went with an indie more
London Free Press ( 5/23/2012 5:32:26 AM -08:00 )

Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips.Getty
In a packed stadium of 7000 die hard “American Idol” fans, Jessica Sánchez and Phillip Phillips once again gave it their all on Tuesday night, in the hopes of winning the coveted singing competition. The next “American Idol” will be revealed Wednesday more
Fox News ( 5/23/2012 5:13:22 AM -08:00 )

'American Idol': Tonight's The Night
'[Today] is the last episode of the season and I think we are just really relieved,' finalist Jessica Sanchez says about Wednesday's finale. By Kelly Marino The end is finally upon us. On Wednesday night (May 23), someone will be showered in confetti more
MTV.com ( 5/23/2012 5:00:33 AM -08:00 )