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Fans’ Reactions and Favorite Moments From ‘American Idol’

Looking back on Season 11, from Zeppelin covers to Lambert appearances

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Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips perform during Fox's "American Idol 2012" in Los Angeles.

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Last night, Phillip Phillips beat Jessica Sanchez to become the 11th winner of American Idol in a finale which brought in a record 132 million votes. It was another season of close calls, chesslike song choices and surprises.

Here’s what the fans had to say about this year’s Idol finale: its winner, its loser and some of their favorite moments…


















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