After 40 episodes and 132 million votes, America finally has a new American Idol: Phillip Phillips!

From the beginning, the Leesburg, Georgia native captured our hearts with his unique vocals and guitar playing skills. It didn’t hurt that he was easy on the eyes too!

During the weeks leading up to the finale, Phillip had some of his best performances of the season. Standouts included stellar versions of Damien Rice’s “Volcano” and Bob Seger’s “We’ve Got Tonight”.

It was certainly tough having to choose between him and his formidable co-finalist, Jessica Sanchez. But when Phillip performed “Home” during the first half of the Idol finale, we envisioned him taking home the title.

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