Is the American Idol 2012 Finale on Tonight, May 23, 2012?
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Is the American Idol 2012 Finale on Tonight, May 23, 2012?

The short answer is: YES! American Idol threw us for a loop this week as it switched days for its performance show, which aired on Tuesday, May 22. Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips faced off in a battle to win Season 11. Tonight, we'll know once and for all which finalist wins the Idol crown!

The two-hour finale results show begins tonight, May 23, at 8/7c on Fox. All sorts of stars will take the stage during the finale, from Rihanna to Reba McEntire. See a full list of tonight's performers.

Not sure who would make the better Idol? We’ve laid out logical reasons for Phillip’s potential win, as well as Jessica’s. Also, take a look back at all of Jessica’s and Phillip’s performances throughout the competition for a quick refresher before tonight’s festivities get under way.

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05.24.2012 / 04:03 AM EDT by Leslie Pandey
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