After months of competition, only Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips remained on the American Idol season 11 finale Wednesday night. And just one of them could be named the winner --Â Phillip Phillips!
The 21-year-old singer-songwriter from Leesburg, GA, was presented with his silver microphone by season 10 winner Scotty McCreery and then performed what will be his first single, "Home" --Â and breaking down in tears of joy. After his win, Phillip Tweeted, "Wow. Thank you everyone so much. I can't say that enough. I'm so overwhelmed."
Phillip will begin touring with Jessica and the other top ten contestants on the American Idols LIVE! tour which kicks off on July 6 in Detroit, MI.
Watch Phillip Phillips perform "Home" below:
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