Phillip Phillips the 21-year-old pawn shop worker from Leesburg, Ga., is the new "American Idol". Phillip received more viewer votes than Jessica Sanchez. Last year's winner, Scotty McCrery, handed the trophy over. Over 132 million votes were cast which set a new Idol record.

There were tributes to Donna Summer and Robin Gibb of the bee Gees. All of the finalists got to sing with previous Idol champs and a musical legend.

Phillip Phillips did a really good duet with  Creedence Clearwater Revival's "John Fogerty on "Have You Ever Seen the Rain" and "Bad Moon Rising."
"Home" will be Phil Philips first official single released.