Thursday, May 24, 2012

Idol winner

  • If Phillip Phillips had been craving a victory on "American Idol" this season, he did an outstanding job of hiding it. Mr. Phillips is a secret sophisticate, often going to great lengths to mask his evident gift.
  • (New York Times)
  • Newly-crowned American Idol champ Phillip Phillips will finally undergo urgent kidney surgery next week, TMZ has learned.
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  • After two hours of awards-show-like grandiosity, American Idol named its winner.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • American Idol crowned a winner on Wednesdays finale, but the show also managed to pack in a live marriage proposal for season 5 Idol star Ace Young and season 3 alum Diana DeGarmo.
  • (CNN)
  • "If a girl votes for me because I'm cute, then it's not about the music," said the season 11 winner in a conference call with reporters on Friday. "I'm not trying to be a cute guy trying to be successful … [I put] the music first.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • About 22 million people caught the crowning of the latest white guy with guitar to be crowned "American Idol" winner Wednesday night – about 7 million fewer viewers than last May.
  • (Washington Post)
  • LOS ANGELES -- Phillip Phillips winning American Idol was not a big winner for the show. Preliminary Nielsen ratings show 20.7 million viewers watched the singing competitions finale Wednesday, a 29 percent drop from the audience for the 2011 Idol finale.
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  • A group of Anthem youth singers, who perform at nursing homes and hospitals, won the Anthem Idol competition last weekend.
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  • Unlike the actual American Idol results show, we dont intend to keep you in suspense about the winner with two hours of filler. After 132 million votes cast last night (really, people?), the 11th winner of the juggernaut reality competition is ..
  • (Huffington Post)
  • A few other things happened on Idol Wednesday night, aside from naming the seasons winner and watching Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young hug it up after getting engaged.
  • (CNN)

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