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Phillip Phillips is the new 'American Idol'

Fox Broadcasting CompanyThe X Factor (tv program)
It was a great night for Phillip Phillips, but for "American Idol," maybe not so much. Phillips, a husky-voiced troubadour, conquered Season 11 as expected on Wednesday night's two-hour finale, slipping past his last competitor, 16-year-old chanteuse Jessica Sanchez. But the Fox show itself... John Shearer / Associated Press