'American Idol' Finale: And the Winner Is...

It was down to Phillip and Jessica in the finale. So which talented singer came out on top? (14 Photos)

Jennifer Graham Kizer on May 24, 2012 at 8:59AM

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'American Idol' Finale: And the Winner Is...

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Jessica Sanchez
ELIMINATED (2nd Place)

Age: 16

Hometown: San Diego

About Her: This Filipino-Mexican teen is a frontrunner with the whole package: big voice, good looks and great style. Despite throat problems, she inspired a standing ovation from the judges after performing Jennifer Hudson's "Love You I Do" from the movie Dreamgirls.

Why She Got Cut: The tiny teen delivered three stand-out performances on the May 22 finale show -- but her gorgeous voice just wasn't enough to defeat winner Phillip Phillips' sexy swagger. Still, we're guessing this won't be the last you see from the super-talented songstress.

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