In terms of technical ability, Jessica can wipe the floor with Phillip Philips. But the true winner is AT &T and the producer of the show :-D.
The American Idol Finale was held at Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles in front of 7,000 screaming fans. It was telecast live to the East Coast and the Midwest viewed by millions of people all over the world. They equipped the event with a jumbo projection screens plastered on either side of the stage. The crowd assembled at the theater are mostly excited parents and their very small children. There were few posters, far fewer than in past finales, and there weren’t any crazy tributes to any one contestant. Unlike last year where there were huge, blow-up balloons spelling S-C-O-T-T-Y in the audience. This year, there’s no such extravagance.
Cory appeared to the tune of LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem,” which got the crowd moving. He yelled at the crowd: “If you’re ready to party, say yeah! Cory dragged various members of the crowd up to the center stage. It was a dream come true for the fans because they were able to shake their booties and had a few minutes of fame.