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American Idol Crowns a Winner, Sets New Voting Record

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 23:  Finalists Jessica Sanchez (L) and Phillip Phillips perform onstage during Fox's "American Idol 2012" results show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on May 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)

Tonight's final showdown between Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez set a new record, according to host Ryan Seacrest. 132 million people voted in this year's contest, trumping last year's Scotty McCreery–Lauren Alaina matchup, which drew a measly 122 million votes. Oh, and for those who aren't planning a date with their DVR, the winner is ...

Phillip Phillips, only the fifth attractive, guitar-toting white male in a row to win American Idol. Let the "Jessica Sanchez got shafted" griping begin!

Photo: Mark Davis/2012 Getty Images