American Idol Crowns a Winner, Sets New Voting Record

AMERICAN IDOL: Phillip Phillips performs in front of the Judges on AMERICAN IDOL airing Tuesday, Feb. 28 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Photo: Mark Davis/2012 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!