Idol Headlines for 05/24/12

Adam Lambert will appear on Bravo’s ‘Watch What Happens LIVE’ tonight at 11:01pm ET

Phillip Phillips’ ‘American Idol’ Win: Experts React – he confetti has fallen, the tears have dried and at the end of season 11 of “American Idol” we have … another WGWG winner. You can’t blame the fans for picking Phillip Phillips?, they voted, in record numbers, in fact, of 132 million. They clearly had their minds made up a long time ago. And with his emotional breakdown as he was attempting to strum the coronation song?, “Home,” the normally unflappable, soft-spoken pawn shop worker provided the show with one of the most riveting moments in an otherwise dull season. We have our own ideas about who deserved to win what this year?, but MTV News reached out to a number of “Idol” experts to see how they felt about Phillips’ triumph. – Read more at

Phillip Phillips steps onto ‘American Idol’ treadmill – The winner has been declared. A nation has decided, and we went to bed on Wednesday finally knowing that American Idol No. 11 is, in the words of dozens of Twitter commenters, another “white guy with guitar” (WGWG). Rest easy, America. Phillip Phillips, a 21-year-old would-be troubadour with husk in his voice, a twinkle in his eye and a smile tailor-made for winning over the world’s grandmas, got the majority of the 132 million votes cast for the long-running Fox music competition. – Read more at the LA Times

Ace Young: How I Planned a Live TV Wedding Proposal – “I called [producer] Nigel [Lythgoe] directly last week and said, ‘I want to do this. I’m going to do this. Is there any way I could do it at the show?’ ” Young told PEOPLE at the Ford-sponsored American Idol season 11 finale post party. “He said ‘Yes, I’m not going to tell anybody until the day of … [and] I want you to figure it out with Ryan [Seacrest].” – Read more at People

See Diana DeGarmo’s Engagement Ring! – What a gem! For his surprise proposal on American Idol Wednesday night, Ace Young selected an 18-karat yellow gold, platinum and diamond engagement ring to present to longtime girlfriend Diana DeGarmo. The David Webb sparkler, which features a 1-carat fancy yellow center stone, also boasts two side diamonds weighing .2 carats.
Young helped to design the ring, after hearing DeGarmo drop a hint. “A month ago, she said, ‘Gold needs to come back,’” Young told PEOPLE after Wednesday’s finale. “I was like, ‘I agree,’ so mental note. – Read more at People

Scotty McCreery tweets, “Welcome to the family man. Proud of you @PPhillipsAI11

Your New ‘American Idol’ Is (Surprise!) A Laid-Back Dude With An Acoustic Guitar – Being named “Phillip Phillips” kind of makes Phillip Phillips sound like he was created like a Cabbage Patch Kid, and after his manufacture, someone said, “What should we call him?” And somebody else said, “Phillip!” And then the first person said, “Phillip what?” But by then, the well of creativity had run dry. “Phillip … Phillips!” A star is born. – Read more at NPR

‘American Idol’s’ Jimmy Iovine on Jessica Sanchez’s Coronation Song: ‘It Did Bomb, Didn’t It?’ – “Phillip had that country base and that young-girl thing going on, that’s hitting the button lots of times,” said the music industry veteran, who got his start as an engineer for the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty and Stevie Nicks. As for Sanchez’s power ballad “Nothing Changes”? “It did bomb, didn’t it?” Iovine remarked. “The song didn’t work well live.” Sanchez had her choice of “three or four different songs,” he added. “We don’t force the kids to do anything.” – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Steven Tyler says both Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez will be successful after ‘American Idol’ – “The last two get record deals and she sings so beautiful, she’ll be on her way,” Tyler says of the 16-year-old Sanchez. “She’ll have a great career.” As for Phillips, Tyler says he admires that Phillips kept doing his own thing throughout the season. “He just don’t care and that’s beautiful. I said from the first, I thought he’d win, only because he’s so vulnerable,” Tyler says. “I think he’s going to be a movie star. I don’t know why but I just think that but I look at his face and I see James Dean.” – Read more at Zap2it

Which Celebrities Attended The American Idol Season Finale, And Who Was The Winner? – Another year, and another season of American Idol has run it’s course. But before we tell you who the Season 11 winner is, we wanted to discuss who turned up for the results show. As expected, AI alumni swarmed. One of the most famous of this group is Carrie Underwood, who arrived looking super glam in Badgley Mischka along with her husband, Mike Fisher. Jordin Sparks looked lovely in white along with Jason Derulo. – See the Photos at VH1

Jennifer Lopez Dishes About Her Future As An ‘Idol’ Judge [AUDIO] – Will Jennifer Come Back For Another Season of ‘Idol’?: “I love this show, I love it. We’ll have to see how everything falls, but it’s not because I don’t want to be here,” Jennifer explains. “I got two little coconuts. It’s a lot of weighing and balancing and deciding.” Listen to the Interview at Ryan

Steven Tyler Talks Up New Aerosmith Album at ‘Idol’ Finale – Steven Tyler spoke about the new Aerosmith record, Music from Another Dimension, during a press conference at last night’s American Idol finale. “It’s the kind of thing where it represents who you are,” the frontman and Idol judge said. “Who are you? We don’t know. Sometimes our music speaks for us so this album – as Joe Perry said on one of his solo records – ‘Let the music do the talking,’ and this one does.” The album is slated to drop August 28th, and Aerosmith premiered the album’s first single, “Legendary Child,” in a performance during last night’s show. – Rolling Stone

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