Phillip Phillips defeated the 16-year-old balladeer Jessica Sanchez and became the winner of the season 11 American Idol on Wednesday night's results show. The 21-year-old contestant received more than 132 million votes coming in after Tuesday's performance show. This number of viewer votes was considered as a new "Idol" record that has never happened before. Phillip Phillips, who was born in Leesburg, Georgia, graduated at the Albany technical College with a major in Industrial Systems Technology. However, the new American idol had missed his graduation ceremonies when trying his best for the Fox singing competition.
A few weeks ago, Phillip Phillips startled some American Idol fans when he introduced his girlfriend Hannah to the public. Many people pointed out that revealing his relationship status could hurt his voting result, because it is undeniable that Phil has become an idol for million of women thanks to his rugged charm.
Phillip Phillips' girlfriend Hannah (left) attended an American Idol season 11 show
After Phillips’ private life went public, many female fans took to Twitter to express their disappointment. “Phillip Phillips has a girlfriend?? I can’t believe he would do this to me. #singlegirlproblems”, wrote one fan. “That heartbreaking moment when you find out Phillip Phillips has a girlfriend..”, another one added. “Awww Phillip Phillips has a girlfriend. A lot of the ladies hearts are crushed”, tweeted another.
Phil's fans showed their disappointments with his coupled status. However, they admitted that Phillips and Hannah are a nice couple.
Responding to his fans’ reactions, the 21-year-old singer straightly shared his point of view that he did not care if his coupled status would drive women away from voting for him. “I'm trying to get the music out there. I'm not trying to be some boy that tries to look good or anything. I want the music to speak first." Most music lovers satisfied with his nice attitude.
American Idol 2012 winner Phillip Phillips also showed his pride when talking about his girlfriend Hannah Blackwell, “She's really proud of me for getting out there and pursuing my dream and everything. She supports me all the way."
Let's enjoy other pictures of Phillip Phillips and his girlfriend!
Hannah has been in the relationship with Phillips for 3 years
Phillip Phillips and Hannah Blackwell pose with American Idol's judge Steven Tyler