After last night's 132 million votes and a star-studded grand finale show, confetti showered down as Phillip Phillps was crowned the new American Idol.
Sitting with 6,999 other Idol fans in the Nokia Theatre, there was no denying the vibe was electric. The audience was absolutely going nuts over the superstar guest performances and fancy stage production, but however great the entertainment, fans were still chomping at the bit for the final results, and it's safe to say no one was sitting down when Ryan Seacrest broke the news.
So what was Phillips' reaction, and how is runner-up Jessica Sanchez handling her loss now that the cameras stopped rolling? We got the stars to spill backstage!