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    2012 'American Idol' finale

    Ace Young's proposal to Diana DeGarmo was among the many special moments during the season 11 finale.

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    Carrie Underwood

    Grammy Award-winning country star, and season 4 winner, Carrie Underwood arrives at Fox's "American Idol 2012" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Wednesday, May 23 in Los Angeles.

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    Scotty McCreery

    Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery arrives at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Wednesday, May 23 in Los Angeles for the season 11 finale.

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    Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez

    The finalists -- Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez -- take the stage during the 11th season finale of "American Idol" on Wednesday, May 23.

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    Ryan Seacrest

    Host Ryan Seacrest arrives on the stage to open the season 11 finale.

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    Here comes the judges

    Steven Tyler, left, Jennifer Lopez, center, and Randy Jackson greet the fans in the Nokia L.A. Live theater at the opening of the finale.

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    Phillip Phillips and John Fogerty

    Finalist Phillip Phillips, left, performs "Bad Moon Rising" with John Fogerty during Fox's "American Idol 2012" results show on Wednesday, May 23.

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    Joshua Ledet and Fantasia Barrino

    Season 3 winner Fantasia Barrino joins season 11 third-place finisher Joshua Ledet to sing Elton John's "Take Me to the Pilot" during the season 11 finale on Wednesday, May 23.

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    Chaka Khan

    R&B legend Chaka Khan performs "I'm Every Woman" onstage during Fox's "American Idol 2012" results show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live.

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    Rihanna

    R&B star Rihanna performs her new single, "Where Have You Been," during the "American Idol" finale on Wednesday, May 23 in Los Angeles.

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    Jessica Sanchez

    Finalist Jessica Sanchez performs Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" onstage during Fox's "American Idol 2012" results show on Wednesday, May 23.

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    Skylar Laine and Reba McEntire

    Skylar Laine, who was among the season's final 12, joins country legend Reba McEntire for a song during Wednesday's finale.

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    Neil Diamond

    Singer Neil Diamond performs "Sweet Caroline" onstage during Fox's "American Idol 2012" results show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Wednesday, May 23 in Los Angeles.

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    Jennifer Lopez

    Jennifer Lopez, center, performs her single "Tonight" during the "American Idol" finale on Wednesday, May 23 in Los Angeles.

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    Jordin Sparks

    Season 6 winner Jordin Sparks sings "You'll Never Walk Alone" during Wednesday night's season finale.

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    Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young

    Ace Young, right, proposes to Diana DeGarmo onstage during Wednesday night's finale. Young was a contestant in season 5 of "Idol," while DeGarmo was the runner-up in season 3. And she said yes.

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    Aerosmith

    Steven Tyler, left, and Joe Perry, were joined by the rest of Aerosmith to perform "Walk This Way" during the "American Idol" finale on Wednesday, May 23.

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    Final moment

    Finalists Jessica Sanchez, left, and Phillip Phillips, center, listen as host Ryan Seacrest announces the winner onstage at the "American Idol" finale on Wednesday, May 23 in Los Angeles.

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    The season 11 champ

    "American Idol's" season 11 champ, Phillip Phillips, performs his first single, "Home," after he is announced as the winner.

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