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

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