'American Idol' final in pictures: Rihanna, J-Lo, Aerosmith, more
Published May 24 2012, 08:00 BST | By Kate Goodacre American Idol
's latest winner was named last night
during a star-studded two-hour grand finale
which also reunited 12 of the season's Top 13 contestants.
Stars spanning the past few decades of music from all genres including Rihanna, Neil Diamond, Reba McEntire, Chaka Khan, Jennifer Holliday and Creedence Clearwater Revival's John Fogerty appeared to perform, while past Idol
winners and fan favourites such as Jordin Sparks and Fantasia Barrino also appeared. There was even a surprise wedding proposal, as Ace Young popped the question to fellow Idol
graduate Diana DeGarmo live on television.
Judges Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez also performed live, each debuting new songs.
See highlights from American Idol
's grand finale in pictures below:Note: This picture gallery below contains spoilers revealing the result of Wednesday evening's season finale.
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Host Ryan Seacrest presents finalists Phillip and Jessica to the audience