Phillip Phillips topped Jessica Sanchez for the American Idol title at the end of a two-hour season finale Wednesday night.
On Thursday afternoon, they talked to the media.
Phillip talked about his upcoming surgery, his admitted vocal shortcomings and why "Home" isn't the type of song he'd write. Read the interview here
Jessica talked about how her potential first single was chosen and the type of music she hopes to make -- she says definitely not "bubble gum pop." For her interview, go here.
And head here for complete coverage of the finale, including analysis and photo galleries.