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The Net Called It: Taylor Wins

America may have been in suspense, but online pundits knew all along that Taylor Hicks would cruise to victory.

As the online community predicted yesterday, Taylor Hicks was named the newest American Idol last night, beating Katherine McPhee for the title. After performing a trio of songs, including Elton John’s “Levon,” the Alabama-bred Hicks, 29, was announced as the people’s choice, beating 22-year-old Los Angeles native McPhee whose set included “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” Affectionately called “Soul Patrol” by his fans, the gray-haired Hicks was the choice in online communities across the country and became the oldest Idol winner in the show’s five-year history.

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