'American Idol’ contestant and fan favorite Phillip Phillips may have been thinking of judge Jennifer Lopez when he selected Queen's hit ‘Fat Bottomed Girls’ to sing this week. He hit the stage without the signature guitar and we were left wondering if he would deliver magic without the comfort of his five-stringed friend.
It was double songs all the way on ‘American Idol’ and who better to sing a double than the guy with a double name? Phillip Phillips started his “final seven” battle with some delicious ‘You Got It Bad’ by Usher. And now we’ve all got it bad, and can’t wait for our chance to meet up with Phillips in the midnight hour after his ‘In the Midnight Hour.’
Every time Phillip Phillips takes the stage, the shriek of the audience seems to get even more high-pitched with teen girls going gaga for those baby blues and that laid-back, shoot-the-breeze style. This week, though, Phillips failed to charm the judges with Maroon 5's 'Give a Little More' (though Jennifer Lopez still insisted over and over "You know I love you!")
Tonight on ‘American Idol,’ Phillip Phillips lived out a dream and performed on the stage with his brother, who Phillips acknowledged on the show, has “taught me so much about music.” The two blended folk and electric guitar to straight up nail Genesis’ 'That’s All' like nobody’s business.
Last week we saw Phillip Phillips asserting his individual style, both musically and fashionably (remember the gray shirt Tommy Hilfiger wasn't too keen on?) This week, that individuality paid off in a big way as the blue-eyed charmer took on Jonny Lang's 'Still Rainin'' and garnered compliments every step of the way.
Audience favorite Phillip Phillips had a rough week to say the least. The young guitarist with the endearing voice was rushed to the hospital late last week for kidney stones. But, don't worry America, that didn't stop him from making it to his rehearsal to work with guest judges will.i.am and record label executive Jimmy Iovine and blow them both away.