Phillip Phillips: American Idol Season 11 Early Favorite [VIDEO]

    January 19, 2012
    Jeremy Muncy
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American Idol just premiered it’s 11th season last night, but some have already declared Phillip Phillips the winner.

No, that’s not a typo… that’s actually his name – Phillip Phillips.

The Albany, GA native performed an over-the-top version of Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition” that didn’t really win over the judges. Randy asked him to pick up his guitar and play something else. He began to play a stripped-down cover of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”, and it was instantly obvious to the three judges that he was the real deal, and he was on his way to Hollywood.

If you do a YouTube search for Phillip Phillips, you’ll see several other songs from him including covers of Eminem, Lil’ Wayne, and Usher among others. You can check out some of the videos for yourself below.

Eminem – Lose Yourself

Lil’ Wayne – Lollipop

Usher – Nice & Slow

Do you think Phillip has what it takes to win American Idol season 11? Tell us your thoughts in the comment section below.

  • http://youtube Diane Gee

    Absolutely , he is very consistent and driven by his music. He has a very unique voice. When I first heard his voice I said that is the Idol this season. He has my vote as well as my husbands.

  • Angela

    He is great! When I havehad such a bad day I replay some of hissongs and it makes me smile…gets me through…..I thank him and american idol for finding Philip.

  • Patricia

    I am seldom totally blown away by any new singer…………….but this young man is totally engaging. He is a true blues-man who rips his heart out of his chest when he sings, laying it on the table for you to see.
    I think that Phillip should be recognized as the most unique and talented contestant who has appeared on “American Idol” for years.
    AND he makes me smile.

  • Lynn Micale

    For me I feel Phillip Phillips has a unique style when he sings.
    It is almost electrifying to see the music flow through his body.
    It’s great to see that he can sing just about anything, and makes the song his own. Absolutely, I feel he IS the next American Idol.

  • JD

    OMG! This Dude Is Awesome!! When He Sings I Forget Everything But The Moment & That’s What Good Music Is About! It’s Been A Long Time Since I’ve Felt The Music Come From INSIDE Someone & I’m So Into The Moment When This Young Man Sings! THANK YOU Phillip!!!!!! You Are My Idol!!!

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  • http://WebProNews Susie

    Phillip Phillips what a singer! When he sang Bob Segars “Night Moods” I just melted, along with many other songs he sang. He is my Idol and he will win the TITLE. No doubt….

  • http://yahoo Susan Woolsey

    I Love Him and He will be a musician i will buy his albums.

  • http://yahoo.com Barb

    I love him he makes you feel the music through his soul and the way he moves it’s like no one I j=have seen in ages his got it all. Philip has Soul, Blues, Grass etc….. Love him so much Congradulations:)

  • Anna

    We are so proud of Phillip here in Leesburg and Albany GA. integrity and soul …. True God given talent…. Congrats Phillip