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

    January 19, 2012

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.