American Idol 2012 Phillip Phillips

Phillip Phillips nabbed himself the pimp spot last night on American Idol 2012 and while he didn’t convince the judges on all his performances there was still plenty of positive responses including a standing ovation. Check out his three performances from the Top 3 show.

The judges start Phillip Phillips with Madcon’s “Beggin’.” JLo delivers the insightful commentary “you’re so funny” (gee, I wonder why she’s not coming back next season) while Steven Tyler likens Phillips’ potential to Bruce Springsteen. Randy congratulates Phillip for being “in the zone” and delivering an “incredible performance.”

Phillip’s own musical selection is Matchbox Twenty’s “Disease” but it doesn’t go over too well at the judges’ table. Lopez is disappointed in the selection saying it lacked the “wow performance” they need at this stage. Steven echoes JLo by suggesting the performance came up short. Randy tightens the noose around Phillip’s performance with a third strike. He felt it was too subdued and something Phillip could “do in his sleep.”

Jimmy Iovine delivers another great selection with Bob Seger’s “We’ve Got Tonight” and it was just what Phillip needed after his previous performance. The judges award Phillips with a standing ovation and pile on the praise for his performance. Randy says it was his “best performance on the show evah!” JLo can’t provide her feedback without reading it off her notepad instead of just speaking to him, but it’s good news for him. Steven closes out the praise with some of his own.

Will Phillip Phillips’ American Idol performances be enough to push him over the top and head on to the finale next week? We’ll know later tonight when the American Idol results are revealed. Don’t forget to vote in our poll and share your thoughts on who was the best this week.

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