Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez Making Talk Show Rounds

American Idol 2012 winner revealed

The American Idol 2012 finale is behind us so now it’s the time of year when the winner and finalists start working on their music careers. But for Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez, the media frenzy hasn’t died down just yet.

American Idol runner-up Jessica Sanchez kicked off her New York City tour this week and dropped by Live! With Kelly. Jessica talked to Kelly about her time on American Idol and what she sees in her future. She also took some time to perform her version of Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You,” the performance that wowed fans during this season of American Idol.

Phillip is still preparing for his upcoming surgery so he hasn’t been as active as most newly-crowned Idol winners, but he did stop by Access Hollywood at the end of last week to perform “Home,” the winning song that has taken iTunes by storm.

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  1. now is when their careers begin to kick into high gear.   let’s hope they don’t burn out before the age of 30!  show biz is TOUGH!!  and the public is TOUGHER.

    • Maybe she is in your eyes, but not in the real world.  Watch the show over again…Ryan said and the American Idol for 2012 is PHILLIP PHILLIPS!!!  And if you looked, Jessica was smiling.

      • @Laudemhir Jan Maisog Parel….the show is named AMERICAN IDOL….not WORLD IDOL.    Some of the people on this site just don’t get it.  There are a myriad of stories online about how this World Idol crude started, just isn’t true.  Try googling..you get a lot of good info.

  2. I think I like this stripped down version of Home the best. However..I heard  he really doesn’t like this song.  

    • I like it, it really a winning song for that matter~ 🙂
      Yeah, he said it’s definitely the kind of song that he would have in his album or kind of song he’ll be doing.

    • If what you say is true, about him not liking that song … Me and Phillip have something in common.

      • He said it’s a little too pop for him.  He said he is itching to do his own stuff.

      • It has a nice sentiment to it but it’s not for me. He also said that he doesn’t do the oohhs and aahhhs within the song so it’s really not that much of a song without that filler to lengthen it. One verse and the chorus and that’s it.

  3. Can somebody tell how you find how their respective singles are doing???  I haven’t heard any information about itunes downloads–just curious what the numbers are–I know that ‘Home’ had reached #1 on Itunes–just curious how many they have sold.  In the past I thought I saw that information about past finalists already.

    • I think there’s none yet, some P2 songs are still in chart. JS & P2 albums are also still in charts in Itunes. Moreover, I think they JUST released the cd of it, so there’s still no news about it. 🙂 Let’s wait. 

  4. Just curious what was the vote ratio between Phillip & Jessica? How close a vote was it?

    • I heard from a Filipino diplomat in DC that Filipino-Americans in the East Coast would request the Idol management to be more transparent and hence that Idol should allow the Fil-Am request for a RECOUNT. But Jessica said the recount was not necessary. Dialidol did not predict the outcome; the first time ever in dialdol’s history. Dialidol said it was too close to call.

      •  When the gap is HUGE, they do not announce it in AI during the show to avoid embarrassing the runner-up.  It has always been like that.

        It is now online.  69% for Philip and 31% for Jessica.

        How do you think Jessica would feel if they announced that during the show?

      • Really, carlos.  You are such a pathetic, broken toy.  Your desperation humiliates you.

  5. Hi Branden, any info regarding other contestants, e.g. Hollie, Skylar? I heard recording contract is not promising for this year due to low rating. 
    I expect they have career soon. 

  6. I missed Phillip on Access Hollywood.  I just love that song “Home”.  Can’t wait for PP to cut his first CD.
    I did catch Jessica on Live with Kelly.  She sang my favorite song and was wonderful BUT Phillip’s music is great.  JMPO……..
    I will buy both PP & JS’ cd when they come out.
    Thanks for all the great updates Branden and Matt……….

    • Phil could have sung “Home” at the Memorial concert last weekend, but the organizers invited Daughtry instead to sing “Home,” of which I’m not sure if it’s the same one Phil sang or it just happened to be of the same title.  Any rate, Jessica sang the National Anthem to kick off the Concert, and then Daughtry sang just minutes before the storm that caused the cancellation of the event. Such a slap on the face of Idol’s TBTP (the powers that be) to ignore Phil to that significant memorial event. I read somewhere though that it was Joshua Ledet they had first in mind before Daughtry. I guess the organizers decided to just invite Daughtry to avoid slapping Phil and Idol’s TBTP twice by inviting Jess & Josh and ignoring the winner.

      • Unbelievable–now it is conspiracy that you cannot download Jessica’s songs or albums & some how it is a slap in the face because Phillip was invited to sing at the Memorial Concert.  He was never going to participate in anything this week–remember ‘health issues’–you should remember you all have been beating him up for weeks now over his health issues.  He won–she didn’t lose–she just came in 2nd….and I have to say she has handled it beautifully–wish I could say that for the rest of you. 

        And, by the way the song that Daughtry sang is not the same one as Phillip recorded.  Yes they are both called ‘Home’–but not the same song.

        I have to go now–I have to say that I feel like I get dumber by the minute reading some of the posts on this site.

        Good luck with those downloads–hope you uncover the conspiracy–I’m sure Branden & Matt will get right on that!!  lol!!

      • Its the same title “Home” but its two different songs.  I like Daughtry’s too.   Thanks for the update!!!!

      • My gosh! Jessica was invited a week before the Finale!!! Read more articles for your info.

      • Jessica has had alot of practice singing the National Anthem….she sings it well.  I believe she has opened a couple of Charger games in San Diego.  Remember she has been working since  she was about six and was on America’s Got Talent when she was 11.  She is not exactly a new comer.

      • Maybe they invited Jessica because her dad is a US navy…….nothing else…..and she did GREAT! 

      • Jessica was invited to sing the national anthem for Memorial Day
        during the Top 4 or so show after she announced in AI that her dad was
        deploying during the Top 5 or so show.

        They chose her because her dad is in the military and Memorial Day is remembering the military.

        As for the kidney issues, Philip did not accept any singing gig
        during the season for after the show because of his kidney surgery.   He
        had 8 kidney stone surgeries during the season but nobody released that
        info until after the show is over.  Having kidney stone is like giving
        birth.

        That explains it why he was not in some Ford commercials.

        Those invitations were done WHILE THE SEASON WAS STILL GOING on, NOT AFTER.

      • Jessica was invited to sing the national anthem for Memorial Day
        during the Top 4 or so show after she announced in AI that her dad was
        deploying during the Top 5 or so show.

        They chose her because her dad is in the military and Memorial Day is remembering the military.

        As for the kidney issues, Philip did not accept any singing gig
        during the season for after the show because of his kidney surgery.   He
        had 8 kidney stone surgeries during the season but nobody released that
        info until after the show is over.  Having kidney stone is like giving
        birth.

        That explains it why he was not in some Ford commercials.

        I really want BOTH to succeed.  That’s why I bought the albums and
        songs for both.  Philip’s sales are already in millions combined.

        Jessica’s fans should buy her songs and album. 

        Philip’s fans are already doing it, why not Jessica’s?

        Jessica’s fans need to support her in sales because if the producers
        do not see that she is selling now while she is still popular, how will
        they feel confident in producing her an album if her fans are not
        buying?

        That is BUSINESS.

        I just went to itunes website again now and typed “Jessica Sanchez” and they came up. I know a lot of people who bought Jessica’s songs and albums in itunes too.

        It has to be the US itunes charts.

        There is NEVER a problem in the US.

        If you cannot find it in itunes website, just go to google and type “Jessica Sanchez itunes songs”.  That comes up too.

        You can then click and buy it from there.

        If you are in the Philippines or another country, buy the itunes gift
        card and then buy the songs and the albums from the US itunes website.

  7. My friends and members of my family circle have been trying to download Jessica’s album from Itunes to the Mac but to no avail. It says the site is being modified. I tried to buy Phil’s song but I was able to go thru. Now they say Phil took Itunes by storm. How can Jessica sell her songs or album if people can’t even download them?
    Last week the same thing happened (no downloads for Jessica) and Jessica’s album was almost at the bottom near 200. The next day her album moved from that bottom rank to # 10, as in Top 10. Now she’s down to I think # 37.  
    From something like rank # 184 then up to 10 and then down to 37. There is something erratic and irregular and “fishy” about this whole thing.  I called my friend at the Apple store to explain and he told me that there could be some Virus to Jessica’s album. I emailed Itunes and Apple yesterday and they told me to waith for 72 hours! Now Branden, author of the Article, can you please find out about this seeming SCAM or anomaly in Itunes? Or, Jessica fans out there, can you shed some light on this? I already reported the matter to CNN and I hope journalists would do an investigative reporting of this seeming conspiracy against the young gal… 

    • Guys, you can google ITUNES ALBUM SALES CHART and you will be brought to that site where you can see the Top songs. Top song now is no longer the one by Phil (Home); it’s a song by Justin Bieber in # 1. Album wise, last Monday Phil was in # 2, now he’s down to # 5. Jessica was in # 10 and now she’s down to # 37. Such an abrupt change for a day calls for some investigative journalist’s reporting Branden. Carrie Underwood’s album is also down but the downward slope was gradual. I was looking at the other albums and I notice that it’s normal to go down after a day or two but not by a big gap. With regard to Jessica’s, hey, look at this: last week until Sunday her album was ranked # 184; the next day it rose to # 10 and stayed in Top 10 for just over 24 hours, and now, Wednesday (May 30), it’s in # 37. Now, as I write, my cousin still can’t download Jessica’s songs or album when she tries and tries to buy them from Itunes.

      • I tried putting JS on iTunes search engine and nothing shows up but with P2 it does. Apple is known for its IT quality so I would like to rule out that this is a virus thing. I think I would have to agree with you Carlos. Poor JS.

      • same here, trying to buy it after the finale. I even tried my husband computer. Its really estranged.

      •   I
        just went to itunes website again now and typed “Jessica Sanchez” and
        they came up. I know a lot of people who bought Jessica’s songs and
        albums in itunes too.

        It has to be the US itunes charts.

        There is NEVER a problem in the US.

        If you cannot find it in itunes website, just go to google and type “Jessica Sanchez itunes songs”.  That comes up too.

        You can then click and buy it from there.

        If you are in the Philippines or another country, buy the itunes gift card and then buy the songs and the albums from the US itunes website.

    • First people couldn’t vote for her, lines were busy, now you can’t download songs.   Do you really believe there is a worldwide conspiracy against a 16 year old girl.   Let’s get real here.   As for your other comment Carlos, google digital song  or even  P2’s name and you will get all the dets on his “Home”  and Americal Idol Journey downloads, this guy is no joke.

      • Try downloading Jessica’s album yourself and you will see what I mean. I already reported this to CNN and other networks. Apple itself did not deny the possibility of a certain type of Virus.

      • I am not doubting your honesty.   Perhaps there is some sort of technical error.  I honestly don’t believe it is intentional.  Jessica is a star in the making and you should be proud!

      • I know. Apple emailed me and it said that there was the possibility of Virus, a very rare occurrence, if at all, since Apple is not prone to viri or viruses. Apple did not say that there could be a technical error.  Apple can’t have technical errors that will last them more than a few days to resolve. I suspect that there’s a “conspiracy” within the Apple-Itunes to discredit Jessica.  But since there are so many Asians in the Apple world, one intentional error was discovered and so Jessica’s rank rose from something like # 184 to # 10 in one day.  Now how do you explain that? If it was merely technical and unintentional, then the other Idol songs or albums would have been affected but it’s only Jessica’s album. This is America, and Americans in the computer world do not make big mistakes like that, unless there is a scam. 

      • @Vanessa. No it’s definately the CIA, MOSSAD and MI5 working together. I don’t really like listening to Jessica, and today I happened to go to a new doctor and he removed an ear implant that I had installed ironically the first day AI was aired this season. He told me my ear implant had been modified. Now I understand why I didn’t like listening to Jessica’s music, the government didn’t want me to.

      • Phillip is a Big JOKE!!! his song HOME sounds like a funeral song
        And also Im tired of hearing about his bloody kidney. Common its  only a multiple kidney stones that needs to be remove by laser several time. No big big dramas anymore please.

      • Yes, too many excuses!

        I just went to itunes website again now and typed “Jessica Sanchez” and  they came up. I know a lot of people who bought Jessica’s songs and albums in itunes too.

        It has to be the US itunes charts.

        There is NEVER a problem in the US.

        If you cannot find it in itunes website, just go to google and type “Jessica Sanchez itunes songs”.  That comes up too.

        You can then click on the itunes link and buy it from there.

        If they are in the Philippines or another country, buy the itunes gift card and then buy the songs and the albums from the US itunes website.

        The US producers who want to gambe in making an album for the artist only look at US sales.

    • Me and my friends cannot download Jessica’s album also. I emailed Itunes and they said to wait 72 hrs but it’s almost a week!  Please have this investigated. 

      • I
        just went to itunes website again now and typed “Jessica Sanchez” and
        they came up. I know a lot of people who bought Jessica’s songs and
        albums in itunes too.

        It has to be the US itunes charts.

        There is NEVER a problem in the US.

        If you cannot find it in itunes website, just go to google and type “Jessica Sanchez itunes songs”.  That comes up too.

        You can then click and buy it from there.

        If you are in the Philippines or another country, buy the itunes gift card and then buy the songs and the albums from the US itunes website.

         

      • I just went to itunes website again now and typed “Jessica Sanchez” and
        they came up. I know a lot of people who bought Jessica’s songs and
        albums in itunes too.

        It has to be the US itunes charts.

        There is NEVER a problem in the US.

        If you cannot find it in itunes website, just go to google and type “Jessica Sanchez itunes songs”.  That comes up too.

        You can then click and buy it from there.

        If you are in the Philippines or another country, buy the itunes gift card and then buy the songs and the albums from the US itunes website.

    • Are you trying to download in the US?

      If you are, there is NEVER a problem in downloading in itunes in the US.  Try to use a different computer.

      The producers look at US SALES, not international sales, to determine if they would gamble an album for an artist or not.

      You can try to buy an itunes gift card.  Then go to itunes US and download.

      • Yes, Im a US citizen and I live in Cape. I never bought a CD for a long time, and this is the first again. I am a fan of Jessica Sanchez. She is amazing. I check WALMART t webiste and can preorder ger album but have to wait til July. Its a long time to wait. But I will as long as I can have her album.

      •  No, they do not sell the CD.

        They sell it in itunes website.  That is the ONLY place they sell it.

         There is NEVER a problem in the US to buy in itunes.

        If you cannot find it in itunes website, just go to google and type “Jessica Simpson itunes songs”.

        You can then just click from there and buy.

        If you are in the Philippines or another country, buy the itunes gift
        card and then buy the songs and the albums from the US itunes website.

      • Yes I am in the US and so are my friends.  I have an email response from Itunes to show that they don’t know why this is so.  Whenever we click buy both in our PC and Iphone, the response is “This item is currently being modified. Please try again later”.

    • I’m from Canada…  I was able to download all her songs from iTunes w/o hassle.  Maybe it depends on which area you are located?  But they should definitely check that out!

    • LMAO!!! There is no conspiracy with Itunes. Seriously…Apple really doesn’t care which song or album goes number one. All they care is that people keep buying!

    • And honestly..CNN? They are probably going hysterical. There are a lot more important things going on than a supposed American Idol conspiracy. Do you wear a little tin foil hat on your head?

  8. Just ran across at least Phillips #’s for the first week of release.  His AI Journey album debuted at 11–with 24,000 sold.  His single….’Home’ had 278,000 digital downloads–they say that is the 2nd largest sales week for a single for any AI contestant! Wow!  2nd to Kelly Clarksons 280,000 for My Life Would Suck.  That is great!!  Love that song!! 

    • Yeah, just about to tell you about it. 🙂 I also read it in ‘Billboard’
      JS got only 4,ooo sold in debut. That’s amazing for P2! 🙂

  9. Phillip’s song “Home” had 278,000 downloads on Digital Songs Chart.  He debuted higher than any other idol in history.  On every level he is doing well with this song and others performed during the season.  All this and he can’t do the regular promotional round of talk shows.   I don’t think he too much to worry about any time soon as far as his music goes.   The news wasn’t as bright for JS’ song, or culmination of Idol songs, but she sure had a lot of fans on this site for sure!

    • @Mmcrell:  We read the same article!  He is killing it.   You don’t have to have an over the top voice to be successful.  Obviously 278,000 downloads is a lot of people who enjoy a voice whose essence comes from the soul..not loud, not proud, just great to listen to.

      • Don’t declare Victory until the last man is dead in battle. That was the mistake of Americans in fighting the Vietnam war. America thought it won that war until one day Americans found out they just had to leave Vietnam or face serious consequences beyond compare. This battle between Phil and Jess is far from over. FAR FROM OVER…

      • You have got to be kidding me! Carlos..are you off your meds? Comparing a Tv show and talent show to the Vietnam war is more than ridiculous.  Seriously. Seek help. Now.

      • why does it have to be a battle??  two different singers, two different styles.  you don’t have to love or hate either one.  if you don’t like the music then DON’T LISTEN!!!!!!

      • Okay..I’m getting outta here after this Mr. Carlos…Please don’t compare a singing competition to a war, especially VN.  The competition between Jessica and Phillip is over.  He won the contest.  Now they both go off to their separate lives (after the tour that is), just relax and enjoy her music.  You are getting way to serious over a couple of kids singing.

      • Vanessa, the American Idol contest is worse than a war.  At least, if you go to a war, there is a possibility of your actual winning. But in the Idol, no matter what, there is already a pre-fabricated wgwg winner. Last year there were only 120,000,000 votes; this year there was a 12,000,000 jump on the number of votes. 10% increase of votes, and how would you account for that increase in the voting trend if not to those who just watched the Idol this year due to the presence of Jessica Sanchez in the Idol. 
        Now pray tell me where are those extra 12 million votes? Statistically speaking, the votes in Idol would not go up but go down for the Idol has been going down in both ratings and viewership.  So, based on the 120 million votes, you can give 65 million to Phil and 55 to Jessica.  Now add the 12 mlllion to Jessica and that would be 67 million for her.  
        It was a close fight and dialidol said it was too close to call.  But with only 2 million votes separating the two, the Idol management gave the crown to wgwg Phil because the Idol was not yet ready to declare an Asian-looking female winner of the Idol. The issue is not only about 2 kids singing; the issue is about justice and truth and integrity in this land we call America and we both love, the land of justice and equality for all.

      • @Carlos:  Oh my goodness, how can you possibly compare a singing competition to the Viet Nam War.  That is disgusting!

      • @Sheri. It’s not disgusting just stupid. In fact the post made no sense whatsoever. Amazing how sour grapes can affect people.

      • @Sheri:  Hi doll!  Hope you and your sister are doing well.  I’m getting off site now, as you can see, it’s just a tad strange tonight!  Viet Nam and American Idol, that comparison makes my head explode.  Ciao for now…

    • But tell me, who sang “Home” in the Memorial Day Concert? His name: Chris Daughtry. Phil is nice and his voice is cool to so many girls, including Jessica.  It’s just average to me; I can sing his songs and I’ve sung Volcano before, but like Philip, I can’t reach high notes to sing like Steven Tyler or Steve Perry.  But people who can carry high notes can easily do a Philip song. No big deal for P2 as far as singing goes.  Looks? Hell yeah bet your life… As Jessica aptly says, “that’s what America likes–Male music–then so be it.” As we say in Spanish, a mi vale madre! Peace, vanessa, take care.

      • @Carlos..Daughtry sang a whole other song of his also called Home.  Phillip hasn’t made any public appearances bc he was supposed to have surgery yesterday, then became ill with a sinus infection.  You will see him soon.  Sorry Jessica didn’t win…but there are 12 contestants singing on this show,  so you will have 11 sets of fan around the country that wish their fav had won.  It’s nothing personal.  P.S.  Americans like woman singers obviously, look around, it’s not just the guys!

      • I think the problem with the votes is that perhaps many of them that came in were not legal and counld not be counted (just a guess). 

        Jessica has an excellent voice, so did Pia Toscana last year, it just is not different.  We have Celine, Mariah, Beyonce, and we had Whitney.  What exactly did Jessica bring to the show that was different.   I already own Beyonce, Whitney, Celine and have seen two of them in concert.   So why would I purchase anything recorded by Jessica or go see her in concert.   Been there, done that!   She will do well but needs to bring something new to the table.   I think many Americans  watching Idol felt the same way, therefore voted for P2.

        Phillip is a true artist, he has not been doing the Hollywood circuit since he was 11 (as Jessica has) and he is a breath of fresh aiir.  I love his music and I will go see him in concert.  

      •  Jessica was invited to sing the national anthem for Memorial Day
        during the Top 4 or so show after she announced in AI that her dad was
        deploying during the Top 5 or so show.

        They chose her because her dad is in the military and Memorial Day is remembering the military.

        As for the kidney issues, Philip did not accept any singing gig
        during the season for after the show because of his kidney surgery.   He
        had 8 kidney stone surgeries during the season but nobody released that
        info until after the show is over.  Having kidney stone is like giving
        birth.

        That explains it why he was not in some Ford commercials.

        I really want BOTH to succeed.  That’s why I bought the albums and
        songs for both.  Philip’s sales are already in millions combined.

        Jessica’s fans should buy her songs and album. 

        Philip’s fans are already doing it, why not Jessica’s?

        Jessica’s fans need to support her in sales because if the producers
        do not see that she is selling now while she is still popular, how will
        they feel confident in producing her an album if her fans are not
        buying?

        That is business.

    • Phillip’s song was not original.. already sung by Greg Holden in some concert.. even if the rights were given to phillip to sing,.. its still not an original… the idea of a crowning song is that no one had heard of it before. so this is BS.. sorry…

      • Don’t be sorry.   Both contestants were given choices of songs to sing.  She chose hers, he chose his.  He made the better decision. 

  10. Vanessa, the American Idol contest is worse than a war.  At least, if you go to a war, there is a possibility of your actual winning. But in the Idol, no matter what, there is already a pre-fabricated wgwg winner. Last year there were only 120,000,000 votes; this year there was a 12,000,000 jump on the number of votes. 10% increase of votes, and how would you account for that increase in the voting trend if not to those who just watched the Idol this year due to the presence of Jessica Sanchez in the Idol. Now pray tell me where are those extra 12 million votes? Statistically speaking, the votes in Idol would not go up but go down for the Idol has been going down in both ratings and viewership.  So, based on the 120 million votes, you can give 65 million to Phil and 55 to Jessica.  Now add the 12 mlllion to Jessica and that would be 67 million for her.  It was a close fight and dialidol said it was too close to call.  But with only 2 million votes separating the two, the Idol management gave the crown to wgwg Phil because the Idol was not yet ready to declare an Asian-looking female winner of the Idol. The issue is not only about 2 kids singing; the issue is about justice and truth and integrity in this land we call America and we both love, the land of justice and equality for all.

  11. i love p2 and js. both are very talented..no question about that. but i tried searching both names on iTunes search and its only p2’s name’s which is showing..why don’t you try it yourselves guys…hmmm, just got curious…conspiracy could be true here..maybe to prove p2’s winning AI as deserving….and am pretty sure its not a virus thing

    • It looks like the fans of Jessica that are trying to buy are not in the US.

      If they are not in the US, specifically the Philippines, they need to buy itunes gift card and then download from itunes US.  

      • I am from Florida and I too can’t go through Jessica’s songs on iTunes when I tried to purchase one…but with Philip, it went through.

    • I am from US. Its really stranged, I can’t download it. Still trying for a week.

      • I just went to itunes website again now and typed “Jessica Sanchez” and
        they came up. I know a lot of people who bought Jessica’s songs and
        albums in itunes too.

        It has to be the US itunes charts.

        There is NEVER a problem in the US.

        If you cannot find it in itunes website, just go to google and type “Jessica Sanchez itunes songs”.  That come up too.

        You can then click and buy it from there.

        If you are in the Philippines or another country, buy the itunes gift card and then buy the songs and the albums from the US itunes website.

    • Never encountered problem buying nor anybody I know who are in the US.

      If you cannot find it in itunes website, just go to google and type “Jessica Sanchez itunes songs”.  That showed up in google too.

      You can then click from there.

      If you are in the Philippines or another country, buy the itunes gift
      card and then buy the songs and the albums from the US itunes website.

  12. one more thing…we need to have a credit card in order to upload from itunes…a lot people here don’t have credit cards…we pay in cash most of the time…….true…..

    • If you are in the US, you can get a debit or credit card. 

      The producers look at itunes sales, not international sales, to determine if they will gamble money on an artist.

      Too expensive to produce an album in the US if it will not sell in the US.  Not worth it.

      That is BUSINESS.

      • Honestly, when I travelled overseas the price of the CD are almost the same price when you convert in their currency.

      • Like I said Practical, don’t declare Victory unless you’re 100 % sure that the last enemy is dead before your very eyes. This battle between Jessica’s fans and Phil’s is FAR FROM OVER. The Philippine-Asian-Mexico market alone is more than twice the US market. The US economy is sagging in case you don’t know yet. I bet my life Phil’s sales will be usurped once Jessica’s album can already be downloaded in Itunes. Right now Phil’s ranking is going down; it will continue to go down, and Jessica’s ranking will go up. Her album was in # 184 a few days ago, then it rose to top 10 last Monday and then last Tuesday night her songs couldn’t be downloaded anymore, and she moved down to # 37. Watch next week and she will surge to the top spot again.

  13. To Sheri and Guesty below, yeah it is disgusting because it’s true and it’s stupid. But it is true that you can actually win in a real war if you have all the wherewithals to win. NowSheri, please, wgwg #5 is unique? it is the 5th for heaven’s sakes. What is happening to your stupid brain? If you must put Jessica down in that she’s not original, why do you have to put P2 up? And are you tone-deaf Sheri? Jessica is so much better than Whitney; in fact Whitney can’t sing anymore for crying out loud. Js is better than Mariah as Mariah sounds like she has an impending sore throat and sounding as if she’s near orgasm. 

    • Having a better voice does not matter now.

      What matter is SALES.

      Jessica is not selling in the US.  Her US fans are not supporting her.

      That is BUSINESS.

      • No one cares about Jessica except asians who couldn’t vote.  The judges Save only postponed the inevitable.  She never had a chance to win and she will now disappear like Pia.  Thank goodness!

  14. If PP is ill with a sinus infection, why is he not resting to get better so he can have his surgery instead of appearing on Access? Six weeks for recovery and six weeks for the beginning of the tour. Will he miss the beginning of the tour?

  15. KELLY SAID ! HOW DID YOU LOSE ! I ASK THE SAME QUESTION ! WHAT A FING JOKE ! JESSICA ‘S TIME IS COMING ! WORLD IDOL SHE WILL BE ! ONLY 16 !

  16. Congrat Philip on your download sales of “home”  Waiting to hear your new record.  I’m glad to see that folks are accepting your victory and stopping the criticism that is so unnecessary.  Jessica will do fine.  She must show the fans her originality, not Houston or Dion.  She must show what Jessica can do different.  Just like you, Philip, you have shown the fans what you are all about.  You are Philip Philips and no one else.  The song “Home” was great, it even brought a tear to my eyes.  Keep up the good work!

    Rose
    Saskatoon, SK.

    • Phillip’s song was not original.. already sung by Greg Holden in some concert.. even if the rights were given to phillip to sing,.. its still not an original… the idea of a crowning song is that no one had heard of it before. so this is BS.. sorry…

      • I hate to say that Philip is not original because saying so will reveal that I am much older than you guys. I grew up with artists like Steve Perry of Journey and Bruce Springsteen. Now Phil has beeb compared to Springsteen. I tell you Phil is a very inferior mimic of Springsteen. And then there’s this stuff of Phil’s being an inferior replica or clone of Dave Matthews and Damien Rice. And his fans say Phil is original! TELL ME ABOUT IT. It’s common sense to conclude he is not.  How can a wgwg # 5 be original?  The man with a guitar is common in every culture; in Mexico everyone can play the guitar. But his fans are harping on originality because surely wgwg # 5 cannot sing; just can’t.

    • Oh yeah a white guy who plays the guitar is original. He is the 5th one, the 6th if you include Taylor Hicks. Another white male in the music industry, Original? Come on you guys. Besides who is really original in music? It’s the same do-re-mi-fa-so-la-ti-do that singers follow. Well, I guess Phil is original because he’s out of tune sometimes and he cannot carry a high Ti sharp or a Fa sharp. Only God is original; he is the ORIGIN of everything musical or mysterious or anything that uplifts life. In a singing competition the voice is the one that matters. 
      How would you feel if you play basketball and you’re given the MVP award because you look good and you dribble the ball nicely but never shot a score or 2? Whereas here is another guy who imitates Jordan and Pippen and Kukoc and was shooting everywhere and he lost the MVP award simply because he was Jordan’s mimic. If one can mimic Jordan’s moves, then that guy is great in basketball howsoever you reckon the circumstance. Now, Jessica is a mimic of big time singers like Houston and Holliday and it is counted against her. You guys, no wonder America is going to the dogs, bit by bit coz of so many non-sensical idiotic and pathetic thinkers!

    • I would agree with most of your point of view Mr Practical. But have you asked any of your friends if they tried the same thing searching JS name on iTunes search engine because that’s the easiest way to find an artist. Correct if I am wrong.  I just want to be fair with Mr Carlos here. Peace!

      •  I just went to itunes website again now and typed “Jessica Sanchez” and they came up.

        It has to be the US itunes charts.

        There is NEVER a problem in the US.

        If you cannot find it in itunes website, just go to google and type “Jessica Simpson itunes songs”.  That come up too.

        You can then click and buy it from there.

        If you are in the Philippines or another country, buy the itunes gift
        card and then buy the songs and the albums from the US itunes website.

    • Why Practical, do you have to be in prison to compare that at times married life is time served in jail? But, to answer your question, yeah I’ve been to a war. My father was a WW2 veteran in Italy to fight for America against Hitler and Mussolini.

      •  The previous AI runner-ups sold in itunes right after the finale that’s why the producers gambled on them – because they were SELLING.

        Look online and see how much it cost to produce a song in the US.  You will read that it cost about $2 million US dollars including the marketing, video and employee fee.

        That is just for one song, not even an album.

        If you are a producer, would you gamble to produce an album to someone who did not sell while the person is still popular?

    • Ask any Marine who was in VN (such as my dad) to read those comparisons and it wouldn’t be pretty.   That’s trash talking and poor sportsmanship, I just don’t get how he could mesh the two together, sad.

  17. Phillip’s song was not original.. already sung by Greg Holden in some concert.. even if the rights were given to phillip to sing,.. its still not an original… the idea of a crowning song is that no one had heard of it before. so this appears rather skewed in favor of PP… 

    • For AI, original means that it was never been sold to the public before.

      Nobody knew heard of that “Home” version of song until he sang it and it was never available to be bought.

  18. i’m so confused now..i read somewhere that pp’s girlfriend tweeted that he’s not going through with the surgery and is doing fine and is so excited about the upcoming tour….my husband was operated years ago from kidney stones…when the pain starts even if you drink painkillers the pain won’t go away…you really need surgery..that’s accordg. to him…..so what’s up guys??????????????

    • Yupp. my colleague a few years ago had the same thing.. he was in excruciating pain, couldn’t come to work and even after the surgery was delicate and had to move slowly… this whole story abt PP and still being able to perform is rather bizarre….

      •  Read the news online, not just the Twitter.  There are interviews on it.

        Philip was supposed to have his kidney surgery yesterday (Tuesday) but he had a sinus flu so he had to get well on that first before they can do a surgery and they are hoping that it will be done no later than next week so they are hoping that his sinus flu will be gone by then.

        The doctors do not want to risk doing a surgery if the person has a flu, sinus flu or any infection because there is a possibility that the patient will stop breathing.   That is for ANY surgery.

        He had 8 kidney stone surgeries during the AI season but nobody released that info until after the season is over. 

        Philip’s is a congenital kidney disease.

        For that type of kidney disease, the kidney stones keep coming back.  However, the surgery for kidney stone is outpatient in the US and after one or two days, you will feel okay.

        That is the reason why he was not in some Ford commercials.

        Those who had surgeries that had to be resting for weeks or months
        either had to have their kidney cut off or they had transplant or they had to “burn” the disease. 

  19. A lot of Jessica supporters cannot buy from iTunes.  They don’t have credit cards because they only pay in cash.  I hope AI offers a download of Jessica’s songs through different means (like paying by cellphone loads, etc.)  Jessica has become a World Idol so I hope her songs be offered as well to the world and not just to America.

    • I have a credit card and I live in New York, and I’ve been trying to buy Jessica’s album but Itunes would not let me purchase her album. I called and emailed Itunes and I was told to wait for 72 hours as Itunes will figure out what’s wrong. A number of Jessica’s fans also have this same experience. On the other hand, Phil’s fans, many of whom work in Walgreens or somethin with an 8 $ per hour salary, have been purchasing Phil’s album without end.  Good for them as they let their pockets be empty as they live paycheck to paycheck.

      •  I just went to itunes website again now and typed “Jessica Sanchez” and they came up.

        It has to be the US itunes charts.

        There is NEVER a problem in the US.

        If you cannot find it in itunes website, just go to google and type “Jessica Simpson itunes songs”.  That comes up too.

        You can then click on the itunes link from there and buy.

        If  the person is in the Philippines or another country, buy the itunes gift
        card and then buy the songs and the albums from the US itunes website.

        For those who do not have credit cards, they can just go to the bank and get a debit card or they can ask their parents to buy from them using their debit or credit card and just give them the money as pay.

      • Practical, I am not in the Philippines. I was born in the U.S. to a Filipino-Spanish mother and a British father. I said the problem was not so much finding Jessica on Itunes as to PURCHASING her album.  If you can’t see the difference between finding and purchasing, then I suggest you consult with a dictionary.  Itunes is aware of this problem and the Indian guy on customer service said that he would do his very best to resolve the issue.

  20. Oh yeah a white guy who plays the guitar is original. He is the 5th one, the 6th if you include Taylor Hicks. Another white male in the music industry, Original? Come on you guys. Besides who is really original in music? It’s the same do-re-mi-fa-so-la-ti-do that singers follow. Well, I guess Phil is original because he’s out of tune sometimes and he cannot carry a high Ti sharp or a Fa sharp. Only God is original; he is the ORIGIN of everything musical or mysterious or anything that uplifts life. In a singing competition the voice is the one that matters. How would you feel if you play basketball and you’re given the MVP award because you look good and you dribble the ball nicely but never shot a score or 2? Whereas here is another guy who imitates Jordan and Pippen and Kukoc and was shooting everywhere and he lost the MVP award simply because he was Jordan’s mimic. If one can mimic Jordan’s moves, then that guy is great in basketball howsoever you reckon the circumstance. Now, Jessica is a mimic of big time singers like Houston and Holliday and it is counted against her. You guys, no wonder America is going to the dogs, bit by bit coz of so many non-sensical idiotic and pathetic thinkers!

    • AI is not just a singing competition.

      It is a competition of the WHOLE package.

      Original means the person can give a whole new “flavor” on the song.

      Listen to the song “Thriller” by Michael Jackson and then listen to how Philip sang it. 

      Get the point?

      • I do not get your point because Phil does not have that whole package you said.  He is handsome and that’s all. If that’s “whole package” for you and his fans, then let it be.  But I do not pretend to be pleased to read people’s comments defending Phil as if his looks was not the CRUCIAL and indispensable factor for stealing the Idol show. If America wants that kind of Idol to be a handsome guy with charisma, who can play the guitar well and sing a bit in his own unique way, then let it be, so it can stand as a towering testimony to the travesty of music that has lost its gravitas as the language of the soul.

    • So white men who play the guitar and make music shouldn’t be allowed to make it in the music industry anymore, or even try? He’s talented and enjoys making music, but because there are others who are caucasian and like making music, he should give up and go home? And American should disinterest itself with him because he’s white? America is not going to the dogs, except for the problem we have with people who spell because “coz” and believe that God should win American Idol. For the record, I really don’t believe Jesicca “mimics” anyone either. She is who she is. You can only sing so many different ways! Sing well and sing with soul and you’re like Whitney if you’re female. Make music and play the guitar and you’re like Cold Play or Dave Matthews if you’re male. This is getting ridiculous. Pop music is called pop because it’s POPULAR. What do you want from these kids? To come out like opera singers. To make crappy music just so they can be unique and original? Yes, that’d win for sure. NEXT!

      • I am saying that a white man who plays the guitar is not unique in the Music industry. I use “coz” BECAUSE I am not writing here a Research paper or a dissertation. I don’t want God to win; I’m saying that there is nothing new under the sun, and hence, nobody can claim originality, much less originality in music attributed to a guy who can’t even sing simple high notes but has been voted for as the Idol simply because of his looks that attract girls and gays who need to see a handsome face to experience JOY in life.

      • Carlos, I got a little fiesty 🙂 I just think sometimes people take American Idol too personal or too seriously. There’s nothing wrong with writing “coz” either…this place should be a grammar free zone. I just liked both Phillip and Jessica and feel like there’s a place for both of them in American pop culture. No disrespect…we are all entitled to our opinion!

    • what the hell are you talkin  about ,even the chicago player before you drag them here.this people you mention got nothing to do here.this is a singing competation not a basketball game ,get a life and move on season 12 audition is already on the way.

  21. Finally, got Jessica Sanchez: Journey to the finale. Bought also her “The Prayer” and “Change Nothing” Singles. The songs are amazing, I like them all. I don’t think she sounded like other artist what people have commented. This is the first time I bought in itunes. But we are in computer age now so better get use to it. I think, people have a hard time accepting her at this time because of her age. She just amazed me, time will come in god’s time. This girl has an amzing talent. The competition is over and we should just support them both.

    • Hey, I just tried to purchase her album but I still couldn’t. I tried to buy Joshua Ledet’s Man’s World and I was able to purchase it. How did you do it with Jessica’s album? I’m gonna go to the Itunes site again and buy a song by Andre or Hollie to see if I’ll be able to purchase theirs.

    • I just bought Holiie’s Eternal Flame from Itunes. I have a Macbook and I’ve never failed in downloading to purchase a song, except that of Jessica’s album.  Something is AMISS… 

      •  Use a different computer.

        It is either an OPERATOR ERROR or your OWN COMPUTER is not working.

        Itunes do NOT care what people buy. 

        All they care is that people
        BUY  songs and albums and it does NOT matter who the artist is because
        they will EARN MONEY if they SELL.

  22. I have noticed, on numerous sites including this one, that people are having trouble buying Sanchez’s album from ITunes, 20K for P2 and 4K for Sanchez. It must be interesting to note that Sanchez’s debut AI journey album has debuted at # 1 on Billboard Heatseekers List. Seems like people must not have any problem with getting her songs from Billboard. I wonder who’s been around longer and is more synonymous with the music industry?

  23. He put the Phillip spin on this accustic version…….and I luv, luv, luv the Phillip spin on anything!!

  24. Why didn’t they just use the screaming of  Joshua/Whaletasia to
    generate  ultrasonic sound waves to break up the Phillip’s kidney stones
    saving thousands in medical costs.

  25. Carlos, I just went to itunes online again and tried to buy and it WORKED.

    NEVER had a problem in the US nor everybody that I knew who purchased including ME.

    Try to use a different computer.  Maybe YOUR computer is the one that has virus.

  26. You said that you FOUND her itunes songs and albums but could NOT download.

    Sounds FISHY.

    Try to use a different computer.  Maybe the problem is YOUR computer.

    NEVER had a problem in buying for Jessica’s and Philip’s NOR everybody that I know.

    • Jessica has such mean spirited fans.   If my favorite hadn’t won, I certainly wouldn’t still be hitting the AI sites reading about the winner.  No fun in that.   It seems you’re just making yourself miserable reading about how well Phillip is doing.  Why not just move on.

      •  how sure are that the negative commnts here for PP ARE COMING FROM jessica’s fans????????YOU MUST BE A PSHYCHIC or something….

      •  Remember this…Jessica also receives a lot of negative comments coming from different AI members……put that in your head ok!!!!!!

      • @Guest. If you have to ask how she knows the negative comments are coming from Jessica fans, you haven’t been posting all season. They have been HORRIBLE!

  27. A lot of them are buying it in the PHILIPPINES or THEIR computer is the one that is not working.

    If they are in the Philippines, they MUST buy an itunes gift card and then go to US itunes to buy.

    They can even go online and google it for Jessica and then click itunes from there.

    There is NEVER a problem in the US itunes to buy.  Operator and computer error, YES, itunes, NO.

    •  hey practical i’m FILIPINO .STOP talking as if we’re from a different planet.we exactly know what you’re talking about and stop giving instructions on what to do or how to download…we should know better…just shut the f…………k up and just download your idol’s songs OK.

      •  I keep giving instructions because people keep saying that they either cannot buy it or cannot download Jessica’s songs and album.

        Look at this site to see it in YOUR OWN eyes.

        TOO MANY conspiracy THEORIES.

        There is OPERATOR ERROR or their OWN COMPUTER is not working.

        Itunes do NOT care what people buy.  All they care is that people BUY  songs and albums and it does NOT matter who the artist is because they will EARN MONEY if they SELL.

      • You do realize that all of the people saying “Try it yourself” are just tricking you into purchasing her music, right?  They say it doesn’t work for them, so you do it and come back here and say you did it just fine.  BOOM! They got you to buy her music.  Open your eyes people.

      •  Meow,

        I keep giving instructions because people keep saying that they
        either cannot buy it or cannot download Jessica’s songs and album.

        Look at this site to see it in YOUR OWN eyes.

        TOO MANY conspiracy THEORIES.

        There is OPERATOR ERROR or their OWN COMPUTER is not working.

        Itunes do NOT care what people buy. 

        All they care is that people
        BUY  songs and albums and it does NOT matter who the artist is because
        they will EARN MONEY if they SELL.

    •  HEY CLANCY are you trying to imply those purchasing JS songs are being tricked??????we’re not dumb people you know…we exactly know what’s happening…..

  28. Jessica will be around for decades to come. She will sing in a dress, under soft lights, on the big stages. She will develop even more, but her voice will stay sweet, melodic, forceful when necessary, with that amazing vibrato and incredible range and accuracy. Phil will do ok, but he will fade soon as his base of talent is so narrow and his actual musical ability is not great. It is unique, but will it last? I don’t think so. Pretty raspy voice to listen to more than once a day. 

    • Sure.  And the moon is made of green cheese, there really is a Santa Claus and Elvis is alive and well pumping gas in Tupelo.  Hang onto your tinfoil hat.

    • She needs to SELL first before she can stay in the business. 

      Her fans need to support her first in SALES, not youtube.

      Who would invest about $2 million US dollars per song, including video, marketing and employee staff, for ONE SONG, not even one album?  Look it up online, that is how much it cost.

      Would you invest that much money for someone who does NOT SELL while he or she is still popular?

      Why do you think Charice doesn’t have another album eventhough she has an excellent voice?  Because sheDOES NOT SELL in the US.

      Why do you think JLo, Madonna, Britney Spears, etc., always have an album out eventhough their voices are just okay and they are performers?  Because they SELL in the US.

      Who would you spend that money between those people?

      If a US artist has a choice, their first choice to sell is the US.  Otherwise, they then try other countries.  Still, their first choice is the US.

      That is BUSINESS.

      I am not a fan of Philip and Jessica but I bought BOTH albums and songs of BOTH of them just toSUPPORT these two young people with their dreams.

      •  CHARICE  is so famous in asia specially japan and korea..so i think it doesn’t matter if she doesn’t sell a single album in AMERICA!!!!!!!!!

      •  HER albums will be SOLD OUT in ASIA practical.IF SHE WON’T SELL there in AMERICA AS YOU PREDICT.i think you’re some kind of a pshycic huh….i am telling you….will be SOLD OUT………….

      • Clancy,

        I am NEUTRAL.

        I talk about BUSINESS and the REALITY of life.

        If I don’t like Jessica, I would NOT spend money to buy her songs and albums.

        I bought BOTH the albums and songs of Jessica and Philip.
         

    •  i think PP should be a movie star instead . Agree mr. s. davie? i don’t like his voice either bec. he sings monotone….

      •  crazy gal,

        There is NO DOUBT that Jessica will sell in Asia.

        In the US?  Doubtful because her fans are not buying now while she is still popular, what more later?

        If producers plan to sell her records in Asia, they would produce it in Asia because the Return on Investment or ROI would be too low if they produce the album in the US.

        If they produce it in Asia, then the producers could make a PROFIT because it is cheaper to produce it in Asia than the US.

  29. I have to say I’m kind of disgusted that so many people are spouting off conspiracy theories.  Both of them did really well.  Both of them love what they do.  Either one of them was worthy of the win.  And I think they’d both agree that it could have gone either way.  For that matter, Joshua was also extremely talented.  As were a number of others, though I felt it would come down to those three.  Yes, we have a white male with a guitar, but we also had the most diverse to 13 ever.  Which has to be a win on some level.  I believe this is a contest to find a stage presence as much as great singers.  Hence American Idol, not American Singer.  So, I do think sometimes that can create this divide between artists that are more singer/songwriter styles and diva like songbirds.  Both are great in their own right.  It is always going to be a matter of opinion though.  In addition, if America as a whole is responsible for voting there is no way to sway the vote away from the majority.  I think the girl that wins next is going to have to be a somewhere between that singer/songwriter vibe and the diva.  And I absolutely think it can happen.  Both of these will succeed if they continue to love the music they create.  But, ENOUGH with the conspiracy theories and the hating it’s ridiculous and it is reason enough to never vote, watch or share an opinion.  Someone mentioned that the people posting are college educated, but by the maturity level of the crap you spew I’d think everyone was 6 years old.  Stop with the hair pulling and spitting and move along people. If you voted and your fav lost, whining won’t change it support them by purchasing their music instead.  If you voted and your person won, enjoy the victory and support them by purchasing their music.  If you didn’t vote, shut the hell up you have no say here.
    I personally thought each of the top three could have won.  And yes, I am a PP fan.  But you won’t here me say for one second Jessica or Joshua weren’t equally deserving of the win.  In fact there were several others that I really enjoyed as well.  Elise, Skylar, Hollie, Colton come to mind.    I picked him when he sang Thriller in his audition.  I am happy Phillip won and excited to hear what he does next. And I am equally excited for some of the other contestants future work.

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