Phillip Phillips’ ‘Home’ Makes American Idol History

American Idol 2012 Phillip Phillips

The song that sealed the deal for American Idol 2012 winner Phillip Phillips has set an American Idol record.

Phillip’s coronation song, “Home,” finishes the week at No. 2 on Billboard’s Digital Songs chart with 278,000 downloads. Phillip beat David Cook’s record of 236,000 for his winning song “The Time of My Life.” He also beats Kelly Clarkson’s “A Moment Like This,” which was actually a CD single (before downloads were the prominent form).

Scotty McCreery’s single “I Love You This Big” hit No. 11 last year and the year before, Lee DeWyze’s “Beautiful Day” only came in at No. 24.

“Home” also comes in at No. 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100.

In even crazier news, Phillip’s “Home” is No. 4 in downloads for the year. Who are the three artists above him? Justin Bieber, Maroon 5 and Katy Perry. That’s pretty impressive for an American Idol winner considering the lack of success some of the past several winners have had.

Phillip also debuts on Digital Songs at No. 41 with “We’ve Got Tonight” (43,000) and No. 54 with “Volcano” (35,000).

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  1. Proof that thousands upon thousands of people not only liked him on the show and appreciated his talent beyond his ‘charm’ and ‘looks’–but they will also buy his music.  I thought that is what they were looking for in an American Idol.  Obviously it is not just pre-teen screaming girls that voted for him–he had a wide & diverse voting population….and that voting population liked what they saw and more importantly what they heard & then followed that support with buying his music!  Can’t wait to hear his own stuff–if he can connect that well with other artists’ songs–how well can he connect when it is his own stuff–hope he takes his time getting his album just right..stands his ground & does what he wants. 

    • Oh so that’s where the money went that they usually pay the runner up and the other top 10 contestants. They used it to boost Phillip’s (And more importantly AI’s) iTunes downloads. Wow, American Idol must be desperately trying to maintain respect among it’s competitors this year. I love it!!! Gotta get that iTunes priority sponsor ship back next year so Ryan can actually say the entity’s name instead of just saying “online”. 

      • You do realize how foolish and immature you’re portraying yourself, right?  It’s over.  Phil won.  Find another goal.  Ridiculous behavior.

      • Oh, yes he won. And I congratulate him. Congrats Phil! Wishing you the best both in health and success!

        You guys just don’t understand. I have nothing against Phil. I just want an even playing field.

        Why do I have to be such a villain just because I want equality across the spectrum and fair play?

        I might even buy some of Phillip’s work if he releases something I like. It just hasn’t happened yet.

      • Interesting to see whether Simon will throw “competition among winners” again this year, or he will look for similar figure for winning his show. 

      • Taymaro, I just wish American Idol would release… It Doesn’t Matter Anymore, by Deandre, Candice and Jessica……  that song is awesome and I’d like to buy it just the way it sounds.

      • Taymaro–I don’t think that anyone views yourself as the villian–I think that you want to make yourself the villian.  If you would just state your opinion without the outrageous ‘claims’ that you couch in some kind of ‘truth’–you wouldn’t get so much ‘venom’ sent your way.  I am sure you are probably a perfectly nice person–but you always find a way to criticize or attack instead of just supporting someone that you like.  Through this entire year–I never liked Jessica or Joshua, but never put them down because I could appreciate their talent–it just wasn’t for me.  You should try that sometime–you might get a lot less grief.

        I also want to apologize to you–you really ‘ticked’ me off the other day and I really went after you–it wasn’t fair nor right…I am sorry.

      • Okay, first of all, no apology was necessary. I say some pretty offensive stuff but it’s all about what I view is a poor result from a faulty process. If I say something offensive I do not expect loving remarks coming back obviously. 

        I do not trust the outcome, I do not trust anything that results from this show/big business in general. Look at what happened with the Facebook stock. Cash is always the deciding factor on who gains and who loses. In today’s environment there are a lot of things being done for a lot of different reasons but it always comes back to what an entity thinks is best for them financially. From a business stand point that is exactly how it should be. But in , what is supposed to be, a completely fair contest everything should be handled judiciously across the board and some of us feel that it is not being done that way.

        Unfortunately(or fortunately, which ever way you look at it)for Phillip, he is the beneficiary of some shady tactics that are not appreciated by a lot of us. So he becomes the victim of our back lash. With somethings obviously being done in an unfair way everything then becomes questionable.

        I actually think he is a great guy, I really don’t appreciate his musical taste, but I have nothing but best wishes for him personally. Nothing personal but I just don’t like seeing the process that is in question win over fair play. I would like for the old saying that “cheaters never win” to be true but in today’s world the ones who play dirty pool do indeed win and that is discouraging to say the least.

      • American Idol is not buying Philip,s songs…… His fans are, you fail to see how talented this kid realy is and your just bitter….. If Jessica cuts a recording, you will have a chance to buy it….. Philip had a wide group of the population voteing for him.. not just teens and not just women.. profesional musican,s liked him also.. there in the business… Men voted for him also .. and not just the USA.. for peets sake , be happy for him.. God Bless him , he did an awesome job… you just cant see it.. go over his music… he makes a song come alive.. and,.. sounds like no one else but himself….

      • I don’t want to buy Jessica’s album. I never pulled for Jessica but given the two we were left with I would like to see the better talent win. That didn’t happen IMO. 

        My complaint is that we got a poor result from a faulty process. And I differ with your opinion that AI didn’t buy the songs too. I really think that a lot of the sales were funded by an inside source for some other purpose besides promoting Phillip’s music. Phillip is just the beneficiary of everything that is going on. But that is mere speculation. I have no proof to support that whatsoever. 

    • Hi Mmcrell,

      It is what it is , he obviously connected to the people that like his style of music.  If Bob Dylan (recently given the highest honour a private citizen can get from the President) will audition at Idol today he will not make it past the first stage.  But how many albums did  he made and how many musicians he had inspired , it will be very hard to measure.
      How many of today’s artists that can even come close to his accomplishments.

      I am not comparing Philip to Bob, all I am saying is , Philip is different
      and just like Bob Dylan , Joan Baez , Van Morrison , Aretha Franklin ,
      Jim Morrison , and many more artists that has a very particular signature on their style of music, Philip’s style is refreshing , easy on the ears, and I can listen to him and play his entire album and enjoy it.

      That’s why he won and why he is selling his music.  And I realy do not
      care one bit if he is out of tune , or not having as good of  voice like Jessica.  Diffrent strokes for different folks so they say.

      Elise was my first choice to win and everybody knew that , I do like
      Philip too, and that is because of their unique style.

      I am happy for both of them, I wish Philip and Jessica and the rest of the final 12 a great future in their chosen career.

      just saying……………………………………..

      • you really dont care if he is out of tune? that tells a lot about your appreciation for a good singer 

      • I guess I do not understand why this conversation is happening.  Phil won and that is a fact.  Does not matter who does not like it, it happened.  Doesnot matter if we do not remember him tomorrow, he won.  I voted for him because I love his music, what is the problem?

  2. Also my 2-thumb up to the original singer of the song, Greg Holden!!!! This is indeed good news for Philip who will undergo surgery soon. Indeed like the rest of the world, American is also flourished with Good Samaritans who humanely symphatized.

  3. Phillip Phillips’ Home sold 278,000 downloads, giving the Season 11 champ the best first-week sales of any winner since Ruben Studdard.
    The Season 2 titleholder sold 286,000 copies of Flying Without Wings the week after he took home the crown in 2003, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Studdard’s runner-up, Clay Aiken, has the best first-week numbers for any Idol: 393,000 copies of This Is the Night.

  4. Congratulations PP. Not to rain on his parade, but I’ve been trying to download JS’ album and some of her singles for a week and get an error message. I was finally able to get a few of her singles but would like to complete the album with no success. No wonder JS fans are crying conspiracy. Can’t help wondering what’s going on! Couldn’t vote now can’t download!

    • Jessica Sanchez is No. 1 in Billboard Heatseekers Chart. She’s been in that position for a week and it is “peaking.” Nos 2, 3, 4, & 5 are not shown and I won’t be surprised if Phil is down there somewhere coz certainly he belongs in this category. Where Phil is in a higher rank than Jessica is in an Independently sponsored category by American Idol. Now the entertainment papers are not picking this up. Look for it yourselves guys, google billboard heatseekers and you can find big categories in there and Phillips is not even there except the one where AI has some control or sponsorship.  

      • alright Carlos you have posted the same untrue comment several times now. You know and we all know that you cannot buy Phillips music on that site….so don’t make it into something it is not.

      • Itunes is not sponsored by American Idol. It’s Apple! I thought everyone in the free speaking world knew that! I’ve never heard of Billboard heatseakers.

      •  Carlos, look up Billboard 200.

        #1 is John Mayer –  Born & Raised
        #2 is Adelle – 21
        #3 Carrie Underwood – Blown Away

        and down at #10 – Norah Jones – Little Broken Hearts
        #11 – Philip Phillips
        #12- Adam Lambert – Trespassing

        And further down still at #17 – Haley Reinhart – Listen up

        Just saying……………………………

  5. 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.

  6. Taymaro, I think you will enjoy this one:

    An American Ido’ Tale

    Mr. Smith: “Pay? You want to get paid, bhoy? That experience you got plantin’ and harvestin’  cotton on that field…priceless.  You should be thankful you got a bowl o’ grits, bhoy.”

    Bhoy: “But Mr. Smith, suh, the bowl o’ grits is much smaller than usual.”

    Mr. Smith: “The sun wasn’t scorchin’ hot enough, bhoy.”

    Abe Lincoln to JFK: “I thought we had that fixed.”

    George Washington: “Oh no, the British are back”!

  7. I hope this could be a reference for Phillips to find out which kind of music he will make, but I’m pretty sure Interscope producer will feed him with similar kind of music for his album to “guarantee winner success”.

  8. Omg. Can’t just admit. Phillip won by a long shot. Quit making excuses. The charts says it all Phillip Phillips is much more than just a pretty face. He has e erything we Phans have been looking for. Not another so and so. Oh she sounds just like. So and so. Get over it Phillip Phillips unque,musical. His voice is so new and fresh. Phans range in ages 2 to 102 years of age. WTG Phillip. Your a star. Can’t wait for his own music ..can’t wait.

    • Jessica Sanchez is No. 1 in Billboard Heatseekers Chart. She’s been in that position for a week and it is “peaking.” Nos 2, 3, 4, & 5 are not shown and I won’t be surprised if Phil is down there somewhere coz certainly he belongs in this category. Where Phil is in a higher rank than Jessica is in an Independently sponsored category by American Idol. Now the entertainment papers are not picking this up. Look for it yourselves guys, google billboard heatseekers and you can find big categories in there and Phillips is not even there except the one where AI has some control or sponsorship.  

    • Lizziebel, Spoken Clearly.  He is an Artist that will be there for a long time. I wish him the best of luck.  There are some folks out there that just do not care for JS who can sing ~ but not an artist. 

      • he either makes you dance or makes you cry.  this guy is so damned delicious!!  but you already knew that!!

    • You think!!!!!!!  I just love that guy and his music……..I THINK you do too!!!!!! LOL

  9. Jessica Sanchez is No. 1 in Billboard Heatseekers Chart. She’s been in that position for a week and it is “peaking.” Nos 2, 3, 4, & 5 are not shown and I won’t be surprised if Phil is down there somewhere coz certainly he belongs in this category. Where Phil is in a higher rank than Jessica is in an Independently sponsored category by American Idol. Now the entertainment papers are not picking this up. Look for it yourselves guys, google billboard heatseekers and you can find big categories in there and Phillips is not even there except the one where AI has some control or sponsorship.  

    • That is only because you can’t buy Phillip Phillips there and you know it, I just looked and they don’t have him.

      • Hey Gail I think you got the verb wrong: can’t buy? They DON’T BUY Phil’s songs, and they won’t buy them even if they can.

    • I would be very surprised to see P2 in the Billboard heatseekers Chart. As far as I know this category is only for artists  whose initial entry did not open in the top 100 in the Billboard charts. It seems P2 entry was already in the Billboard top 100 (#10 at present) and therefore not eligible for this lessor ranking to promote new acts whereas Jessica is listed at #126 and thus eligible for the heatseeker charts. Had a look at the billboard international charts as well, and P2 is listed 9th in Canada and Jessica is absent entirely although it only goes up to the top 50. Both are absent from Japan, and Germany.

      Should I repeat this post after each of the numerous identical entries you have made all over this board.

      • Check the billboard hot 100. I said #10. Not too sure the #4 figure you are referring to.

      • @Carlos the Wacko. LOL I would hope Jessica is #1 in the Philippines, I would be shocked and disappointed if she wasn’t. Good for her, and I hope she has  success in other countries outside of the two you mentioned. Still doesn’t make your earlier post any less deceptive, but I do find your posts quite entertaining in a kind of morbid way.

      • Hey Guesty, first of all I’d like to tell you that I was rooting for that crazy singer Andre with the long hair to win the Idol. I’m defending Jessica here for the sake of balanced journalism (aha!). Secondly, I saw that ranking of heatseekers even before Phil made it to the Top 100. He was # 4 in there and Jessica was #1. Thirdly, it is my hypothesis that when AI saw Phil being beaten by Jessica in this category AI did something to save its face and Phil’s. Lastly, Jessica’s album made it to the Top 10 until last Monday when Itunes had a technical error to download Jessica’s songs to be purchased. Now she’s in # 42. But before Jessica rose to # 10 she was way down at the bottom # 185 or something. In one day her rank rose from the bottom 185th slot to the Top 10th slot. How do you explain this? Now tell me, who can convince a wacko (lol) like me that there was or is no conspiracy against Jessica? Whoever is the main culprit of this conspiracy, he or she (maybe she, an avid Phil fan powerful in AI and who can afford to dish out a million bucks or more to give people money to buy Phil’s songs), S/HE  made it sure that Jessica’s fans won’t be enraged by keeping her in the # 1 Heatseekers slot.

      • Guesty, most of the “imported” singers in Japan’s and Germany’s mainstream Music industry are Filipinos. Remember WW2? I don’t think Japan and Germany really care much about America, much less American music. Germany is famous for Operas and Germans (in general) disdain American Broadway musicals and anything American, much less American Idol. So, internationally I’d be surprised if your PP can generate more album sales than Jessica. Only Canada cares for PP and Canada is such a small country population-wise. I think there are more people in that small island of Manhattan than the whole of English Canada. Forget about the French Canadians; they love singers like Celine Dion or Josh Groban with whom PP wouldn’t resemble, not even by a tiny bit.

      • P2 was my original choice but felt he should have been voted off around mid season when I felt his performances were lagging. Also liked Elize, Skyler and Joshua. Must admit DeAndre was horrible in my opinion. He had the complete package other than the fact he couldn’t sing. Only my opinion though. Felt in the final week P2 was clearly the winner though. Everyone has different tastes and in America the majority chose P2. Jessica has a great voice no doubt, and leap years ahead of P2, but I didn’t like her choice in music, and when she sang a rare song I liked I didn’t like her version although I’m sure age and inexperience played a factor in this. Obviously many others felt the same way. No conspiracy simply different tastes. I certainly wouldn’t have whined, or tried to invent conspiracy theories if she had won. I love artists like Dylan, Young, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, amongst many others so voice is not going to sway me. For you maybe it does, but you should be old enough to respect the tastes of other without trying rationalize your favourite not winning. At the end of the day AI wants to make money out of all their artists. If P2 can’t write marketable music he will quickly fade away so backing him is the highest risk as he doesn’t seem the type of artist that wants to be spoon fed music for the rest of his career.  I have no idea about his song writing and lyrical writing abilities but wish him the best, as I do with Jessica, and the rest of the cast. Really don’t see any logic in your Heatseeker conspiracy theory. Is this your first conspiracy theory stated on these boards or have you come up with a couple others as well. Remember something about the Vietnam war in your rants and a few other things that had me laughing.

      • Carlos: Your knowledge of history is absolutely outstanding.  You should write a book. LOL  Anyway I`m off for a bike ride so enjoy. You could be one of the great revisionists of our time.

      • Carlos, that crazy one with long hair is De Andre not Andre! Lol love Elise, Hollie, Colton and Phillip!

      • Guesty, now, now, don’t tell me you’re also an old fart like me trying to disturb the young by bizarre comments (speak for yourself carlos). Really, Leonard Cohen (Hebrew word for priest is cohen), the Canadian-Jewish singer? Yeah I like him too  and I like Tom Waits (and John Denver). My dear Idol De Andre belongs to this group of singers, only that his pitch changes from low to high and vice-versa, which actually makes him a better singer. But Phil? I can’t even like Dave Matthews, so how can I like his inferior clone, Phil? I know Volcano by Damien Rice so well that I hate it sung by any other singer, much less Phil.  I think De Andre and Elise can sing Volcano together, perfectly. And the two can do a duet–Endless Love–for one. But Phil with the guitar? Please heavens help me, I’m tired with people playing the guitar.  I have played the guitar since age 5 and all my friends and family and extended family all play the guitar. Even my neighbor’s mother-in-law can play the guitar! Anyhow Guesty you will be in the front introductory comment of my book to thank for noticing my outstanding “revision” of history. In Harvard, it’s called “hermeneutic” of history.

  10. This doesn’t surprise me at all. PP is going to be a big star.  He is an original.  Congrats Philip!

    • Phil only ranks HIGH in a category which AI has some control. The Billboard category not influenced by Idol in any way has Jessica # 1 in rank. AI has succeeded though to tamper with the result by requesting Billboard not to show the ones in 2, 3, 4, & 5. Now in Itunes Jessica’s albums cannot be purchased and I was told by Apple that there was a technical error that Apple has had to grapple with. Idol I guess has been rigging all these rankings and all in the past, but this year it just so happens that there are a lot of Jessica’s supporters who follow the post AI season news and reports.

      • American Idol has nothing to do with Apple! Set the crackpipe down and back away slowly. Jessica was on the heatseekers chart which is for artists that don’t make it onto billboard’s top 100. You won’t find Phillip there because he is on the mainstream chart. He is beyond the heatseekers.  

      • LOL. You’re talking about Japan and Germany not liking anything American! Riiight. That’s why David Hasselhoff is the biggest thing Germany has every seen! LMAO!

  11. So does this finally prove that people actually DO like Phillip’s voice and WANT to listen to him or are there still idiots out there that say he “stole” the title? Seriously! This guy had 8 surgeries and was only at about 50% during the run of the show and still won. I can’t wait to see what he sounds like when he’s at 100%!

    • I’m the same way. Loved “Home “! Have you listened to the studio version? It’s awesome.

  12. Branden, your article only highlights Phil’s stellar achievement and downgrade Jessica’s. Jessica is No. 1 in a Billboard category–Billboard heatseekers, a category of neophyte artists who have made it to the top–where Phil and Jess rightfully belong. Digital Songs and other categories to gauge the success of an artist are under the auspices of AI as can be gleaned from the side notes of the ranking charts. In other words, if you’re writing an article to butter up Phil’s fans, then you should just have twittered them or sent them emails or what have you, but you’re writing an article for an audience some of whom may have studied journalism in the past and may not have the taste of music that Phil’s fans would devour in a second.

  13. Lo siento Philip Philips tu no eres nuestro american Idol ante de ti esta Jessica Sanchez y Joshua Ledet

    • Trans to English: I am sorry, Philip, you are not our American Idol but better than you is (sic, should be “are”) Jessica Sanchez and Joshua Ledet.

  14. Well maybe Nigel (executive producer) will do what he is doing this season to So You Think You Can Dance! There will be a girl and boy winner this year! Funny guys win on Idol and girls win on the Dancing show!

    • Trish, the winner of 2012 Dancing with the Stars is a Male; he defeated Katherine Jenkins, who was the better technical dancer.

  15. Phil is the real deal. So cute. Hope he will get grooming and dressing help to maximize his potential. Jessica is a bit cheap and needs clothing, dental and style help. She is young and with cosmetic work can be made special.

    • Amen. Groom and dress Phil to have more sex appeal. He will rocket!

      Jessica needs some flesh and some dental (major).

      • Where will he rocket? To China? Guam? Philippines? Mexico? India? He can’t even rocket to hit a high note. Oh, please Chuck, you like him a lot and that’s cool, but stop telling the young girl what to do with her teeth. Teeth have nothing to do with sex appeal; it’s the tongue!

    • Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I don’t find Phil attractive at all, as in ZERO.  Jessica is a pretty girl, 100 %.

    • @Carlos.  Phillip was never in the bottom 2.  Jessica was eliminated in the 7th inning!  Even if you don’t see it in writing, he won by a landslide.  Believe it.

  16. I apologize if I am being rude but I haven’t spoken to anyone who wanted Phil to win or enjoyed his vocals. It is so hard to believe that he won America’s votes over Jessica. He just doesn’t have what it takes.

    • Well, EVERYONE I know or talked to about it wanted Phillip to win. He won by a huge margin. I think maybe you were only talking to people from Jessica’s hometown or the Philippines!

      • Huge margin? I didn’t know Idol had already released the result. I just called AI mgt and no, no numbers given. I was told AI does not give the actual number of votes.

      •  huge margin!!!!! we’d like to know pls….it seems you know a lot!!!!!!the exact figures pls………..

      • Can you post a link that states he wins by a huge margin? Dialidol can’t and then you can?

    • I agree, Elise and De Andre are even much better singers than Phil. But Phil is the handsomest one, the voters say, and so he won!

      • Okay Round 2 Carlos:   Do you think people are really going to spend their hard earned money to buy music from a guy bc he is good looking.  Cra cra…no way…I buy music that I enjoy.  Get over the fact that you hate Phillip, obviously, statistics don’t lie and he is breaking records for his music.   To all of the haters:  I told you so!!!!

      • @vanessa
        Let us be honest here. If Phil wasn’t goodlooking(and I mean ugly) and none of inch of charm…would you still vote for him? Purchase his tracks on iTunes?

    • Well apparently many people wanted him to win and enjoyed his vocals, he won.  I loved him and totally enjoy his music.  I do not know anyone that wanted to vote for Jessica, she sounded too much like, oh yes…Whitney, Mariah, etc.  She really did not soundlike them but she tried hard. 

  17.  I loved both of them and I did not decide until the last night they both sang. I loved his son home and I didn’t really care for Jessicas song. That won it for me for Philip. It really is not fair for that to be the way to choose, because her song could have been fabulous. I figured she is not going to have a problem in the singing realm anyway. The second runners up always do well.

  18. Hey Guesty, first of all I’d like to tell you that I was rooting for that crazy singer De Andre with the long hair to win the Idol. I’m defending Jessica here for the sake of balanced journalism (aha!). Secondly, I saw that ranking of heatseekers even before Phil made it to the Top 100. He was # 4 in there (in Heatseekers) and Jessica was #1. Thirdly, it is my hypothesis that when AI saw Phil being beaten by Jessica in this category AI did something to save its face and Phil’s. Lastly, Jessica’s album made it to the Top 10 until last Monday when Itunes had a technical error to download Jessica’s songs to be purchased. Now she’s in # 42.

    But before Jessica rose to # 10 she was way down at the bottom # 185 or something. In one day her rank rose from the bottom 185th slot to the Top 10th slot. How do you explain this? Now tell me, who can convince a wacko (lol) like me that there was or is no conspiracy against Jessica? Whoever is the main culprit of this conspiracy, he or she (maybe she, an avid Phil fan powerful in AI and who can afford to dish out a million bucks or more to give people money to buy Phil’s songs), S/HE  made it sure that Jessica’s fans won’t be enraged by keeping her in the # 1 Heatseekers slot.

    Albums and songs appearing on Top Heatseekers may also concurrently appear on the Billboard 200 or Billboard Hot 100, respectively (accdg to Wikipedia), so albeit Phil is in Top whatever 100, if he is a new artist then he should be on that list, but if you go to the heatseekers billboard chart there are four names that are covered # 2, 3, 4, & 5. Whose names are in here? Well, Phillips for one, perhaps Joshua, or Hollie, or even De Andre?

    • Still sticking to those conspiracy theories I see. I`ve tried reading your theory several times but it seems more like a scud missile than any legitimate theory. Anyway you have decided to take the FOX news role in these debates so best of luck to you. Sorry you hate guitarists so much. Did Billy Bragg steal your miners cap or something horrible like that. Finally I would love to sympathize with your admiration of DeAndre but just can`t. Sure he might have done a nice duet with Tiny Tim, or George Formby if that is more to your taste, and certainly would have added extra depth to the Ying Tong Song, but until he learns to sing, his falsetto, hair and looks will be wasted. Still this can be taught and his falsetto is impressive so if he can learn to sing even as well as say P2, then he might have a bright future.

    • I was one who scoffed at the “conspiracy” theory but now beginning to wonder why ITunes can’t fix the technical error with Jessica’s album. I and others have been unsuccessful in downloading her music. I did manage to download a couple of songs after trying a week. Can’t help wondering what her # ‘s would have been.. Just saying

      • Nice try.  NOTICE to all posters.  Those who are claiming they can’t make it work to purchase JS music are trying to get you to try it so that you will buy her music.  Don’t fall for it.  It’s a trick to boost her sales.

  19. Well hats off to Phil to getting a good start to his career and my best wishes in his upcoming surgery and recovery. I can’t wait for his album to come out as I will be buying it. Phil is original and he had me at Thriller.

    I also wish Jessica well in her career. I just didn’t connect with her the way I did with Phil.  I just felt like if I wanted Whitney, Mariah, Beyonce, Celine, ect I could listen to them anytime. I was looking for something different, and there was a singer who won the X Factor who was a big diva type singer in Melanie Amaro(who I happened to support there). I hope Jessica has a successful career as she does seem like a really sweet young girl, but she needs to work on being able to connect better. That’s just my thoughts.

      • Her teeth are white and shiny. No need to fix, unless the gums don’t hold the teeth anymore. It’s Phil who needs to have something fixed asap–his kidney.

    • Dude, what of Phil? He is a clone of Dave Matthews. The Idol contestants sang what they were told to sing. Why would I listen to Phil if I could listen to Damien Rice. But that is not the point. The point is who has the phenomenal voice range and versatility in warping and belting the do-re-mi-fa-so-la-ti-do. The point is who can make the sound of music to its optimal level to sing from ti sharp to mi flat, do vibrato and warp the voice to a level which nobody else can as in the case of Jennifer Holliday & Jessica Sanchez. This is what De Andre does too, and Elise, and to a certain extent Skylar. 

      If you don’t want that type of versatility and look for a gentle touch and smooth mellow male voice, then listen to Leonard Cohen or John Denver or Perry Como, Frank Sinatra. But Philip Phillips? His voice is raspy and throaty like a male Mariah Carey who can’t sustain high pitches and sharp notes. If you have an ear of the do-re-mi, re-fa-la mi so la si and so on and so forth, then you will never distinguish the difference. 

      All this being said I do not resent the judgment of Americans, presuming that the Idol result was not rigged, of choosing Phil. It just shows what America likes; it’s America’s taste and as an American citizen I regret to be identified with the people who voted for the one who cannot sing in a spectacularly musical way. So, how I wished we would not call Phil the American Idol, call him the American PC (prince charming) and that will do, or The American MAC (Most Artistically Cute).

      •  I didn’t vote for Phil because he’s good looking. That’s never a reason why I support any contestant on any of these shows. And if he was being voted through because of teen girls voting over and over for the cute guys then how come it wasn’t a Colton vs. Phillip finale? I’m sorry your favorite didn’t win but that’s no reason to tear down the person who did win. Get out there and support the person who was your favorite and quit whining because they didn’t win. Just because the type of music he does isn’t your cup of tea is no reason to tear him how, and by what is being said on this post it seems there are people who are willing to pay money for the type of music he puts out.

      • BTW…dumb coitus Carlos, Mariah Carey is #1 selling female artists of all time.

  20. That is fantastic P2 congrats on your success. Can’t wait till you drop your first CD.

  21. Maybe AI powers didn’t reach jango music yet, that’s why no Philip music is playing there, and the top 1 and 3 songs they’ve posted are playing there included in top 40s. But all Jessica’s songs are playing there that’s y I have her station.. God bless..The top 1 and 3 digital song chart included in jango music chart is what I’m saying .

      • Foxstar, Jango is an advertising-supported Internet radio and social networking service founded by Daniel Kaufman
        (former executive and co-founder of the now-defunct Direct Revenue).[1] Its main product is a streaming radio
        service that provides user customized music feeds.

        Jango’s music discovery engine recommends
        and plays additional songs based on the users’ musical tastes, established by
        their individual listening activities on the site. The content is delivered
        through the Panther Express network.[2] As of March 2008, Jango has 1 million
        users who have created 3 million customized stations.[3] Every several songs, the service gives
        users the power to “make or break” an up-and-coming artist. Users
        have the option of clicking “make” to give the artist more air time,
        or “break” to reduce it.

      • Carlos, my goodness you are transparent.  If Jango is a big deal for Jess, why are you spending so many hours here trying to push her and disparaging all things American?  You claim Germany doesn’t like US music, which is BS.  You claim they prefer Pinoy singers.  Then why should you care what the USA thinks of her?  You talk a lot, but you have no logic.  Stop wasting time and effort here.  You sound like a closed minded zealot.

  22. I don’t see why this song is so popular. To me, it was just as corny as every other coranation song, that was performed by every other American idol winner in season’s past. He had a lot better performances throughout the season … and this is THE ONE people are excited about? I hope that song is not a reflection of what phillip’s first CD will sound like. And I’m pretty certain Phillip said he feels the same way.

    • Well one thing for sure: many Americans have a very low standard and poor taste of what real music is. I don’t think Music is still being taught in public schools. Some Catholic and sectarian schools still teach Music and Religion.

      • Well I am an AMERICAN with my own taste in music, and I love P2.  I like Jessica also however you can buy her type of music anywhere, I already own Celine, Mariah, Beyonce and Whitney. 

    • P2 did say that Home is not something that he would want to do or have in his album, so most probably It really will not reflect his album~ 🙂

    • All of the media articles I read say the same thing. This song is great! They say it’s the first coronation song that doesn’t, well..suck. That said, Phillip did say his CD would be a little more alternative..jazzy. I, for one, can’t wait!

  23. I don’t like “home” but i LOVE “have you ever seen the rain”- that’s my favorite Philip’s song ( the one he performed with a sax player ).

    • “Home” is not an originally Phillips’ song, unlike “Change Nothing,” which was sung by Jessica for the first time.  HOME was composed by Drew Pearson and sung by Greg Holden in his concert in Germany last January.  Home is easy to sing and, in fairness to Phil, the song fits his voice since that song does not contain a lot of complicated notes. 

      Change Nothing was composed by Jaden Michaels, Joleen Belle, and Harry Sommerdahl for Jessica. I think it is the right song for Jessica’s voice, only that it’s hard to appreciate it for the first time. Only people with a musically trained ear can catch the glimpse of the lyric’s profundity and the singer’s versatility. But the Idol’s judges and those who voted for Phil were judging the singer from the point of view of likability and emotional impact and not on the musical  MERIT of the song and the singer.  

      Skylar Lane could have done better than Phil to sing Home; and De Andre and Elise could have done better than Jessica to sing Change Nothing.  Joshua could have sung both songs with utter ease!

    • I agree. “Have you seen the rain”, “Volcano” and that Bob Segar song he performed (plus many more) were much better than that typically lame coronation song he performed. That is why I for one, was shocked that the judges (at Jennifer’s pathetic urging) decided to give a standing-O for this, of all songs. And I suspect it is that very undeserved standing-O by the judges, that convinced many to vote for him that night. As many people are influenced by the judges reaction … Especially on the last performance of the night. I can’t help but wonder what might have happened if that standing-O by the judges, did not take place and people were forced to vote without the judges influance on that night.

  24. Foxstar, “Jango is an advertising-supported Internet radio and social networking service founded by Daniel Kaufman (former executive and co-founder of the now-defunct Direct Revenue). Its main product is a streaming radio service that provides user customized music feeds.Jango’s music discovery engine recommends and plays additional songs based on the users’ musical tastes, established by their individual listening activities on the site.

    The content is delivered through the Panther Express network. As of March 2008, Jango has 1 million users who have created 3 million customized stations.Every several songs, the service gives users the power to “make or break” an up-and-coming artist. Users have the option of clicking “make” to give the artist more air time, or “break” to reduce it.” (From Wikipedia)

    Only Jessica Sanchez has made it to Jango’s list among the artists of Ai 11. Not even Josh Ledet is in there. Other alumns include Adam Lambert, David Archuleta, Jennifer Hudson, etc. You can make your own radio station through Jango’s “downloadable” music, and you can download for free (one song per day) or buy the music you want through facebook. And Yes, Guesty, Leonard Cohen is in there too.

    • Blah, blah, blah, blah…… Stop already. You sound like a broken record. We know that you don’t like Phillip, but guess what – you are in minority. He won. Get over it. Like Jessica  if you wont, by her music as much as you want, but leave us who love Philip at peace. We have as much right to love Phillips music, as you like Jessica.
      As always the ones who brag to know it all, usually now the least.
      Stop talking and listen for a change.

      • You are a loser. You can’t stand the fact that Phillips is not popular at all but only to those who are tone deaf and those with very poor knowledge of what music really is. You should go back to grade school and study the basics of Music.

      • No my friend, loser category  is all yours.
        Have a luck in life! You’ll need  luck with that kind of reasoning and language like that.

      • Ah..Carlos…apparently quite a few people are tone deaf then. Go back to whatever hole you crawled out of.

    • Only Jess cheapo fans rely upon a free music streaming service…LMAO…but where oh where if Jess on iTunes. iTunes is what matters most (more than Billboard even); it now distribute over 57% of all music sales.

      • they all say that journey album of Jessica has error in itunes some people cant buy this album

    • Phil’s kidney problem vis-a-vis the Idol is to me a pain in the neck as it is a non-issue in that (1) the problem is treatable; (2) Phil is young and strong and can withstand any pain or stress; and (3) he has a girlfriend who truly cares and will die for him and will make sure that he’ll be safe. So, please can we go past Phil’s kidney stuff?

      • He had 8 surgeries during the season! It’s not like it’s one itty bitty kidney stone.

  25. PP  looks like a movie star..who knows he might become one instead of being a singer…..:o)

  26. I’m not going to call you an idiot–delusional–maybe! lol!  And way too much time on your hands.  I am going to continue to listen to the music I like–along with all of the other people who appreciate the same sound.  Good luck to you and Carlos and all of the other ‘American Idol Conspiracy Theorist’–I hope you find what you are looking for–maybe you will find it at ‘Area 51’!  Just a thought.  Remember….Taymaro and Carlos….there is always next year.

    • He was the alternative to Crystal who was an offense to the super strict southern voting block.  The south and mid-west make up the biggest block of Idol fans.   That season they found themselves with two yankees [Lee/Illinois, Crystal/Ohio] in the finale.  Lee, single, polite, wholesome.  Crystal, unwed mother, tattoos, bad teeth, dreadlocks.  Lee winning was inevitable.  I’m not saying it’s right or wrong, just predictable.

  27. Bertramshandy, I’m only correcting the wrong things written about Jessica. I’m not wasting my time. Unlike you, I can multi-task and type and think fast. You should go abroad and see what people think about America. America is not a popular country at all; it is infamous. People burn American flags almost everywhere, in case you don’t know that. 

    • Actually, Carlos, I’m something of a world traveler, having spent extended periods of time in Europe and Australia.  My experience does not match yours.  I’ve been received very well in Italy, Germany, Austria, Poland and Turkey.  My experiences in Canada, Australia and New Zealand have been equally enjoyable.  I feel your attitudes and perceptions may be jaded, so I won’t try to change your thinking.  You seem to be a rather unhappy soul.  Peace.

    • Did you find learning to play the guitar and presumably singing along with it of benefit to developting your multi tasking ability?

    • It’s natural for people to hate the one on top, it has been that way for a long time.

      Yet the US is still the number country in giving foreign aid assistance
      (a concept created by the US, before the US, countries only loaned
      money).

      It is #1 in immigration (people like to come here; US has never denied
      people leaving if they want to), and despite making many errors in
      nation building, the US has still given freedom to more people than any
      other on the planet.

      Carlos, you’re a piece of foreign garbage the needs disposing of….

      • “foreign garbage the needs disposing of…”? Carlos did you write this using a different identity? If not this person seems to be taking you a bit seriously. Guess the guarantee of freedom of speach was not one of the benefits the U.S supports is very high on his list of priorities.

    • People always dislike the winners….USA is the best and I am so  proud to be an AMERICAN and I guess the people abroad feel the same way about P2, you know, the WINNER of AI. 

      I have been abroad, spent 2 mos in Europe, never had a problem when people found out I was American.  In some countries they think weare all filthy rich.  Never saw my flag burned either.  You also do not see or hearabout  too very many Americans from the US trying to sneak illegally into other coutries, why wou;ld they…we live in the best country in the world.

    • @carlos I agree with the comment below — If WE (AMERICANS) are so hated then PLLLLLEEEEEASE Stay in your own country and STOP sneaking in and hiding in ours…. USA The Land of the Free and THE HOME OF “””AMERICAN  IDOL””…. Get It? “AMERICAN IDOL not (insert what ever country you are from)________ Idol, AMERICAN Idol, is voted on and chosen by AMERICA …. and we Chose PHILLIP PHILLIPS….. Have your own Idol show and stop poking your opinion in ours…..Believe me we, (Americans), will not try to hack in and vote on yours !! As a matter fact we Won’t even watch….  

  28. Hahaha. there you go again Branden. We all know the song isn’t original. Glen Holden should be paid royalties for the song they have been playing on youtube before the finals.

    •  You mean Greg Holden? And I’m sure he is getting royalties along with whoever wrote the piece of junk that Jessica sang.  They don’t get to write their own songs, and the only criteria is that it hasn’t been released in the US prior to the airdate.  The only reason Jessica’s song isn’t all over the internet is because it was so bad no one else has touched it.  I’m sure it could be better, but it just wasn’t good for a 16 year old and still needs work.

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