Phillip Phillips has never been part of the bottom group since the start of the competition. He was predicted by critics to win this season due to his fan base and the fact that he has what previous winners have – he’s white, he plays the guitar, and he’s cute, among others.
For round 1 (Judges’ Picks), he was given the song Beggin by MadCon. The judges all praised him. Randy Jackson felt like he was in a Phil Phillips concert, Steven Tyler said he hoped Phillip writes his own songs, and Jennifer Lopez said he was given that song to see if he could do the melody and he did great. Video below.
On round 2 (Contetants’ Picks), Phil chose Disease by Matchbox 20. It was just okay for the judges but, as Steven put it, it wasn’t over the top. Video below.
For round 3 (Jimmy Iovine’s Picks), he was given We’ve Got Tonight by Bob Seger. According to Randy, it was the perfect song at the perfect time, and it was Phillip’s best performance ever. Watch it below.
I must admit the song gave me goosebumps, and for once, I liked Phillip Phillip’s performance.