Below is the biography of American Idol season 11 contestant Phillip Phillips.
Phillip LaDon Phillips, Jr is an American rock singer who was born in Leesburg, Georgia on September 20th of 1990. He is also a contestant on the 11th season of American Idol.
All of Phillip Phillips performances from the top 13 to the top 4 can be found on iTunes:
|Top 4 (with Joshua Ledet)||This Love|
|Top 4||Have You Ever Seen Rain|
|Top 5||The Letter|
|Top 5||Time of The Season|
|Top 6||The Stone|
|Top 6||Fat Bottomed Girls|
|Top 7||In The Midnight Hour|
|Top 7||U Got it Bad|
|Top 7||Give a Little More|
|Top 8||That’s All|
|Top 9||Still Rainin’|
|Top 10||Movin’ Out(Anthony’s Song)|
|Top 12||Hard to Handle|
Phillips graduated from the Lee County High School before attending Albany Technical College. He currently has a degree in Industrial Systems Technology, but was unable to actually attend the graduation ceremony as a result of his participation in the American Idol contest.
Throughout his childhood, Phillips helped his father run their local pawnshop. It was here that he had access to instruments and by the time he was 14 he was already performing locally. He knows how to play the guitar, bass, drums and piano. His band is called G&S and they have been playing for sometime in the Albany, Georgia area.
Phillip Phillips auditions for Season 11 of American Idol in Savannah Georgia where he received his golden ticket after performing “Superstition” by Stevie Wonder. He had also brought his guitar with him, but did not use it in his audition. As a result, the judges asked him to do another audition with his guitar for which Phillips performed “Thriller” by Michael Jackson.
Phillips is considered to be extremely talented and was able to float through the early rounds of the competition with ease. As with most of the top contestants, it would not be until the semi-finals that his talents would really begin to show. For the top 13 males spot, Phillips would perform “In the Air Tonight” by Phil Collins which would land him in the top 5 spot for the males and made him a shoe in for the top 10 spot.
Many people began to make the assumption that Phillips was a big Phil Collins fans as a result of the number of performances he made by Phil Collins or in a Collins like mannerism. When asked, Phillips simply stated that while he was not a crazy fanatic of Collins, he does think that his songs are “awesome.”
Phillip Phillips favorite bands are Tool, Dave Matthews, Johnny Lang and Mumford & Sons. It is his love for Dave Mathews which has inspired his performances. However, it is his looks which have continued to inspire his growing fan base from around the world.
However, during the round, Phillip Phillips suffered a medical emergency for which he was rushed to the hospital. It is believed that he had suffered from a possible kidney stone which would have made the remainder of the competition fairly difficult if not taken care of as quickly as possible. Luckily though, Phillips was back and ready for action the following week.
During the Top 9 round, along with Jessica Sanchez, Phillip Phillips was named by Lee DeWyze as his personal favorites and top picks for the top spots of Season 11. He has since elevated above this position and having done so, landed him as one of the top 10 contestants; all of which will be participating in the annual summer concert tour. When Phillips performed “Still Raining” by Johnny Lang, he received a standing ovation; the third standing ovation received by the contestants on that particular night. By the end of the competition though, Phillip Phillips will have collected a great number of standing ovations, but none of that will compare to the very bright future that this extremely talented artists has ahead of him. He has a great voice and a gift when it comes to singing, playing musical instruments and of course his amazing stage presence which keeps the fans asking for more. Of course his looks do help a bit. In the end though, Phillip Phillips has just about everything he needs already to become a big star and regardless as to the outcome of Season 11 of American Idol, you can bet that Phillips will be a common name heard on the local radio stations for quite some time to come.
As long as he continues to push hard and strive for perfection, Phillips has a good future ahead of him in the music business. He also has himself an extremely large following already which will help to propel him into stardom. But don’t worry, you can see him live in concert long before this happens because he has already made the top ten and will be touring this summer along with the rest of the Season 11 top contestants.