Phillip Phillips Performs Mumford and Sons-Inspired Song ‘Home’ on ‘American Idol’
Everything is over besides the final results on Season 11 of ‘American Idol,’ where the contest winnowed itself down to the last two performers last night (May 22). And if the judges’ remarks are any indication of the way this is going to pan out, it’s Phillip Phillips‘ season to lose — but he still got a standing ovation on last night’s episode when he performed a song called ‘Home,’ which was reminiscent of Mumford and Sons‘ sound.
Phillips and his fellow co-finalist, Jessica Sanchez, debuted their closing songs on last night’s episode, with Phillips’ ‘Home’ befitting his rootsy, acoustic-powered style, which has often been compared to the Dave Matthews Band. Sanchez didn’t seem to fare as well with her song, a ballad called ‘Change Nothing.’
Phillips went all out with ‘Home,’ bringing in a drum line to join him for the song, and was rewarded with a standing ovation from the judges. Randy Jackson made no bones about his response, telling Phillips, “I loved the song, I loved you, I loved the production, I loved the marching band. Everything about that was perfect! I loved it!”
“There’s nothing on the radio that sounds like that,” added a possibly confused Jennifer Lopez, with Steven Tyler rounding out the applause with a simple “You were perfect tonight, and I think you are the man.”
Now it’s up to the voters to decide, with the results to be announced on tonight’s ‘American Idol’ finale. Watch Phillips performing ‘Home’ below, and let us know what you think. Does he deserve to be the Season 11 ‘Idol’ champion?
Watch Phillip Phillips Perform ‘Home’ on ‘American Idol’