Phillip Phillips Biography

Phillip Phillips Jr. (born September 20, 1990) is an American singer from Leesburg, Georgia. He is currently a Top 9 finalist on the eleventh season of American Idol.

Early life

Phillips grew up in Leesburg, Georgia, and attended Lee County High School. He graduated Albany Technical College with a major in Industrial Systems Technology, but missed the graduation ceremony due his obligations to American Idol.

American Idol

Phillips auditioned in Savannah, Georgia. He sang the Stevie Wonder song "Superstition." The judges then asked him to audition with his guitar where he performed Michael Jackson's "Thriller." He made it to the Hollywood rounds, and later to the Las Vegas round. He was born in Roswell, New Mexico.

On February 23, 2012, Phillips was chosen as one of the Top 24 semi-finalists. For the semi-finals, he performed "In the Air Tonight" by Phil Collins. He was one of the top five male vote getters and advanced to the Top 13. After the Top 13 performance night, Phillips was taken to a doctor for possible kidney stones.
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