Phillip Phillips (born September 20, 1990) is an American singer from Leesburg, Georgia, and the winner of the 11th season of American Idol. His coronation song and debut single is "Home".
Phillip Phillips auditioned in Savannah, Georgia. He sang "Superstition" by Stevie Wonder. The judges then asked him to perform a second song with his guitar, and he performed Michael Jackson's "Thriller." He advanced to the Hollywood rounds, and later to the Las Vegas round.
On February 23, 2012, Phillip Phillips was chosen as one of the Top 25 semi-finalists. After the Top 13 performance night, Phillips was taken to a doctor for possible kidney stones. Phillips became the winner on the finale of American Idol on May 23, 2012, against Jessica Sanchez.
Phillip Phillips grew up in Sasser and Leesburg, Georgia and attended Lee County High School. He graduated from Albany Technical College with a major in Industrial Systems Technology, but missed the graduation ceremony due to his obligations to American Idol.