During last night’s Idol results show recap critique, mentor, Jimmy Iovine had an unusually harsh critique of Phil Phillips’ 80’s week performance. Jimmy felt the Genesis tune was a safe tune, and that basically, with everyone blowing smoke up his butt, Phil could be getting complacent.
“Right now, what Philip needs, is to be pushed so he an go out and be the best version of himself that he can be,” said Jimmy, “If he stands still, there’s a very good possibility that other contestants will come up and pass him.”
When Ryan asked Phil what he thought about Jimmy’s critique, the finalist bristled a bit. He said he can only be himself and that he’s not the kind of person to walk around the stage and touch people’s hands.
Was Phil being arrogant? Some Idol fans think so. He apologized on his Facebook page this morning:
thank you to everyone who supports me and voted this week! i appreciate it very much…i heard that some people took my comment the wrong way but i thought jimmy said if i dont move around i would get passed and all i was meaning that im not the artist who runs around stage touching peoples hands and sings to them, thats just not me so im sorry to who ever my have taken it the wrong way bc i wouldnt even be here without you guys voting haha thank you again!
Ha ha. I thought Phil’s answer was kind of strange. He thought that Jimmy was talking literally about him and the other contestants moving around the stage. It’s called “metaphor” Phil! Look it up on Wikipedia! Heh.