Phillip Phillip’s “Gone Gone Gone” Named American Idol Goodbye Song!

I KNEW IT! American Idol winner, Phillip Phillip’s new single, “Gone Gone Gone” has been chosen as the American Idol 12 “Goodbye” song! Check out the press release!

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Quadruple-platinum, Billboard chart-topper and AMERICAN IDOL winner Phillip Phillips will perform his second single, “Gone, Gone, Gone,” from his debut album, “The World From The Side Of The Moon,” on AMERICAN IDOL Thursday, March 14 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. “Gone, Gone, Gone” also will serve as the “goodbye” song of the season and will be featured when the IDOL finalists are eliminated week by week. Phillips and previously announced performers Bon Jovi will appear on the IDOL stage to perform on the LIVE results show.

IDOL winner Phillips’ quadruple-platinum hit single, “Home,” has sold more than four million units, making it the most successful coronation song of any AMERICAN IDOL winner. The singer’s first album, “The World From The Side Of The Moon,” from 19 Entertainment/Interscope Records, was released in November 2012 and debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart and No. 1 on the Billboard Rock Album chart. The album has since gone gold, making it the fastest-selling debut from an AMERICAN IDOL winner since Season Seven winner David Cook released his self-titled album in 2008. Phillips recently premiered the video for “Gone, Gone, Gone” and kicks off his headlining college tour in March.

AMERICAN IDOL continues tonight (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), when the second group of girls – Melinda Ademi, Janelle Arthur, Juliana Chahayed, Cristabel Clack, Aubrey Cleland, Candice Glover, Rachel Hale, Jett Hermano, Zoanette Johnson and Breanna Steer – perform and the judges decide which five will join the Top 20. Tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 28 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), the final group of guys – Lazaro Arbos, Nick Boddington, Josh Holiday, Vincent Powell, Cortez Shaw, Gurpreet Singh Sarin, Bryant Tadeo, Burnell Taylor, Mathenee Treco and David Willis – will perform with the hope of claiming one of the five remaining spots, and the Top 20 are announced.

AMERICAN IDOL is produced by 19 Entertainment, a division of Core Media Group, and FremantleMedia North America. The series is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, CEO, XIX Entertainment. Cecile Frot-Coutaz, FremantleMedia; Trish Kinane, FremantleMedia North America; Ken Warwick, FremantleMedia North America; and Nigel Lythgoe, CEO, Nigel Lythgoe Productions also serve as executive producers. “Like” AMERICAN IDOL on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AmericanIdol. Follow the series on Twitter @AmericanIdol and join the discussion at #idol. Follow host Ryan Seacrest at @RyanSeacrest, and follow the judges: @MariahCarey; @yo_randyjackson; @nickiminaj; and @keithurban. Download the AMERICAN IDOL app for iOS devices from the App Store; and for Android devices at Google Play.**

  • tigervixxxen

    Great news for Phillip. I definitely thought GGG made sense as the goodbye song all along.

  • girlygirltoo

    That’s great for PP and all, but honestly, I’d rather that someone else who hasn’t had all the exposure/publicity that he has had be given this opportunity instead. 

  • Lobilobi

    YAY ! Phillip Phillips striking again
    hope it gives the song some promo

  • Larc

    So Idol is still pimping P2.  ;)

  • jpfan2

    Ha. Ha. I wondered if this would happen. So he gets to sing the song twice.

  • http://twitter.com/Sassycatz Sassycatz

    He certainly has gotten all the breaks. So, will he be on the show twice singing the same song each time, i.e., March 14 and the top two performance night?

  • rayni

    Yay P2 and GGG!  Love love love that song! He’s not my favorite winner EVAH but I’m glad to see the franchise support him like this.  I hope it helps make the song another mega hit for him.  Who knows when the boot song is going to work – it made a hit for Daniel Powter but other than that, when has the boot song really done any good for the artist?  Not even our AI alums – Carrie, Rueben and Daughtry – have had the boot song parlayed into the success Powter’s ‘Bad Day’ enjoyed.

  • standtotheright

    I am utterly shocked by this turn of events. Heh.

    Seriously, it should be another virtuous cycle of exposure/sales/airplay so kudos to P2 and the team.

  • John M

     Not even our AI alums – Carrie, Rueben and Daughtry – have had the boot song parlayed into the success Powter’s ‘Bad Day’ enjoyed.

    Daughtry’s home was HUGE. Carrie Ruben and Cook aren’t comparable situations, their boot songs weren’t also singles like Daughtry and Daniel Powter and now Phillip.

  • Indigobunting

    Good choice.  I predicted (as many others did!) this.

  • rayni

    Oh I agree that ‘Home’ was huge – loved it.  But I didn’t think it was because it was the boot song, was it?  I thought it was a hit on it’s own merit.  Sorry if I disremembered :)

  • calliebeckett

    These two lines are poignant:

    Baby I’m not moving on
    I love you long after you’re gone

    and 

    I love you long after you’re gone
    And long after you’re gone, gone, gone.

  • girlygirltoo

    Scotty’s boot song last year didn’t sell all that well, but it wasn’t his single, it was some cover song. The fact that this is P2′s actual single that is already getting radio play should help the sales.

    This is great for P2. He continues to get huge support for his team, and from Idol.

    Bitter rant alert:  It would have been nice if the S8 and S9 winners had gotten even 1/2 the promo that Scotty and Phillip have gotten.  (ok, rant over).

  • Trina

    Really perfect choice if not predictable. But I cant blame AI at all for pimping him. I wonder how many times Ryan will refer to him as “quadruple platinum”? Bet Jimmy gives him a 4x platinum plaque for Home too. 

  • John M

    Nope, it was the boot song before it had an official release as a single in the US. 

  • irockhard

    Well this is a no brainer, it’s his new single that more or less fits as a boot theme so they’d be stupid not to do this.

  • http://twitter.com/Sassycatz Sassycatz

    Bitter rant alert: It would have been nice if the S8 and S9 winners had gotten even 1/2 the promo that Scotty and Phillip have gotten. (ok, rant over).

    It’s because now the show and the label are in bed with each other. SONY/RCA was never involved with the show like Interscope is, which clearly was incredibly stupid of Sony and unfortunate for the previous winners.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Gee. What a surprise! lol What I’m wondering is how far in advance all of this was orchestrated, and whether part of the reason for choosing GGG was because they had planned this line of promotion.

  • irockhard

    Bitter rant alert:  It would have been nice if the S8 and S9 winners had gotten even 1/2 the promo that Scotty and Phillip have gotten.  (ok, rant over).

    RCA/Jive chose to support their faves whether they were the winners or not. Interscope OTOH will support the winner no matter who it is. This might be one of the reasons why Idol switched from Sony to UMG – Sony wouldn’t support every winner.

  • Incipit

    He certainly has gotten all the breaks. So, will he be on the show twice singing the same song each time, i.e., March 14 and the top two performance night?

    He has that, Sassycatz. It’s good to have Iovine like your $ingle and promote it to radio like crazy. Heh. 

    I wasn’t so concerned with him being on the show 2X singing the same song, which it certainly looks like he will do, so Idol and Iovine must be fine with that – because even though it’s redundant, it’s separated by a span of time – March to May. But the logistic problem created by the Boot Song being traditionally sung on Top 2 Competition night, and the previous year’s winner singing ‘something’ the next night, for the Finale, that’s different.. 

    So Three guest spots, unless Nigel changes the Finale program, or the Top 2 Boot Song tradition – if not, OK – but, singing the same song all three times?  GGG just dropped – if it has legs – it will run for five months at least – to sometime in July, before the possibility of a third single would arise…May is too soon for a new song – unless GGG isn’t doing well after three months. Which doesn’t look like it will happen.

    So – will Phillip make a third appearance on the Finale the night after he appears and sings the Boot song? – - and if he does, what is there to sing besides the same song? 

    Just wondering. 

  • girlygirltoo

    at the end, they weren’t really supporting anyone (well, Adam, but even not him all that well in terms of US radio). 

    But I don’t want to hijack the thread. Hopefully GGG will get a nice boost from being the boot song :)

  • http://twitter.com/Sassycatz Sassycatz

    That never occurred to me!

  • http://kristentheyellowlab.blogspot.com/ ZsusK

    Good for Phillip!

    Not all boot songs are the same. The two that were really popular were “Bad Day” and “Home” because I think they both hit the right emotional chords during the goodbye videos. Others, like Ruben’s, Carrie’s, and Scotty’s were really just kind of background music, and covers at that.   I think Phillip’s might have a shot at being up there with the “Home.” 

  • girlygirltoo

    “Bad Day” has an interesting history. It was released as a single in Canada and overseas in January 2005. But (according to wikipedia, anyway) it wasn’t released in the US until a year later — right around the time it was used as the boot song for S5 of Idol. It eventually hit #1 on the BB Hot 100

    “Home”, on the other hand, wasn’t even officially released as a single for Daughtry until April 10, 2007 — well after it had already started to be used as the boot song for S6 of Idol

  • mad1son

    After this news, it will be amusing to see if Phillip will keep talking as if he has nothing to do with idol anymore. 

  • Lobilobi

    stay pressed :)

  • mjsbigblog

    Reminder:

    Please don’t use this thread to rehash past seasons of Idol. The topic is Phillip Phillips and the boot song.

  • Miss Chaos

    I know, that really just rubs me in the wrong way, and thus I have zero interest in PP at all!  So many non winners support the show that got them started, and PP would be nothing but a worker in a Pawn Shop and trying to sing in little gigs, he would amount to nothing.  Sorry for the rant, but all he did was get lucky.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    ” SONY/RCA was never involved with the show like Interscope is, which clearly was incredibly stupid of Sony and unfortunate for the previous winners.”

    While it’s true that SONY/RCA was never involved with the show to the same extent as Iovine/UMG, from seasons 1-5, Clive showed up at least a couple of times during the show and used to assign songs to contestants. Then, he was pretty much in charge of the Idols who were signed, as least in the non-country genres.

  • jpfan2

    I wonder if P2 knew about this when he did the Z100 interview. I think not or he would have commented about it. Especially during the part where they talked about GGG being used for a NBC dating show. Or maybe he was told to keep quiet until the official announcement.

    P2 combines shrewdness with cluelessness so it’s not always easy to figure out what’s going on. Maybe if he’d written the song  things might be different.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3SOLQMNOQCLAWTS2AKQ6J42S7A sunnyday123

    Lol I figured either this song or “Home” would of been the farewell song! Happy for P2!(:

  • Anny_nanny

    I wonder who, to whom and for how much sold that NBC every time uses singles of Phillip. Is anyone remember that they have their own show?

  • Lobilobi

    if everybody was lucky we would not have loosers, so it’s something to have luck with us

    there’s a saying, “luck is better than bachelor” ” la chance est mieux que la licence”
    lol

  • MV007

    Good Lord!  I can’t get away from this guy.  I love that AI helps its own, I just think Philip sucks.

  • Lobilobi

    good luck with that :)

  • shell29

    P2 is certainly leading a ‘charmed’ Idol life! Good for him-I’m happy to see that the new regime at Interscope seems to care about supporting the Idol winners. I’m not even a fan but I loved GGG the first time I heard it. Hopefully being this year’s boot song and radio support will help P2 get another multiplatinum hit single.

  • mjsbigblog

    I think not or he would have commented about it. Especially during the part where they talked about GGG being used for a NBC dating show. Or maybe he was told to keep quiet until the official announcement.

    I reporter I know had just finished interviewing him right before the PR was sent out. She had even asked him point blank about the boot song, and he denied knowing anything about it. So, I think he was waiting for the news to be officially announced before he said anything.

  • durbesque

    It would have been nice if the S8 and S9 winners had gotten even 1/2 the promo/support that Scotty and Phillip have gotten.
    ___________________________________________________

    No matter how hard they had beaten the public over the head with Kris or Lee, it would not have paid off.  Scotty and Phillip are enormously appealing in talent, personality, and physique.  Kris and Lee less so.

  • Anny_nanny

    I don’t care would have paid off this, participants must understand that they compete not for a TV, a car or wrappers from the candy, they are fighting for a chance to get a music career, otherwise what is happening does not make sense.

  • mouse999

    P2 is incredibly lucky. Neither Home or GGG was written by him, both were handed to him on the silver platter and then used (or will be used) during events watched by millions.
    I’m really curious how he is going to do with his own material.
    He is not a very good singer with a limited range, but he doesn’t have to be as we all know.
    I’ll wait patiently for his sophomore album.

  • TheOther

    Love it, Love it, Love it. This will come after Phillip’s trip to London and Paris in early Mar. By then, Home should be the best selling song from an Idol alum.

    Phillip chose Gone, Gone, Gone after discarding other songs that his label had given him. He said he was glad they made the switch. Many of Idols biggest songs were not written by alums. When asked who he wanted to produce his CD, Phillip suggested Greg Wattenberg, who co-wrote GGG.

  • mmb

    I think its still too early to tell whether Interscope will “support the winner no matter who it is”.  During the 2 years of the Interscope regime the winners have both been very popular, marketable contestants with the most buzz (or at least as much buzz) as any of the other contestants.  It remains to be seen what would happen in any other scenario –could be a year where Interscope’s favorite is not the winner.

  • girlygirltoo

    That’s your opinion. In my opinion, neither Phillip nor Scotty is any more talented or personable or good looking than Kris or Lee. You give Kris or Lee “Home” as their coronation song and promote them as Interscope has P2 and Scotty, there is no reason to think they couldn’t have been very successful. On the other hand, if Phillip or Scotty had “No Boundaries” as their coronation song and got the type of promo that Kris –and especially Lee — got, I think it’s likely they would have been a lot less successful.

  • maymay

    GGG is a very commerical song . As a goodbye song, it more or less can help the ratings.  Maybe it will make the top 10 on iTunes forever like Home after PP`s performance on Idol. I have a feeling GGG will at least sell over 4 platinum. It will copy Home`s selling trace.

  • elliegrll

    There are a lot of people who get songs “handed to them”, but if the delivery isn’t good, nobody is going to buy the song, or want to use it.  There are a lot of other songs that were either flops or ignored when performed by the original artists, but became hits when “handed” to someone else.

  • TheOther

    This is worth resharing.

    Max Harris?@ComVetwithPTSD@Phillips I am a combat veteran with PTSD and your song, ‘Gone, Gone, Gone’ has made a huge difference in my life

  • http://twitter.com/LexieONeill Lexie O’Neill

    First, Congrats to Phil.  I think this could definitely help with sales of GGG…

    But I just have to say, “I Love You this Big…” wasn’t exactly the best coronation song in the world as far as that one, crucial line of the lyrics…not an easy song to sell…

  • elliegrll

    A news show did a study a while back on people who are lucky and those who aren’t.  What they concluded is that for the most part luck didn’t play a huge role in why one group of people were more successful than the unlucky ones.  The successful group took chances, made the most of their opportunities, and overall seemed to be harder workers.

  • jpfan2

    “So, I think he was waiting for the news to be officially announced before he said anything.”
     
    You’re probably right. P2 is good at not talking about certain things. 

    Phillip IS lucky that his style of music is currently popular. But his career is not all luck.   

  • girlygirltoo

    I didn’t think it was a particularly good song, especially lyrically, but it seemed to fit the country radio format well. And it was still a lot better than the pile of crap that is NoBo. And I think it was a small step towards the AI producers realizing (perhaps at the urging of Interscope) that the winner needs a strong radio single that will get him/her noticed right as s/he is coming off the show, and that s/he can promote while on the Idol tour, rather than waiting 3 or 4 months to start building on their career as an artist rather than simply an relaity show contestant.

    It’s all water under the bridge, of course. But it’s just hard to accept, sometimes *shrugs*

  • Axxxel

    Absolutely agree with you… example: I will always love you… Whitney Houston song ? No, originally sung by Dolly Parton.

  • Axxxel

    I don’t think that P2 was all that lucky with his kidney problems and family problems… So if he gets lucky in another field of his life, good for him…

  • girlygirltoo

    Not the best example — I Will Always Love You was a #1 country hit for Dolly Parton (and peaked at #53 on pop chart) :)

  • Miss Chaos

    But AI Doesnt help its own, just someone with 2 names the same, and singing a song with 3 words the same :)

  • standtotheright

    Home is the only good song since AMLT!

    Fixed.

    I love me some Clarkson, but she carried that treacle on her back.

  • Miss Chaos

    I never read or saw that PP was taking any chances, that he was hard working, or making the best of any opportunities.  Now I can think of a bunch of AI Idol winners that are extremely hard working, trying to take advantage of opportunities  and are hard workers, a lot of the past Idol winners, and ones beneath them, they werent handed 2 songs that they didnt write, and sing them kinda, well you get the drift.  PP is lucky, I wouldnt call him an artist, for what ever that means, and he cant even back the show that made him a Star*

  • mouse999

    Miss Chaos, ditto.

  • Kirsten
  • lovetheusa1776

    Give a lot to hear P2 cover NoBo.  Cracking up at the thought.

    Lady Luck shone down on the guy with Home.  Take it, babe, and run with it.  You wouldn’t have been on Idol if you didn’t want the golden ring.

    Love this cheesy show.

  • tucker davis

    I consider P2 very hard working. He performed the 50 city tour without missing a concert (just a few weeks after major surgery) & carried the radio tour that went along with it by himself, did countless interviews & meet/greets at every stop, recorded a 15+song CD in three weeks, made 2 music videos, performed at special events (All-Star BB game, 4th of July event, World Series, All-Star Basketball game, many TV performances, etc.)and has performed live nearly EVERY DAY since winning Idol. I would love to have his frequent-flyer miles…lol. IMO he’s an extremely hard-working young man.

  • dishwalla

    As the reigning champ, the only person that should be singing the new season’s boot song is Phillip Phillips – not another runner up or former winner.  GGG is his latest single.  It is also an original Idol song.  Makes perfect sense.  He will now have the best boot song to go along with the best coronation song.

  • siennalily

    Wow! Lucky Phillip strikes again. Personally I don’t think he’s so much more “enormously” talented than Lee or Kris. It’s all about the promo. He got it and they didn’t. We’ll never know what might have been if they had gotten the opportunities that Phillip has had.

  • siennalily

    Does anyone know if Kris and Lee are the only winners not to get the boot song? It just seems terribly unfair the way they have been treated by a idol.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PVEFG2TOUIXSROKUSO2O2DOWWE Taylor

    Kelly Clarkson, Fantasia, Taylor Hicks and Jordin Sparks haven’t had the boot song either.

  • John M

    No, Kelly, Fantasia, Taylor, and Jordin also have not had the boot song, so no Kris and Lee have not been shafted.

  • girlygirltoo

    I don’t have a problem with P2 getting the boot song, necessarily. But your argument would hold more water if the winner got the boot song every year. But that hasn’t been the case. Did Taylor get the boot song? I don’t remember, but I don’t think he did.  Jordin didn’t. Kris didn’t. Lee didn’t.

  • http://twitter.com/annmgee Ann Gardner

    Gone, gone, gone just happens to work brilliantly for the boot song (and it is a really good song). i agree that Lee hasn’t been treated fairly by AI (not being invited to pass on the torch to Scotty). I like his original songs, IMO, he is a good song writer. 
    Please, those who follow Kris correct me if I am wrong, but Kris has been invited back to perform on the show for both albums. So while AI treated Kris more fairly, his label did not. (I just don’t get Kris, IMO). I don’t think PP’s success is all luck. I think he is incredibly talented. People do make their own luck, by having a positive attitude, faith, surrounding themselves with good people, whatever it takes. 
    “Success” has a different meaning for everyone. But, PP’s success is good for idol. I don’t know why people knock it. 

  • iluvai

    That’s so cool. He is going to be performing in April at Brookdale College in Lincroft NJ. Just might have to go!!  :) 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HWRPW434YQTROZ3J5E4BSLWEYM H.A.

    Life isn’t fair. You can throw all the promo you want at any artist but it doesn’t mean it will stick. It all depends on the artist and what works for that artist. Out of all the Idol winners Lee comes close to Phillip. He’s the only one that I can see that could have made Home a hit himself. It’s more in his wheelhouse.

  • iluvai

    Isn’t showbiz a lot about being lucky? Everytime I hear amazing singers on these talent shows and they end up getting turned down, I’m like wow. Having a good voice is just part of it all. Same with actors. So many good actors, but it just takes getting a certain role and then they become stars. Good thing for me that I’m not at all talented, otherwise I would find it all so incredibly frustrating.

  • dishwalla

    But your argument would hold more water if the winner got the boot song every year.

    Scotty McCreery did, so did David Cook & Ruben Studdard.  I also think Carrie Underwood?  GGG is already an Idol song. It wasn’t like a special song was written just for that purpose. It is Phillip’s latest single.  It’s only appropriate that he performs it.  It wouldn’t make any sense otherwise.

  • justmefornow

    Not surprised he’s getting the boot song, I actually kind of expected it.
    But my two cents on his situation: 

    P2 won Idol in the right year. He got extremely lucky with the Olympic tie-in. But more importantly, his style of music is currently experiencing a period of popularity. He’s riding the wave of popularity of bands like Mumford and Sons. I believe this is the same scenario that propelled Daughtry’s success, riding the Nickelback type sound of popularity at the time. 
    Pretty straightforward; right sound at the right time combined with National exposure.

    IMO, had either won in years when their style of “lite rock/folk” wasn’t in style, neither would have been as successful. Both are good artists, but neither is mind blowingly great at what they do.

    Sometimes timing is everything.

  • girlygirltoo

    You are missing my point. Your argument is that the reigning Idol should get the boot song. My response is that there have been several Idol winners who didn’t get the boot song when they were the reigning Idol. So why should it be an automatic spot for Phillip when it hasn’t been an automatic spot for the past reigning winners?

    GGG being his current single has nothing to do with this argument. He was going to come on Idol to perform GGG regardless of if the song was the boot number.

  • jpfan2

    Phillip will have the biggest selling single ever released by any Idol. The show would be stupid not to piggyback on that.

    They don’t automatically give the winner the boot song. Even Carrie and Ruben did it years after their win. They just see an opportunity to make more money so why not.  When Daughtry had the #1 album and single he got the boot song the following season too. It’s not an automatic perk of winning the show.

    When did Cook have it? I honestly don’t remember him doing it.

  • durbesque

    I don’t usually deal in hypotheticals…I don’t know what got into me.

    Reminds me of what Harrison Ford said when an interviewer asked if he ever regretted not accepting a role in a movie that became a big hit.
    He said No…because if he had done it, it would not have been successful.

    Any given song is what it is.  Then, the delivery and the mood of the country determine success or failure.    

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PVEFG2TOUIXSROKUSO2O2DOWWE Taylor

    Ruben, Carrie, Cook, and Scotty all had cover songs used as the boot song. Ruben’s boot song came five years after his win, Carrie’s was four years after her win and Cook’s was three years after he won his season.

    So, no, it doesn’t make perfect sense that P2 would get an original song used this year as the boot song. It’s actually the only time a winner has had an original song used the season after he won.

  • jpfan2

    “It’s actually the only time a winner has had an original song used the season after he won.”

    But it’s not the first time an Idol contestant had an original song used after the season they appeared in. Daughtry had it with Home and he came in fourth (pretty far from the winner.) There are no hard and fast rules about the boot song other than the artist has to be in the 19 stable. ;0

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PVEFG2TOUIXSROKUSO2O2DOWWE Taylor

    But it’s not the first time an Idol contestant had an original song used after the season they appeared in.

    That’s correct and it’s why I said it was the only time a WINNER has had an original song used the season after they won.

    Daughtry is the only Idol contestant to have a self-penned song used as the boot song.

  • girlygirltoo

    Didn’t he have the boot song S10?

  • Goodvibes27

    In my view, Phillip is the least vocally talented of all the winners, but he has that thin, wavery, reedy voice that is popular right now in groups like Mumford & Sons (as mentioned earlier.) He does seem to be catching all the breaks though, so more power to him. He sure suffered thru the competition with his health problems, so maybe some karma is coming back to him.

  • elliegrll

    And it was still a lot better than the pile of crap that is NoBo.

    NoBo was followed up by LLWD.  It’s all about taking advantage of opportunities when they arise.    

  • LongKissGoodnight

    Between Idol making contestants post-show successes it’s main selling point, last winner already having one multimillion smash and a fast-rising well selling cheerfully radio-friendly follow up on the way, and of course the fact that with a touch of editing GGG is pretty much a perfect fit message-vise… One did not have to go on a limb to guess that. %)
    But I am still very happy to hear the conformation.

    Also with this bit of information I have to up my predictions/expectations for the song’s success. I went with a most conservative version of events, while reality *knock on wood* seems to be determent to go with best case scenario.  ;)

  • Trina

    NoBo was followed up by LLWD.  It’s all about taking advantage of opportunities when they arise.

    Yes its amazing how NoBo is always the blame for Kris’ not going on to be a big success yet his first real single – a great song, an eventual Top 10 hit goes ignored. If LLWD didnt help who’s to say a smash coronation song would have? Jordin got the crappy This Is My Now, followed by Tattoo and a string of Top 10 hits.

  • http://twitter.com/bilolobi Namarinad

    i love you Phillip Phillips, keep making the haters talk
    i hope he keeps being the “lucky guy with no talent” that some think he’s
    Better be lucky and successful while doing what you want than being “talented” and not successful. I’ll take the former any day

  • http://twitter.com/ItsMyT1me Lori

    I don’t usually post to a comment that is 12 hours old but I have to for this one… 

    “Neither Home or GGG was written by him, both were handed to him on the silver platter and then used (or will be used) during events watched by millions.” Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood (two of my favorite ARTISTS, not just idols) both just won GRAMMYS for songs they didn’t write. ‘Nuf said!

  • http://twitter.com/ItsMyT1me Lori

    I don’t usually post to a comment that is 12 hours old but I have to for this one… 

    “Neither Home or GGG was written by him, both were handed to him on the silver platter and then used (or will be used) during events watched by millions.” Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood (two of my favorite ARTISTS, not just idols) both just won GRAMMYS for songs they didn’t write. ‘Nuf said!

  • Axxxel

    Adam Lambert , nominated for a Grammy for his performance on the song “Whataya want from me”… written by Pink.

  • mmb

    cook had it 2 years ago.  Don’t you forget About Me cover (lol, I guess you already forgot about him…)

    Anyway, I am no P2 fan nor apologist, but think the focus on whether he writes his hit songs or not is a bit unfair.  Lots and lots and lots and lots of very successful artists record lots and lots and lots of songs that they didn’t write.  Lots of them go on to be huge hits; lots of them don’t.  Some get nominated and win awards.  Its certainly nice for an artist if they can write their own hit song — they make more money that way.  But it doesn’t make one less of an artist, or a song less deserving of being a hit if it was written by someone else. Any hit song — regardless of whether it is an idol coronation song, or an idol debut song — is the result of the right song, performed by the right artist, produced in the right way, at the right time, with the right promotion. With a little luck thrown in.

  • IrisandLilies

    In what way has Phillip not supported AI.  I’ve watched and listened to a lot of his interviews with the media, and he has always expressed appreciation of what AI has done for him.  He has refused to diss the show even when the interviewers were encouraging him to do so (e.g., David Letterman).  He has stated numerous times that AI is not the cake-walk that it may appear on T.V., that it is time intensive and grueling.   

    While he has admitted that he hasn’t been watching the show this season, he explained that it’s because he’s been on tour with MatchBox Twenty.  I would think that it would be more important to AI’s reputation that Phillip spends his time focusing on making his tour a success and justifiying his selection as the winner than on watching episodes of AI.   

  • siennalily

    Thanks all for answering my question about the boot song. I wasn’t aware that some other winners also got the shaft in that department. In any case, as others have said, it is what it is and both Kris and Lee are able to do what they love to do. Lee has a album coming out soon that he seems excited about and Kris is touring his butt off ( broken wrist and all-boy is he over due for some good karma) and has a new baby on the way. Phillip seems to be a cool guy and it’s about time AI started supporting their winners.

  • ADRIANAARG1980

    Phillip Phillips Gave Up Three Songs on New LP to Co-Write the Rest http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5I07RdsAKU&sns=tw … 

    HE TALK ABOUT GONEX3

  • iani

    GGG is not my favorite song from P2′ album  but I’m happy that finally a fan/idol-fan favorite song from his album is his second single and now the goodbye-song, that’s great no matter my P2′ song-preferences. From my “experience” with AI and idols’ single-selections from their albums, rarely the second singles were majority fan-favorites. Hope GGG also to be a good single like “Home”(or close to) and help build a strong fan-base, create a P2-artist image overall and ultimately to help sell well with the sophomore-album.

  • springboard2

    I like GGG, and I like it more than Home, not that it means much as to its future success though, but good luck to PP with it.
    I also think that he is supported by TPTB because they can see that his songs and appearances get a good response. He has his own take on songs and it works, good for him.

  • parsenip

    But it doesn’t make one less of an artist, or a song less deserving of being a hit if it was written by someone else.

    I strongly disagree with the first part of this quote.  In music, books, and movies, any artistic endeavor, it all starts with the person who puts pen to paper.  Just about anyone could write a song or book or screenplay if given some basic guidelines, but those precious few who can do it well – that can make magic happen – they are more deserving of attention and support and all the good things that come with creating these things that touch us so deeply.  Go to any high school anywhere in world and I guarantee one will find a good to great singer.  At least as good as P2.  But good luck trying to find that rare individual who can pull words and notes out of the ether and organize them in a unique and original way to capture our attention and make us happy to be alive.  Given the way it was promoted and the fact that someone in the 19 stable of writers was actually riding the crest of the wave instead of paddling behind it for a change, Home would have been a huge hit even if Lee, Kris, Taylor, Cook, or Scotty Savol sang it.      

    I don’t begrudge P2 his first two singles being written by someone else.  It’s probably a requirement of an Idol winner since I can’t think of any of them who were allowed to release something they wrote even, if in at least several cases, there were self-penned songs on their CDs superior to what was sent to radio.   Maybe P2 has the ability to write great music, but so far what I’ve listened to is derivative and forgetable.  And it’s also nothing like the Mumford v.2.0 he’s becoming known for.  That’s a bit of a dilemma since I assume he wants to be more than a karaoke act.   But then 19, with a one or two exceptions, has not promoted the actual musicians and good songwriters that have gone thru their machine.  Just kicked them to the curb after extracting their pound of flesh.    

  • MissMyEm

    Bitter rant alert:  It would have been nice if the S8 and S9 winners had gotten even 1/2 the promo/support that Scotty and Phillip have gotten.  (ok, rant over).

    I absolutely 100% agree with you.  However, they were stuck with Sony, who supports only their choices and not who the public wants, whereas Jimmy seems to support his winners, even though they aren’t his choices to win.  

  • MissMyEm

    NM. Not worth my time.

  • MissMyEm

    NM. Not worth my time.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HWRPW434YQTROZ3J5E4BSLWEYM H.A.

    Up until S9 Sony has supported every winner. They all got platinum singles. 

  • MissMyEm

    Your opinion, not mine apparently.

  • irockhard

    They didn’t support Taylor Hicks.

  • MissMyEm

    I think Phillip should be counting his lucky stars that he’s with Interscope.  Congrats to him are in order.  

    I haven’t watched Idol this year and quite frankly I have no desire to at this stage of the game.  It may change if TV is boring, but so far…nada.  

    So good luck to Phillip but I’m going to agree with both of GirlyGirl’s great posts.

  • parsenip

    They all got platinum singles.

    Low hanging fruit.

  • MissMyEm

    Agree but I don’t think Taylor Hicks got a boot song either.  

  • standtotheright

    I strongly disagree with the first part of this quote. In music, books, and movies, any artistic endeavor, it all starts with the person who puts pen to paper.

    But it doesn’t end there. I admire writers as much as anyone, but there is a reason that Best Picture goes to the producers and Best Director is given the penultimate timeslot at the Oscars. There is a reason that Record of the Year (for recording and performance) is given more prominence at the Grammys than Song of the Year. The finished product is a collaborative effort and requires the interpretation of the performers and the producers.

    Great artists can indeed be interpreters. In fact, I think it’s nearly a requirement to be a good songwriter that one learn by interpreting others’ works. Writers read first. Songwriters play others’ songs first.

    I don’t think P2 is a great artist (although he may be someday, who knows?), but that has nothing to do with whether or not he wrote the material for his singles.

  • Miz

    LOL :)

  • Miz

    I’m not a Lee fan, but I think ‘Home’ would have been perfect for his voice and style. I said it when Phillip first sang it, and I still hold that opinion.

    Congrats to PP though. It’s nice to see a winner getting support.

  • girlygirltoo

    Considering Kris wasn’t even allowed to perform LLWD on Idol, I’m not sure what opportunities you think arose that he didn’t take advantage of.

  • MissMyEm

    Probably true in many cases, but certainly not in Kris’.  

  • elliegrll

    American Idol is only one show, it’s not the only platform where someone can get their song heard.  More importantly, it is just a one off, no song is going to benefit from just one public performance.  

    I’m not going over this again, since at the time, I was pretty much the only one who pointed out how the lack of promo for LLWD was going to hurt Kris, while others said that he was getting the same promo that every other winner received.

  • elliegrll

    There’s plenty of blame to go around.

  • sdmama

    I agree with you with one thing.  Writing is not the full story.  Frank Sinatra, Carrie Underwood, Lawrence Olivier, Steven Spielberg did not always write the materials, but the what’s written would not have gone best seller.  But it sure is a required piece, though. No amount of good singing or promotion can move a song that is a true rubbish. 

    Phillip does a good job giving a song a life. His voice is warm and distinctive, and believable.  I call it an art.  Sure,  he didn’t have to practice to sound like him, but Brad Pitt did not have to practice to be good looking, either. Still part of “package”. Some people are born with nice stuff. I won’t hold it against them.

  • mjsbigblog

    Another Reminder:

    Please keep this thread focused on Phillip Phillips and the Idol boot song. It is not the place to hash out ancient history regarding the treatment of past Idols.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GQYSUOMQQ5R6EFQOOBSM66ZQDI Debbie

    For his next big hit, Phillip should record the song used on the Subaru TV
    commercial “My Little Wildflower”-the guy singing it sounds like P2, but
    Phillip can give it his special touches & make it his own!