Phillip Phillips Joins the PS22 Chorus For Hurricane Sandy Relief

American Idol winner, Phillip Phillips joined forces with the PS22 chorus of Staten Island to raise money for those devastated by Hurricane Sandy.

The 30 minute concert streamed live on yesterday (Nov. 15). The famed chorus had recently covered Phillip’s “Home” and after the hurricane, the singer reached out to the group about doing something together for relief efforts.

Staten Island, where the middle school is located, was particularly hard it in the aftermath of the storm.

Check out some of the performances.  The StageIt stream wasn’t perfect, so be prepared for a few glitches!  Read more and watch the entire concert in one stretch at

Phillip debuted a brand new song “Gone Gone Gone” which is my favorite song on his new album, The World from the Side of the Moon.

Phillip also performed the new song, “Man on the Moon”

Elvis Duran from Z100 told Phillip on air, that if he sang “The Trolley Song” from the Judy Garland musical, Meet Me in St. Louis, he would donate $6,000. You cannot miss this.  PAY UP ELVIS.

Phillip also covered the Oasis tune “Wonderwall” and kicked off the concert with Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”



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  • Anny_nanny

    “The Trolley Song” was my favorite, no doubt.

  • tucker davis
  • Barbara Rodriguez

    I had to work last night so I wasn’t able to watch the live stream but I did watch the video on youtube and I just want to say that Phillip and the ps22 choir were GREAT !! A true American Idol supporting his country in times of need, and as much as I have enjoyed the snippets of the songs on the album they really don’t do justice – Gone Gone Gone was so much better than I had thought I loved it !!! I am so glad I pre-order the album :D Yay Phillip !!!

  • getaway1

    These kind of stories never get the attention they deserve.  A great cause.  A true American Idol in the best sense of the word.

  • CanadianLady

    Great report from Fox. 

  • CanadianLady

    Yeah, I was very impressed. He did a great job and I loved Gone Gone Gone, too.

  • girlygirltoo

    The thing is, there are dozens of concerts and other events happening to try and raise money in the aftermath of Sandy. They aren’t all going to get the same amount of press coverage — for instance, this isn’t going to get the same amount of notice as the concert they are doing at MSG to raise money for Sandy that is going to have this huge star-studded lineup of performers.

    Same thing happens whenever there are relief efforts for any other natural disaster or when people are doing events for charity XYZ. There are just too many of these things for the media to cover. Just like there are too many ex-Idols doing all kinds of charity-related work/performances on a regular basis to all get equal coverage.

    Bottom line: as long as they raise some money & awareness of the need for continuing aid, it’s all good, regardless of the amount of press these efforts get.

  • girlygirltoo

    oh he sang it, yay! Now Elvis Duran needs to hand over a check (or his credit card) :)

  • DaisyMagnolia

    True, but still–a general round of applause would be welcome.  And so often, it doesn’t happen.  So we see something this, we need to take a moment and acknowledge the good that is happening.  If we all take time to light a candle, imagine how bright the glow would be.

  • Kariann Hart

    My favorite was “The Trolley Song” as well.  I think the children enjoyed it!  Good for Phillip!

  • Incipit

    I clicked on “Thriller” and clicked right back off at the first flat note – but my attention was caught at the notion of Phillip singing Judy Garland. WTF?

    The Elvis Duran story explained it – Phillip got it started OK and let the kids do all the heavy lifting. They were obviously having a fun time, and IMO he was really a good sport to sing that for the extra $6000…good for him!

    Hope Elvis paid up – but I’m thinking he did – he has a track record of this kind of thing – Elvis Duran  is the DJ that had Archie and DC take a double piggyback ride on some guy’s back when they were in NY doing the talkshow circuit after the finale in ’08, for a couple thousand $$ charity donation.

    Glad he upped the ante for Staten Island, that was very cool of Phillip and the PS22 Chorus – but if you’re gonna throw Judy Garland into the pot – be willing to pay! *snerk*