Phillip Phillips Performs “Home” – Late Show With David Letterman (VIDEO)

Phillip Phillips performed his mega hit “Home” with a full band on The Late Show with David Letterman. It was glorious!

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Afterward, David strolled over to chat with the American Idol winner for a bit. “I bet you’re glad to be out of there,” said Dave said about the competition. “No,” responded Phil, “It was fun.”

“That place is a dung heap, isn’t it?” Dave asked Phillip, who could barely contain his laughter. Good stuff, people.

http://youtu.be/KofP8dpADwM

  • lufausljc

     Oh my goodness, I could not contain my laughter. Phillips also makes me blush, oh boy that laugh adds to his charm.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_77XKRQPX563XAN5ZA27W3JAONE S

    Phillip Phillips’ Home was also used in a commercial in Canada

     
    Tim Horton’s Tassimo Commercial in Canada;

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBCjH3u7Bvs

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_77XKRQPX563XAN5ZA27W3JAONE S

    Phillip’s song is also being used by ABC’s Extreme Home Makeover Holiday edition;

     http://abc.go.com/shows/extreme-makeover-home-edition

    They are really WORKIN’ this song…lol

  • lufausljc

    I think the song also fits with the Christmas spirit, I would gladly like to have a “Home” Christmas remix, but not happening. 

  • glennethph

    Wow, that was hot.  And I don’t find him cute.

  • stargazed

    I do find him cute and the performance was HOT!

    At the speed this song is going, P2 will be retire on his earnings.  The songwriters must be in heaven.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_77XKRQPX563XAN5ZA27W3JAONE S

    I love this version of HOme;

     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vl-Cs7N6c8g

  • chillj

    This kid is gonna revitalize the entire Idol franchise.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    P2 did a nice job and this song sounds a lot better with a band and backup singers. At the end Dave said “Don’t forget to vote”! Was this a re-broadcast of an earlier show?

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

    I love Phillip!!  I agree he does not sound like Mumford and Sons.  He has a sound all his own and I also agree he is going to revitalize Idols franchise.

    He CAN sing, he is a true artist and he has such charm and charisma.  He is totally adorable.  I have preordered his cd and can’t wait to receive it.

  • potatorocks

    I like him better without all the backup.   It offers variety on a song that is being performed so often but he definitely doesn’t need it.

    That being said, it is easy to see he enjoys working with other musicians on stage.

  • justmefornow

    Really nice version. This songs sounds so much better with the whole band.
    As for P2, what I think is great about him is he comes across as authentic. No cheese in sight, lol. He’s more of a musician who also sings as opposed to some others that are just singers, and they come off these shows feeling manufactured.Plus, he has a sound that’s currently popular. That will really help launch his career.Lots of luck with the album.

  • http://twitter.com/Hexander Henrik Xander

    I can’t wait to get my hands on Phillip’s album..shipping to the Philippines takes about a month and a half, so January..ugh..anyways, I love love this performance. He’s got a long way, and yes, I firmly believe he’s going to revitalize American Idol. Looking back, I can’t help but admire this young man who at one time was thought to destroy Idol’s franchise and become the lowest selling winner ever. Stay humble and dedicated, Phil! And we fans are here to support you all the way.

  • http://twitter.com/ItsMyT1me Lori

    That was worth staying up for! Best performance of Home to date. So much energy.

    Hope the CD does well. I picked up the deluxe version at Target for Thriller ;) I think it joins Kris Allen’s Heartless and David Cook’s Billie Jean/Hello as most original/artistic/daring covers.

    Oops. Off topic. Yeah, Dave, tell us what you really think about American Idol. Gotta love Letterman!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000075236182 Diana Adams Tyler

    That was a good version.  It had a lot of energy.  It seems the band isn’t sick of playing it yet.

  • CB40

    I must say the more I hear Phillip sing live and the more I reflect on his Idol performances like Volcano and Still Rainin, well, he has a real chance at a long career.

  • getaway1

    The World From The Side Of The Moon is currently #2 on the Itunes Album Chart.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/LFJPXYT3OB7MB6WH7XTMXK6XYM A

    Phillip loves performing live, and it’s so much fun watching him do that. He truly is one fascinating person. There is nothing pretentious or fake about him. He is a genuine guy with good heart, and people love him for that, there is something really special about him. He makes people feel good, like the suhshine… And he is an artist with a very unique vision and style. His lyrics are outstanding, and the way he arranges the songs and his vocals are captivating. 
    He has been signing for just a couple of years – he will keep growing and improving, and I look forward to following his career. His debut album is really refreshing. I am truly enjoying it. 

  • Kirsten

    I get a perverse pleasure in watching P^2 still having to perform his coronation song 6 months later after the ungrateful wretch dissed the only decent coronation song in 11 seasons. Not my first single – hee.

    Well picked Jimmy. And don’t listen to the kid. Release the “Gone” song. It’s the best on the album.

    They did a good job with this performance. “Home” should sell like hotcakes during iTunes giftcard week.

  • iani

    The performance was excellent; Dave’s words towards AI-priceless.

    This kid is gonna revitalize the entire Idol franchise

    There might be some hope to revitalize the Idol-franchise, the show can not be ignored, it has been implemented in the pop culture for years and still makes an impact. Even to get those words about it from David Letterman it means something, the “smell” can’t be ignored to turn some “noses” around and have something to say. There have been some good signs, Phillipp’s song everywhere, Ryan, now the most prominent face of AI of 11 years, presenting AMA, Randy introducing Kelly who was promoting her 10 years career hits, Carrie everywhere as a successful artist..

  • TheOther

    I love this tweet about pushing Phillip’s music to Alt/Rock instead of the usual Idol Top 40 format.

    19 Entertainment?@19News
    Thx @pritikothari ! We r doing our best! Pls be sure to request @Phillips on Alt/Rock radio. Ur requests go further than you might think!

  • http://twitter.com/cheeseE1 EH

    Great performance, and Dave cracked me up.  Is Phillip doing GMA this week – will he get a chance to perform more than one song?

  • lila6089

    “the ungrateful wretch dissed the only decent coronation song in 11 seasons.”

    Calling Phillip an ungrateful wretch seems harsh.  I didn’t get the feeling he was being ungrateful 6 months ago at all.  I saw his comments as youthful naivete, and I also believe he felt uncomfortable receiving so much credit for someone else’s work.

  • lufausljc

    I wrote a comment a couple of days ago about disagreeing with Phillips saying that his album is Alt/Rock. I had not listened to the whole album, so it was ignorant of me. Now, that I have listened to the album several times, I say a couple of songs can fit on Alt/Rock radio.

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

    Phillip never dissed the song per se, IMO, he did say it wasn’t “his” single, which I took to mean he didn’t write it. I have a 22 year old son, who is very literal and doesn’t do subtle very well. I think Phillip turned it around quickly and embraced the song, realizing how much people connected with it. He must think the  “Home” sound was ok, otherwise I don’t think he would have had so many “Homey” sounding songs on the album. Or maybe the deal was “Phillip do 3 more folk songs and we’ll let you do 3 moody songs.” 

    I really like the album, it is different, dynamic,  and has great instrumentation. I love “Hold On.” I played it in the car and  the music just soared. 

  • iani

     I saw his comments as youthful naivete, and I also believe he felt
    uncomfortable receiving so much credit for someone else’s work.

    I think also the comparison of Home’s sound with M&S one has made him to say his music would not go/sound this way, not because he doesn’t like the song, he can’t do a replica of a sound that has not been part of the sound he has known and grown with. M&S has that traditional, revitalized old fashion sound-made modern, different than American folk music, I think. It reminds me of my grandpa’s beat of music.

  • Kirsten

     

    Calling Phillip an ungrateful wretch seems harsh.

    Considering what some of his predecessor’s had to sing (Bo singing “Inside Your Heaven”? (it was terrible for Carrie, but giving that to a guy to sing made it that much worse)  Kat’s “My Destiny”, Blake’s/Jordin’s “This is My Now”, Scotty’s “I Love you this Big…did I mention Big?…let me say ‘Big’ twelve more times so I sound 4 years old” and the biggest, baddest of them all, Kris and Adam’s “NoBo”), anything short of Phillip doing cartwheels for getting “Home” would have had me considering him to be an ungrateful wretch.

    To complain to the press that he didn’t get to sing his own song? Dude. To complain about the song being too poppy? Dude. To say that you can’t wait to sing your own songs? Dude. Support the project and be glad the lyrics aren’t cringe enducing.

    Thank goodness Jimmy was firm and his A&R team found his some good songs for his album. He should just be grateful, listen and learn.

    Phil has a good team behind him.

  • http://twitter.com/CanadianLady2 CanadianLady

    I never saw him as ungrateful. I think since his thing was singer/songwriter that he was uncomfortable singing any song he hadn’t written and having people think it was “his” song. I don’t really think it was ever about the song itself.

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

    Actually I vote for clueless, he keeps saying he never expected to win. I know, I know, he tried out, he should have known he might win, especially when he got to the final 2. 50-50 shot, right? Again, having a 22 year old son, clueless fits, as well as caring, gifted, goofy, and stubborn, etc.  

  • DaisyMagnolia

    It’s not like P2 outright trashed the song.  Any complaint he had seem to stem from it not being HIS song, as in he didn’t write it.  Call it stubborn, call it youthful ignorance and arrogance.  That doesn’t make him an a$$hole.

    And there’s nothing wrong with saying he wants to write his own music.  Someone from every season has said the same thing.

    If someone wants to label P2 an ungrateful twerp, they’ll find a reason.  But holding on to six-month old grudges seems like a cheap way to do it.  Sorry, Kirsten.

     

  • OffLeash

    Interesting. I noticed Home seems to finally be gaining momentum on Alt/Rock, after spending weeks in and out of the bottom of the chart. Maybe that’s why they’re encouraging requests, to keep the momentum going. 

  • iani

     It is interesting to see so many hopes hanging on that coronation song, Phillip’s career, the AI franchise, the hope that WGWG image might be somehow less to blame on for the AI less success or going down with its popularity… Personally, I’m still mad and blame on Simon for many of AI turns downs and upside downs. Sometimes I have an urge to buy a 1D doll and do some voodoo actions while listening to Adam’s song(voodoo), and show some “love” to Simon, “from Idol  to X Factor, with love”- punch!

  • jpfan2

    I think singer/songwriter is the genre of death for Idol usually. It’s very hard to build cred coming off a kareoke show. So maybe P2 was sensitive about the fact that Home wasn’t “his” song.
     
    I think saying P2 has a good team and owes everything to Jimmy underestimates what P2 brings to the table.

  • OffLeash

    My extreme dislike for Simon started years ago, while he was still immensely popular, so I feel your pain. We could take turns with that doll of yours LOL.

  • Pippygirl

    Kirsten, take comfort in the fact that Gone,Gone,Gone will probably be the next single, and PP will have to deal with the fact that once again he has to sing and promote a song that isn’t “his”. ;)

  • OffLeash

    I don’t think he’ll mind if people relate to the song the same way they related to Home. He said over and over again for weeks now that the success of Home took him by surprise and humbled him. He said he was in awe of how much that song meant to people and influenced their lives.

    He said it was an honor for him to perform it, and he felt that rush every time people were singing along with him, or telling him how that song had helped them. He seems to really enjoy that power the song had to reach so many people.  

    We’ll probably see the result of all this good will with his sophomore album, when he has more time to work on the album, and comes up with new material that reflect his musical evolution post Idol.

  • girlygirltoo

    I think Home sounds very much like a M&S song. Marcus Mumford & Phillip don’t sound alike all that much as vocalists, but the lyrics, musical arrangement and production of the actual song is very much in the M&S style, in my opinion. 

  • girlygirltoo

    Can we wait to see how his album and future singles do before saying this? One hit song means little when it comes to Idols’ careers. David Cook, David Archuleta (whose debut single is 2x platinum), Adam Lambert and Kris Allen could all tell you that.

    It would be great if Phillip goes on to become a big success and helps to revitalize the franchise in the process, but the true test will be when he puts out a second album.

  • chillj

    Well, I said that in part becausehis first song out of the park is a big hit, legitimizing a franchise that otherwise looked to be losing steam.  He is THE best ad for Idol, because, so far, he is a success – and so far, he is not fading as some of his popular elders have.  I suspect PP will be around a while; he is young and has a shi*load of charisma.  So far, so good.  Simon would kill his mother for PP.

  • girlygirltoo

    what former Idol winner has come off as being manufactured? I can’t think of a single one. 

  • girlygirltoo

    Hopefully Phillip has learned his lesson about not complaining when he gets a single that he had no hand in writing — because it looks like he is going to have to do that again with single #2. He didn’t write “Gone Gone Gone” — and I would be really surprise if that doesn’t turn out to be single #2, especially since it looks to be the most popular song off the album on iTunes (after Home).

  • girlygirltoo

    But he should have known better than to expect to be allowed to perform one of his own songs — especially since the three singer/songwriters who won Idol immediately before him (David, Kris & Lee) didn’t get to perform songs they had written. I’d say Phillip was more clueless than ungrateful, but he it still didn;t come off well when he was complaining, especially considering the other guys all kept their mouths shut after being handed horrendous coronation songs (in Cook’s and Allen’s case) or a cover song that no one was interested (in Lee’s case).

  • OffLeash

    He was very complimentary about GGG in the yahoo music article, so I don’t think he’ll have a problem with it. He just turned 22, he has plenty of time to grow as an artist and songwriter.

  • OffLeash

    I wonder if the BIL wasn’t also pushing hard for Drive Me to be the coronation song, and P2 was caught between Jimmy and the BIL. I can only imagine how disappointed the BIL must have been that the song he co-wrote with P2 didn’t make the finale.

  • girlygirltoo

    I’m not sure what age has to do with it. He’s 22. Kris was 23 when he won Idol. So was Lee. Scotty was 17. And I disagree with you — I don’t find him particularly charismatic. He’s a nice kid, down to earth, occasionally funny, and all that. But that’s just me. As always, YMMV

    But Scotty has had major success — platinum album, 2 Top 20 country singles, won awards, etc.  Kelly and Carrie have had more recent success than any other ex-Idols — not to mention more recent success than 90% of any artists in their respective genres. Again, that hasn’t helped to revitalize Idol. If their recent successes haven’t helped revitalize the franchise, I’m not sure why Phillip’s success would do so. To be honest, that seems like a very heavy burden to put on any one person’s shoulders. Phillip should be allowed to go off and build his career without feeling like he needs to be successful in order to save some tv show.

  • girlygirltoo

    I’m not sure what age has to do with it. He’s 22. Kris was 23 when he won Idol. So was Lee. Scotty was 17. And I disagree with you — I don’t find him particularly charismatic. He’s a nice kid, down to earth, occasionally funny, and all that. But that’s just me. As always, YMMV

    But Scotty has had major success — platinum album, 2 Top 20 country singles, won awards, etc.  Kelly and Carrie have had more recent success than any other ex-Idols — not to mention more recent success than 90% of any artists in their respective genres. Again, that hasn’t helped to revitalize Idol. If their recent successes haven’t helped revitalize the franchise, I’m not sure why Phillip’s success would do so. To be honest, that seems like a very heavy burden to put on any one person’s shoulders. Phillip should be allowed to go off and build his career without feeling like he needs to be successful in order to save some tv show.

  • OffLeash

    P2′s path is uncharted territory, and can’t be compared with other alums who were pushed into pop or HAC. With him, there’s no way to predict the next chapter. He had a huge hit in what actually is his native format, a format no Idol before him made any kind of impact.

    Too many alums were forced into formats that weren’t their own right out of the gate, which kinda doomed their career when they tried to regain more control for their sophomore album. P2 remains a huge question mark for me. It could go either way, nothing would surprise me tbh. 

  • girlygirltoo

    The BIL would be delusional to think that, considering no contestant had ever been allowed to sing his or her own song as a coronation song. And considering the ratings for S11, AI had no reason to expect P2 would become this big star, so why would they let him do something other, supposedly more popular winners, hadn’t been allowed to do?

    Even if the BIL didn’t understand that, I’d think that Phillip would have.

    Glad to hear he’s so complimentary of GGG — it’s a very good song. It’s not a chance to be another hit for him. And if it does become one, well then single #3 would have to be one of P2′s own songs, rright? Aren’t Home and GGG the only songs on the album he had no hand in writing?

  • justmefornow

    By “these singing shows” I didn’t necessarily mean just Idol and not only just winners.
    I mean ALL these cheesy singing reality shows that a lot of people don’t take seriously. Or the singers that come off of them.
    One Direction anyone?

  • OffLeash

    There’s also So Easy. But I’m pretty sure the 3rd single would have to be one of his songs. Hold On, or Get Up Get Down would work fine IMO, but they’re not the only ones.

    I’m not discounting the BIL being delusional since he was so sure he’d be touring with P2, and was seriously upset when it didn’t happen. He also has (had?) a lot of influence on P2, a mentor of sorts at the time. As for P2 himself, with the number of painkillers he was no doubt taking the last weeks, I’m not sure he was 100% in the “real” world. 

  • bmms

    Get over it and your rant of P2 being an ungrateful wretch is getting old and boring!  Since Phillip’s naive and immature remarks after the finale about “Home” I’ll accept but continuing to spoil it with negative remarks is ridiculous.  Let us, his fans continue to enjoy his success.  Finally, during almost every recent interview he has had nothing but positive remarks and has stated that he is GRATEFUL. Plus at the end of most interviews he states “It is a blessing”.   I don’t care about the other Idols… boo hoo on them! Done.

  • http://twitter.com/CanadianLady2 CanadianLady

    He was 21, and I’m betting he had no real idea of any of the Idol history. I don’t think he ever seriously saw himself as trying out. But then Casey Abrams was on and Phillip said that kind of gave him the idea, and so he tried out. My guess is he didn’t really know who the other Idol winners were, other than maybe Scotty.

    When they try out, I’d bet most of them are only really hoping to make it to the next level. I totally believe he never really saw himself winning. (Neither did Scotty last year – not until top 5.)

    I see Phillip as very inexperienced, but I think he’s a pretty quick learner.