Phillip Phillips – Rock in Rio – VIDEOS


Phillip Phillips performance at the Rock in Rio concert last night in Rio De Janeiro had to be one of those “pinch me” moments.

The American Idol season 11 winner played in front of thousands (not to mention the 7,000+ who viewed via You Tube live stream) as he opened for the likes of John Mayer and Bruce Springsteen.

Check out 3 performances from his hour long set.  Phillip has assembled a super-hot band to back him. The guitar player (from the Idol summer tour!), horn player and keyboardist are all notable.

Watch the performances below.

Get Up Get Down

Drive Me

Man on the Moon

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  • Derrick Johnson

    Absolutely loved every minute of it.


    AWESOME!!! Love it!!! They do such a wonderful magic together. You, to simple view, can see the bond that Phillip and Errol developed on the last year and a half…and it’s AMAZING to see :)

  • Cara Sampson

    Has any other Idol ever ROCKED RIO??? This was so awesome I have no words…Proud of Phillip Phillips!!

  • Anny_nanny

    This is what I did not like this performances (and the sound at the beginning was terrible), Phillip had to submit his musicians, they deserve it completely. I can only attribute it to the fact that he was too nervous during the performance. Can I call them by their names?
    Gorden Campbell – drummer.
    Courtney Leonard – bass guitar. Previously, he collaborated with Haley.
    Bobby Sparks – keyboards.
    Errol Cooney – electric guitar, they are collaborating with Phillip for a year, except for performances during S11.
    Philip Dizack – brass section. Just released an album of jazz music, from what I understand.
    All of them are great, I love them. (Ok, I love those with whom Philip performed before tour of JM, too.)

  • jcabby

    What an entertaining show. Great job Phillip! I bet he earned many new fans after that.

  • JJTF

    Phillip is the second Idol ever to play here in Brazil. Kelly played one concert here last year. Crowd was around 80,000 people last night in Rio and the concert was also broadcasted on cable TV. So, it was a HUGE accomplishment for PP!!

  • Whyyawanna



    It was the first time he didn’t named them during the show…I think he was too freaking scared to remember it lol

  • MargieIdol

    I found a few others on the youtubez..

    The first 30 minutes:
    (hopefully the poster puts up the second half as this is the most complete songs I can find.

    Thriller snippet:
    Home snippet:


    Wanted is Love:

    Full Home (minus intro):

  • Mia

    P2 is the first Idol to play in Rock in Rio.

  • JJTF

    I know! Kelly played at Pop Music Festival 2012 in São Paulo. I was there and it was awesome. I wish I was there last night for PP concert.

  • Danidani
  • Goodvibes27

    Oops it looks like that Youtube account has been terminated . Does anyone have any other links?