Phillip Phillips Patriots National Anthem, Scotty McCreery on the Sidelines

American Idol winners represented in Foxboro MA on Sunday (Jan 21) as the New England Patriots faced off against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the NFL AFC playoffs.

Season 11 winner, Phillip Phillips performed the National Anthem while Season 10 champ Scotty McCreery cheered for his favorite football team on the sidelines.

Fresh off a guest starring appearance on Friday’s Hawaii 5-0, Phillip was back on CBS performing the National Anthem before the big game. The singer is out promoting his 3rd studio album, Collateral. Check out Phillip performing the anthem at Gillette Stadium here.

Phillip was honored to perform the National Anthem, but very relieved when he finished! Relaxing after his performance with his wife Hannah Blackwell.

Meanwhile, the NFL official twitter account posted a video message from Patriots superfan, Scotty McCreery. The singer grew up in North Carolina, but learned to love New England teams via his father, who was born and bred in Maine. It was a good day for Scotty. The Patriots won by a score of 24-20 and will will be heading to Minnesota to play in Super Bowl 52 on February 4.

From one American Idol winner to another. Scotty won the title in 2011, and Phillip the year after. So, of course Scotty tagged Phillip in a congratulatory tweet after the latter’s performance.  And Phillip tweeted back his thanks. 

It appears that a good time was had by all.

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