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Phillip Phillips is our new ‘American Idol’

Phillip Phillips is our new ‘American Idol’
May 24, 2012 JEREMY FEIST
Phillip Phillips

Oh, yeah, spoiler alert I guess. Anyway, Phillip Phillips, he of the impossibly repetitive name (why would you give your kid that name?) won American Idol last night, just edging out the equally talented Jessica Sanchez. So look forward to both of them releasing one song each before never being heard from again.

Sanchez said she had a hunch that Phillips, 21, “was going to win the whole thing” when the top 3 was announced (Joshua Ledet was eliminated last week). “Phillip has everything about him,” she explained. “He has his funny side and his humble side and he’s just an amazing, original artist. I think we all are talented and I think we all are going to have really successful careers.” She added of her pal, who’s scheduled to undergo kidney surgery imminently: “He has worked harder than all of us. We’ve all been working hard, but he’s been having to deal with his health issues, with his kidneys, and I think he’s been through a lot more than us mentally and physically.” SOURCE

Congratulations to both of them for being that talented and making it that far, but honestly, good luck with maintaining their fame. There have really only been a handful of people who’ve made it out with a career, including Kelly Clarkson (who won first, so … duh), Jennifer Hudson (who had to win an Oscar just to shed that baggage), Adam Lambert (you simply can’t ignore that many sparkles), and of course country superstar Carrie Underwood. Although I’m sure I’ll hear about who I forgot in the comments …



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