Phillip Phillips singing "Home" for his third song on the "American Idol" finale, the song he'd release as his first single if he won.
There's a nice urgency to the song; audience is into it, clapping along. Bunch of kids playing drums come out on stage to join him, whole thing is fun to listen to. I think he just won "American Idol" with this performance -- it feels original, but true to who he is as an artist.
Judges give him a standing ovation. "Dude, I loved the song, I loved you, I loved the marching band production," yells Randy Jackson, ending with, "brilliant, genius."
Jennifer Lopez says "it was so different... there's nothing on the radio that sounds like that."
Steven Tyler says he heard some Paul Simon in there -- I did too -- and calls him, "the man."
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