Phillip Phillips (born September 20, 1990 in Leesburg, Georgia) is an American singer and winner of American Idol season 11.
Phillips auditioned for American Idol in Savannah, Georgia. He auditioned by singing the Stevie Wonder song “Superstition.” The judges then asked him to audition with his guitar where he performed Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” He made it to the Hollywood rounds and later to Las Vegas round.
“Home” is the debut single and coronation song from American Idol season 11 winner Phillip Phillips. The song was co-written by Drew Pearson and Greg Holden, and produced by Drew Pearson.
Phillips first performed the song on the season’s final performance night on May 22, 2012, and then again on the finale after he was declared the winner. His recording of “Home” was released as a single on May 23, 2012. The single debuted at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 with a first week sales figure of 278,000 downloads. It is the biggest digital sales week for any Idol winner’s coronation song.