August 10, 2012 10:00 AM by Gina Hall
The final “American Idol“ contestants have to sing a new song on the finale to be their first single out on the market. It’s a song that the producers thrust upon the singers, whether they like it or not. Phillip Phillips was in the “not” category for the song that catapulted him to the winner’s circle on “American Idol.” What was his problem with it and will he change his mind now that it’s a huge hit?
According to the “Washington Post,” Phillip Phillips doesn’t care for “Home,” his hit single that’s at the top of the iTunes charts. He didn’t feel like he had any creative control.
“I was trying to fight to get my song (I wrote) on there, but it just wasn’t happening,” said Phillip Phillips. Apparently, he wanted the “American Idol” producers to let him sing “Drive Me,” which he co-wrote with his brother-in-law.
But now that it’s become popular, he’s singing a different tune. Go figure. He’s “starting to grow a connection” to the song, especially now that it’s being used as an Olympic anthem for the USA’s gymnastics team. “Home” will also be featured in Clint Eastwood’s upcoming film “Trouble with the Curve,” starring Justin Timberlake and Amy Adams. Hope it’s really growing on you Phillip cause it’s going to be attached to you like a hairy mole after the summer’s over.
“I just tried to let the song go about its business. I’m not trying to make people buy it if they don’t want to,” he said. Humble as always, Phillip.
Phillip is working on his debut album, which he says is jazz-rock, and will debut sometime soon. He hopes that “Drive” will make the cut.
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