Phillip has already said the single isn't his type of music. It was just the best fit for his voice of the ones he was given to choose from. The sales numbers put Interscope in a bind. Do they allow Phillip to put out an album he wants, or do they force him to put in a bunch of stuff like Home? He says his stuff is more on the backwoods edge of alternative, different from what's out there now.
It's an interesting dilemma they didn't run into last year. I think they're going to want a pretty mainstream album because he's an Idol winner. They should probably wait to see if "Home" gets a serious amount of airplay before deciding to make a whole album of songs like it.
These are really impressive numbers considering how much Idol's ratings have dropped off. This year was the lowest rated finale ever and he still sold 278K in less than a week! Imagine if the finale had had 30 million viewers like last year's.
A collection of Idol performances by runner-up Jessica Sanchez (also titled Journey To The Finale) sold 4K to enter The Billboard 200 at #126. (So Phillips' collection sold six times as many copies as Sanchez's.) None of Sanchez's songs placed on Hot Digital Songs this week.