Phillip Phillips says he wasn’t that excited about performing his debut single, “Home,” when he won “American Idol” this year. That’s because he didn’t have any creative control over the tune.
“I was trying to fight to get my song (I wrote) on there, but it just wasn’t happening,” said Phillips, who tried to persuade “Idol” producers to let him sing the song “Drive Me,” which he co-wrote with his brother-in-law.
“It was hard for me at first because I didn’t really have any input with the song,” he said in an interview Thursday from Baltimore.
But now, the 21-year-old says he’s “starting to grow a connection” to the song, thanks to its use in the 2012 Olympics.
As much as I like Home I kinda wish he had one of those crappy Idol coronations songs of years past just to see what he'd say? Because he barely gets through talking about Home without being all "yeah, but..." about it even though it's a good song.
Mediatraffic, sweetie. Confirmed on the forum by an adminstrator. Also, another source (less reliable) is Wikipedia. It lists sales at 15 million worldwide. Please research before you go around embarrassing yourself.