Phillip Phillips Talks New Season Of 'Idol'
American Idol season 11 winner Phillip Phillips, 22, is making the promotional rounds for his new debut album, The World from the Side of the Moon, even in Canada, where he popped by the MuchMusic studio to address his gathered fans — and dish about the changes American Idol has made.
"It's definitely different," Phillips said about the new upcoming season twelve of American Idol, which will be judged, for the first time, by Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey and Keith Urban, with the only returning judge mainstay Randy Jackson. The casting shift came after the departure of Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler to pursue other projects.
"It's a new season, you know. I'm done, I don't have to worry about it," Phillips said, being met with chuckles from the gathered audience. When asked if he was going to watch the new season, Phillips was honest. "No, no," he said, before reconsidering. "I might; you know, I'll try. But, no, no."
Phillips, who is originally from Georgia, also made fun of the Canadian accent during the interview, slipping an "aboot" into his answers that no one seemed to notice.
The World from the Side of the Moon was released on November 19, 2012. It includes Phillips' coronation song, "Home."
Check out Phillips' other single he is releasing from The World from the Side of the Moon, "Gone, Gone, Gone," which he describes as "a good little love song." Take a listen here:
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