We’ve been waiting for Phillip Phillips to bust out some Dave Matthews Band on “American Idol” since his audition – he’s so DMB, it’s not even funny. When the big moment finally arrived, we were delighted to see Phillip chose “The Stone,” which is not one of DMB’s well-known hits. It’s also a tricky little number.

The judges were not so excited and they were right to point out that at this stage in the competition, it can be very dangerous to choose an obscure, “artsy” song, as J.Lo put it. But we have a sneaking suspicion that Phillip is so popular with the female voters that it probably doesn’t matter.

What do you think, “Idol” fans? Did you like his song choice? Will you be throwing your votes Phillip’s way tonight?

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."