For the “American Idol” Top 4, Phillip Phillips took on Creedence Clearwater Revival and Damien Rice. His call for CCR was “Have You Ever Seen the Rain” and it went really well. It’s not a song that has you jumping out of your chair, but his vocal was solid and he had no trouble staying on the melody line, so that’s good.
The judges liked it, with Jennifer Lopez praising his “Joe Cocker quality” that she claims she hasn’t heard before – but we think he has sounded quite a bit like Joe Cocker all along. Either way, his first song went really well.
The second song was “Volcano” and it was a wonderful choice for Phillip, but we fear it’s a little obscure for Idol voters at this stage of the game. Steven Tyler summed it up perfectly with, “I heard the musician that time, man. You just sang like you really dug the way you sung. I never heard you sing like that before.”
We’ve never really doubted Phillip would make the finals because he’s so cute and girls love him, but the “Volcano” performance may have just sealed his trip to the finals. We cannot deny its awesomeness.
What did you think, “Idol” fans? The MP3 and video are below in case you missed it (or want to listen again!).