American Idol: Who Got The Judges' One Standing Ovation?

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American Idol: Who Got The Judges' One Standing Ovation?

By Radar Staff

Phillip Phillips, a 21-year-old pawn show worker from Leesburg, Georgia, got the huge vote of confidence in the form of a standing ovation from the judges and the crowd alike for his rendition of Home, an acoustic song which included use of a marching band.

“I love the song, I love you, I love the production, I love the marching band … that was amazing,” Randy Jackson told him after the rousing performance, while J.Lo told him, “That was a Phillip Phillips song!”

On Tuesday, Phillip and Jessica, a 16-year-old San Diego native, performed three songs apiece: one picked by show creator Simon Fuller, one that was their favorite song from this season and one earmarked as their first single, should they win the show.

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Phillips also sang Billy Joel‘s Movin’ Out and Ben E. King‘s Stand By Me Tuesday. Jessica was on and off in her performances of Whitney Houston‘s I Will Always Love You, The Prayer and a piano tune called Change Nothing.

American Idol‘s 11th season winner will be named Wednesday in a two-hour special, beginning at 8/7c on Fox.


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