FOX, in partnership with Ford, will world broadcast premiere the video for American Idol winner Phillip Phillips’ coronation single, “Home,” during So You Think You Can Dance on Wednesday, Aug. 8at 8/7c.
Immediately after Phillips claimed his victory on American Idol’s Season 11 finale, the 21-year old Leesburg, GA, native’s debut single, “Home,” was released, showcasing his rich, raspy vocals and masterful guitar skills. The single marked the biggest digital sales week for an American Idol winner’s coronation song, with 278,000 downloads sold, and has been certified gold. Recently, “Home” climbed from No. 98 to No. 1 on the iTunes singles chart after it was featured as the soundtrack for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Women’s Gymnastics team in London.
The video for “Home” was directed by U.K.-born Joseph Toman and was filmed on the road during this summer’s American Idol Live! Tour.
The 12th season of American Idol kicks off in January 2013.
American Idol has been the No. 1 entertainment program among Total Viewers for the past nine consecutive seasons. To date, Idol alums have produced 349 No. 1 Billboard hits and garnered nearly 250 million iTunes downloads.
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