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Phillip Phillips single, 'Gone, Gone, Gone,' named goodbye song on season 12 of 'American Idol'

by jmaloni

Press release

Wed, Feb 27th 2013 06:35 pm
`American Idol`: Phillip Phillips (photo by Nino Munoz/FOX)
"American Idol": Phillip Phillips (photo by Nino Munoz/FOX)

Phillips and previously announced performers Bon Jovi set to appear live on "American Idol" stage Thursday, March 14, on FOX

Quadruple-platinum, Billboard chart-topper and "American Idol" winner Phillip Phillips will perform his second single, "Gone, Gone, Gone," from his debut album, "The World From The Side Of The Moon," on "American Idol" Thursday, March 14 (8 p.m.), on FOX. "Gone, Gone, Gone" also will serve as the "goodbye" song of the season and will be featured when the "American Idol" finalists are eliminated week by week. Phillips and previously announced performers Bon Jovi will appear on the "Idol" stage to perform on the live results show.

"American Idol" winner Phillips' quadruple-platinum hit single, "Home," has sold more than 4 million units, making it the most successful coronation song of any "American Idol" winner. The singer's first album, "The World From The Side Of The Moon," from 19 Entertainment/Interscope Records, was released in November and debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart and No. 1 on the Billboard Rock Album chart. The album has since gone gold, making it the fastest-selling debut from an "American Idol" winner since season seven winner David Cook released his self-titled album in 2008. Phillips recently premiered the video for "Gone, Gone, Gone" and kicks off his headlining college tour in March.

"American Idol" continues Wednesday (8 p.m.), when the second group of girls - Melinda Ademi, Janelle Arthur, Juliana Chahayed, Cristabel Clack, Aubrey Cleland, Candice Glover, Rachel Hale, Jett Hermano, Zoanette Johnson and Breanna Steer - perform and the judges decide which five will join the Top 20. On Thursday, Feb. 28 (8 p.m.), the final group of guys - Lazaro Arbos, Nick Boddington, Josh Holiday, Vincent Powell, Cortez Shaw, Gurpreet Singh Sarin, Bryant Tadeo, Burnell Taylor, Mathenee Treco and David Willis - will perform with the hope of claiming one of the five remaining spots, and the Top 20 are announced.

You can "Like" "American Idol" on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AmericanIdol. Follow the series on Twitter @AmericanIdol and join the discussion at #idol. Follow host Ryan Seacrest at @RyanSeacrest, and follow the judges: @MariahCarey, @yo_randyjackson, @nickiminaj and @keithurban.

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