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'American Idol' winner Phillip Phillips' new video 'Home' premieres

by jmaloni
Mon, Aug 6th 2012 08:15 pm
`American Idol`: Phillip Phillips (photo by Nino Munoz/FOX)
"American Idol": Phillip Phillips (photo by Nino Munoz/FOX)

Video airs Wednesday, Aug. 8, on FOX

Press release

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. 8 (8 to 10 p.m.).

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, "American Idol" alums have produced 349 No. 1 Billboard hits and garnered nearly 250 million iTunes downloads.

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