Phillip Phillips: Urged to Seek Medical Help

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Might the success of Phillip Phillips on American Idol be jeopardizing his health? Without a doubt, YES, according to the singer's doctors.

TMZ reports that the finalist's physicians are adamant: Phillips needs surgery to repair a kidney issue as soon as possible. His family doctor even spent the entire day last Saturday - during Phillip's Idol-sponsored trip home to Georgia - by the contestant's side.

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But Phillips would be sidelines for six weeks if he underwent the recommended procedure, so he is choosing to soldier on through at least next Thursday's American Idol finale.

In the meantime, Phillip is simply taking medication, but that's also resulting in dry mouth and possibly impacting his singing. Either way, though, win or lose, the talented young man's journey will come to an end in one week.

Who do you think should win American Idol?

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Phillip and Jessica are good singers. JOSHUA LEDET is a GREAT singer. Can't wait for his CD's.

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Idol has a flawed voting system. If each phone had one vote or for that matter five votes, the outcome would be totally different. Over the past seasons only a few of the winners were the best singers or performers. I expect Phillip will win but if it would have been up to me he would not have been in the top ten. Phillip is really not a very good singer, but Ashley above thinks he is cute.

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now hes also going to get pity votes..

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I WOULD LOVE TO SEE PHIL PHILLIPS WIN. HE IS SO REMARKABLE! CUTE TOO.

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ALL THREE ARE GREAT SINGERS AND I HATE TO SEE ANYONE
OF THEM KNOCKED OFF....THEY WILL ALL END UP HAVING
CAREERS AND I WILL BE HAPPY FOR THEM.

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Simon Cowell can pick them: Sanchez competed on the first season of America's Got Talent at the age of 11. Despite a successful audition, she was not seen on the show until during the wild card round of the semi-finals when judge Brandy Norwood chose her to comeback for a chance to compete for the finals. Norwood predicted, "You’re gonna be huge, I promise," after seeing her perform "I Surrender" by Celine Dion. The show's executive producer and former American Idol judge Simon Cowell named her "one of the best I have ever heard.

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phil is 20?? really? wow. He looks bad for his age. I thought he was like 30 or 32!

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I hope my fav Jessica does not win, so she can break out on her own and be the STAR that she deserves to be... Way to REPRESENT SAN DIEGO!! wooo hooo!

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For me Philip Philips is amazing, I really hope he wins, Jessica looking back on the hometown visit seems she is starting having big head. She is a good singer but she is not likeable.

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My first comment-nothing to do with american idol

American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]