Phillip Phillips didn't merely put on one of the best performance last night, he received the biggest compliment of any American Idol contestant.

If this were 1975, Stevie Nicks told the Dave Matthews-like crooner, Phillips would've been asked to join Fleetwood Mac. Phillip then went out and proved worthy of this praise, singing a version of Jonny Lang's "Still Rainin" with his usual style and confidence.

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Forgive this broken-record-sounding statement, but: Phillip Phillips put on the best performance of any American Idol male last night.

The Dave Matthews wannabe nailed a version of Billy Joel's "Moving Out," sticking to his typical guitar use but adding almost a bit of anger to the cover. He definitely brought an edge to this slowed-down version of a classic.

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With the American Idol top 10 taking the stage again tonight, and with this shaping up to be one of the more hotly-contested seasons to date, it's time for the first THG Power Poll of the season.

Who do you see as the favorite right now?

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On the first live audition show of season 11, American Idol judges Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez tossed out nothing but praise. Every performance was magical, every contestant apparently did an incredible job.

It was pure fluff and rather annoying, but at least the panel got it right with one hopeful: Phillip Phillips.

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American Idol has named its final 12 men on season 11.

Okay, yes, there will actually be 13 men, but if the show is keeping the final semifinalist secret until he performs on Tuesday night then he can blame producers for being left off this list.

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Phillip Phillips is clearly going to win American Idol. It's unclear why we're even letting season 11 play out.

The singer - who had never landed on a plane until he touched down in Hollywood and who impressed us so much with his initial audition of "Superstition" and "Thriller" - embodies pretty much every recent show champion, from David Cook to Kris Allen to Lee DeWyze to Scotty McCreery.

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Phillip Phillips Biography

Phillip Phillips Photograph Phillip Phillips hails from Leesburg, Georgia and his first flight ever landed him in Los Angeles, to compete on American Idol. The young... More »
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