Phillip Phillips: Not Afraid of "Superstition" on American Idol

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Did American Idol save its best for last Wednesday?

Maybe not quite, but with Phillip Phillips closing the show with a rock version of the Stevie Wonder classic "Superstition," it certainly went out on a high note.

The song has been done on the show before, he acknowledged, but never like this. On a night when the contestants honored Stevie and Whitney Houston, most went the ballad / traditional route or played to the songs' R&B roots. Not Phillip.

Watch the night's most energetic (if not the best) performance below:

He's the "most different" artist they've got, according to the judges, and a strong talent to boot. P-squared should be a lock to advance after this ... agree?

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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]