Update: Annie’s recap is live.
Phillip Phillips rings like a bell through the night. And wouldn’t you love to love him?
Stevie Nicks would. This week’s American Idol mentor (I know!!!) told the 21-year-old from Leesbug, Georgia, that if he had been friends with her and Lindsey Buckingham in 1975, “Mick Fleetwood would have said, ‘I want all three of you to join Fleetwood Mac.’ No doubt in my mind, because you’re that good.”
“And last, but not least, he’s gorgeous,” she added.
Boy also knows how to handle a Hot Pocket. PHILLIP IS IN IT TO WIN IT, RYAN!
Phillip sang “Still Rainin'” by Johnny Lang, prompting judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, and Steven Tyler to give their third standing ovation of the night. Why you gotta make J. Lo stand up, P. Phil? She’s sick of it!
Though Phillip rocked on “personal idols night,” my favorite performance had to be Elise Testone’s “Whole Lotta Love.” Stevie Nicks and her moon necklace were also feelin’ it with Elise (who I’m pretty sure wore a giant yellow scarf in honor of Stevie, priestess of scarves).
Stevie dueted with Elise for a few seconds on Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” during their mentoring session and then told Jimmy Iovine, “If I needed a singer, I would hire her in a second.”
Who do you think gave the best performance tonight: Elise, Phillip, or someone else?
Did you like the way Jessica Sanchez slowed down Beyoncé’s “Sweet Dreams”?
Stay tuned for my full recap overnight.
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