The World from the Side of the Moon is the debut album of season 11 American Idol winner, Phillip Phillips. The album includes Phillip’s coronation song, “Home”.
Checkout the video below courtesy of PhilPhillipsVEVO.
Phillip Phillips began writing songs with collaborators and recording rough tracks for the album before the American Idol Tour began in July 2012. He collaborated with David Ryan Harris on “Tell Me a Story”, which he described as his favorite song in the album and the one he is most proud of. Other songwriters he collaborated with include Greg Holden and Drew Pearson who wrote his coronation song “Home”. After the success of this song, Phillips indicated that the album will have a couple of songs similar to “Home”. He wrote with his brother-in-law Benjamin Neil “Drive Me”, a song he had originally wanted to be his coronation song. His girlfriend Hanna Blackwell also contributed lines to the lyrics on the bonus track “Take Me Away”. All but three of the tracks on the main album were written or co-written by him, with four of the songs he wrote himself.
The album title, The World from the Side of the Moon, come from the lyrics of the first song on the album, “Man on the Moon.” Phillips described it as the experience of watching himself in a DVD of the whole Idol season someone gave him, “so I was kind of watching myself from a whole different world that no one else really knows. It’s interesting to see how it happened and so fast. That’s how I picked the title: I felt like I watched myself grow and this whole album is representing where I am.”
American Idol Live! Tour 2012 brings together on the same stage on the same night the powerhouse cast of 10 new discoveries in the hit reality singing competition in their first Asian engagement following a 45-date US tour that took them to major cities in North America. The Top 10 finalists are expected to perform some of the numbers they did during the four-month talent search, with Jessica Sanchez drawing from her song list that includes, among others, “Change Nothing,” “Stuttering”, “Sweet Dreams” and “I Will Always Love You.” An online post of the tour’s repertoire indicates that Sanchez has seven production numbers and three solo spots.
Filipino fans of the Top 10 finalists in Season 11 of the reality singing show, “American Idol”, are definitely in for a treat this week as Phillip Phillips, Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet, DeAndre Brackensick, Elise Testone, Erika Van Pelt, Hee Jun Han, Skylar Laine, Colton Dixon and Hollie Cavanagh are coming to Manila for a one-night live performance on September 21 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City. The AI superstars will also grace Ayala and Megaworld Lifestyle Malls to promote not only the concert but also their American Idol Highlights albums under MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines).
Catch your favorite American Idol Top 10 finalists at the following malls:
19 Sept 2012 - Eastwood City (with Jessica, Elise, DeAndre, Heejun & Erika)
19 Sept 2012 - Glorietta Activity Center (with Phillip, Colton, Joshua, Skylar & Hollie)
20 Sept 2012 - Alabang Town Center (with Jessica, Elise, DeAndre, Heejun & Erika)
20 Sept 2012 - Venice Piazza McKinley Hill (with Phillip, Colton, Joshua, Skylar & Hollie)
With special guests: Asia’s Acoustic Sweetheart Sabrina and Philippines’ foremost boy band 1:43. Album selling is from 10am onwards. Program starts at 5:00 pm. Buy your AI albums at the Odyssey selling booth and have it signed after the show!
“American Idol Live! Tour 2012” is produced by Ovation Productions in association with ETC, 2nd Avenue and Jack TV, and with the support of The Philippine Star, Manila Bulletin, BusinessWorld, Inquirer.net, Philstar.com, RJ 100.3 FM, Monster Radio RX 93.1, Mellow 94.7, 97.9 Home Radio and Optima Sign Solutions. Special thanks to: MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines) and Odyssey Music & Video.
Albums of the TOP 10 FINALISTS of AMERICAN IDOL SEASON 11 are available in CDs at Odyssey Music & Video exclusively under MCA Music.
Phillip Phillips’ Home music video release
Here’s the official music video of Phillip Phillips’ Home, the song he performed in American Idol 11 finals night. The song became the theme song for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials featuring women’s gymnastics team and was recently broadcast in the London Olympics 2012. Watch the video below courtesy of TheMallory0505.
Because of its impressive digital sales record exceeding 500,000 copies, this coronation single of Phillip climbed up the charts and has already reached Certified Gold award.
Phillip Phillips will be performing along with the other Top 10 finalists of American Idol Season 11 on 21 Sept 2012 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum as the perform for their only concert in Asia. Catch your favorite American Idols Live!
Phillip Phillips is Season 11’s American Idol; Jessica Sanchez won as the People’s Champ. Congratulations and hurray for his originality and artistry.
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But since Jessica was a half-blood Filipino and indeed a top calibre singer, Pinoys were so blinded of what other contestants can do. We focus too much on her and didn’t give other contestants the attention for a better judgement of their talent. In my opinion, we were being bias and unaffair to other contestants that are as talented as Jessica is.
Phillip’s new single entitled HOME composed by Greg Holden and Drew Pearson performed in the AI Finale (23 May 2012).
Full story of the American Idol Season 11 winner on this LINK.
In my own opinion, there is no discrimination in the #idolfinale.
As a Pinoy, I wanted Jessica to win and I do believe that she is a great singer. No doubt that she can hit the highest note and sing like the other legendary divas.
But on the other hand, Phillip Phillips is a very talented…
Covers by American Idol’s Phillip Phillips & The Voice 2’s Erin Martin
What makes a good cover song? For me, it must bring something new from the original song whether it be replacing into another genre or rendering it in a different context and tempo.
Sharing you now some good music remakes from the most popular talent search featuring the 2 of the most unique voices, discovering artist’s good musicality and overall package. We all have high respects to the original yet in this age of remakes, here are some good ones. I’ll bring you not only renditions of its own character which you can’t afford to miss but also its original song for you to seek the differences in between.