Thought I’d give you an American Idol update two-fer today. Both artists came during Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler’s tenure as Idol judges and both are holding guitars in their respective promo photos. Plus, the two coincidentally have a similar theme in the song titles. In all honesty, I was a little lazy to create separate posts for them. Busted!!!
First up is current reigning Idol winner, Phillip Phillips. The 22-year-old finally picked the follow-up song to his three-time platinum selling debut single, “Home.” It’s definitely a hard act to follow and won’t have the Olympics to pimp the shizz out of it. That said, “Gone, Gone, Gone” is a worthy successor. If you liked “Home,” you’ll definitely appreciate this. As a side note, Phillips is probably hoping his newly-dropped music video will distract attention away from his mom’s recent DUI arrest. You ain’t a star til you have a parent in trouble with the law. Just ask Lindsay Lohan.
While Phillips has the power of a big record label behind him, Casey Abrams doesn’t have that same luxury. Even with that, “Get Out” still managed to peak at No. 23 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart. Not too shabby, given that his former girlfriend Haley Reinhart barely made a blip despite massive promotion. With a new music video to promote his single, “Get Out” might find new life on radio and on the charts. I maybe a bit biased since Abrams was one of my favorites during Season 10, but I really like the song. Check out both music videos below.
Were you a fan of either during their American Idol runs? Which music video is better? Do you think Phillips will have longevity similar to Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, David Cook or even Jordin Sparks? Sound off below.