Phillip Phillips Performing on 4th Of July At Captial Once More, So Get Ready To Swoon
Ringing in Independence Day at our Nation's Capitol is perhaps the most American a celebration can get. Season 11 American Idol winner Phillip Phillips will perform at A Capitol Fourth airing on PBS. The annual entertainment and fireworks spectacular is held on the West Lawn of the Capitol Building for a crowd of hundreds and broadcast live on Public Broadcasting as well as NPR. If you're not at the Capitol in person, you can catch Phillips and company starting at 8:00 p.m. EST. This year, he's joined by host Tom Bergeron, and a diverse roster that includes Frankie Valli, the Muppets, and the National Symphony Orchestra.
This will be Phillips' second appearance at the patriotic performance venue. Phillips also performed at the Capitol back in 2012, where he sang his hit "Home," before gearing up for that year's American Idol tour. The performance was his first stage appearance since his Idol coronation, due largely to a debilitating kidney problem that required several surgeries and prevented him from performing post-Idol. Phillips' hit song "Home" has had quite the life of its own, appearing as backing music for the Olympics and appearing in ads for everything from Mazda to Tim Hortons. We'll have to wait to see what the singer whips out to wow the crowd, though we think it might be related to Phillips' new album Behind the Light released this past May.
Like any patriotic star with fans to serve and an album to promote, just one Independence Day concert wasn't enough. Phillips' made a July 3 pitstop in Arizona at the Salt River Fields Independence Day Music Festival.
Given the rising musician's tendency towards big, inspirational numbers and quirked-out selfies, we'd imagine anyone would be hard pressed to not find the former reality contest winner charming.
So here's to ringing in the fourth gushing over one of your favorite Idol alums (and trying not to think about the fact that Phillips totally has a girlfriend).