Phillip Phillips Appreciates Tough Criticism, Looking Forward To Idol’s Twelfth Season

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Winner of this year’s American Idol competition, Phillip Phillips sat down with Lulu and Lala from the ‘Ty Loves NY’ morning show after his in studio performance of the single “Home.” The twins tried to ease the small town guy’s nerves as they discussed everything from his family to who he thinks the new Idol judges should be.

Despite having been an Idol contestant and touring, Philip still gets nervous performing on stage and in front of a camera. Could it be that being criticized week after week on his television performances – not only from the show’s judges, but from his family – has made him develop a complex?

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“They told me throughout the show, they were like yeah that wasn’t too good,” said Phillips shyly about the comments he received from his family while on the show.

Don’t take it the wrong way, Phillips is very close to his family and appreciates their honesty. In fact, this humble boy-next-door hopes that the Idol judges will be more critical in the upcoming season.

“They were honest this year, but there was a couple of performances of mine where I was just like come on, you could hit me with the hard stuff,” said Philips.

Photos: Phillip Phillips In Studio w/ Lulu y Lala

As the show is approaching its twelfth season, Idol is switching up its judges yet again.

The list of potential celebrity judges that may take seats next to Mariah Carey range from Keith Urban, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West and Diddy.

“I only know Mariah is going to be on there. Maybe she’ll be hard. Maybe she’ll be really honest like Simon was. You never know,” said Phillips.

At the risk of being on Diddy’s bad side, Phillip’s believes Kanye would do a better job as a judge.

Speaking of rappers, Phillips is a huge fan of Eminem and would love to someday collaborate on a song.

“It’d be pretty neat if I could write a hook and he just writes the other amazing stuff,” said Phillips.

Phillip Phillips Performs “Home” In Studio

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