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"American Idol" - Top 12 Finalists Compete - March 14, 2011
Ryan explains that the show has always had controversy and this year is no exception and with the cooperation of law enforcement they've had to disqualify someone. Of course he doesn't say who at first, even though we all know it's Jermaine Jones.
Theme:"Songs From the Year You Were Born" Ryan also tells us we'll be seeing baby pictures and we see childhood shots of the judges and Ryan.
Jimmy brought in will.i.am to help work with the contestants.
Contestant:Phillip Phillips We learn Phil was born premature and had other health problems from his very sweet parents. And then we swtich to his meeting with will and Jimmy. We learn that he has to have surgery to remove a kidney stone. Will and Jimmy are impressed with how good he sounds in pain.
Song: "Hard to Handle," Otis Redding/the Black Crowes
Performance: This is a perfect song for him and grounded behind his microphone he has less of the gesticulating that can grate and because ...