In town on tour, reigning American Idol winner Phillip Phillips breezed through VH1 headquarters last week to perform his coronation single and Song of the Summer contender “Home” on Big Morning Buzz Live, and then for a quick chat with us about the song and his Olympic ambitions. With American Idol already won, it turns out there may also be Olympic glory in his future, especially if Fab Five star Aly Raisman gets her way with him.
“Home,” which Phillips called “just a good, down home song,” shot up to the top ten of Billboard‘s Hot 100 after being featured prominently in NBC’s coverage of the the Fab Five’s winning go at the London Games. And it’s more or less hung there since, keeping our Olympic fever at a simmer and giving us seriously nail-biting flashbacks, each foot-stomping replay still recalling the amazing ways those girls throw their bodies around. Understandably, Phillips was too busy to watch much of the Games this time around, and he admits that his surgeries and busy schedule have left him “pretty out of shape,” but he says that he’s now ready “to get back into shape and start working out.”
And though he says he’s “never been to good at gymnastics,” gold medal winning Aly Raisman has offered him a few lessons. “I said, ‘I’m down, but I will be very horrible at it,’” he laughed. Come 2016, he plus the Fab Five could be the Super Six, and you better be sure that we would be watching.