After the performance, “The View” co-hosts joined Phillips on stage to check in. Jenny McCarthy asked him how he became so successful after his season of “American Idol” when so many others have had a tough time. Always humble, Phillips said he had no idea and that he just got lucky. Sherri Shepherd commented that she had even voted for him during his time on “Idol,” mentioning how horrible it was he had so many kidney problems while on the show.
Phillips also talked about his new album, “Behind the Light.” He said this album is 20 times better than his first one. This is more musical and has better drum beats. When asked, Phillips admitted he either wrote or co-wrote every track on the album.
Currently, Phillip Phillips is in a co-headlining tour with O.A.R. He says they are having fun, and O.A.R. is killing it every night. Wrapping up his appearance, Jenny McCarthy announced the entire audience was going home with a copy of “Behind the Light.”
Recently, Phillip also swung by the “Today Show” to perform as part of their summer concert series at the end of June. He sang “Raging Fire,” along with his previous single, “Gone, Gone, Gone.” He also performed a new single off his “Behind the Light” album, “Lead On.”
Phillips stopped inside the studio and told Tamron Hall and Al Roker about how he still gets nervous before performances. He also talked about recording the entire album in New York and adjusting to the cold. He prefers performing live as opposed to performing in the studio. Roker asked about Phillips’ time since “American Idol,” and he said he had been having awesome time getting to do awesome things and meet people like Lionel Richie, who he recently was introduced to.
Fans can also bid on auctions in order to win a chance to meet Phillip Phillips and his tour mates, O.A.R., as announced on his Facebook page today:
Want to meet O.A.R. and I? We're doing another round of auctions benefiting Habitat for Humanity! Bid now & choose your show below. #OARPP