Phillips, 21, who before Idol fame, used to work in a pawn shop, hails from Leesburg, Ga. Even though his bluesy sound won over America, he still looked stunned as host Ryan Seacrest announced him a winner.
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After being crowned, the winner wooed the audience with his new single, “Home.”
I have no idea why I won, man. I guess some people liked the music that I was doing. I’m just lucky. … I was just doing my thing each week.
Awe, how sweet and humble!
Last year’s winner was Scotty McCreery, preceded by Lee DeWyze, Kris Allen and David Cook.