Phillip Phillips, the most popular singer the other day, is an Indie artist from Georgia. He won American Idol, after Melanie Amaro decided not to join another competition. Who is Melanie? She is our neighbor here in La Trinidad. She won the very first X Factor USA, but now a low profile singer who needs to regain the spotlight. 

Phillip Philips was voted by America over California’s Jessica Sanchez. Undeniably, Phillip Phillips has been showing signs and symptoms that America will choose him to be the craze of town. Jessica was just overqualified to win, as the landslide results show. Unlike Phillip Phillips who often missed some high notes; everyone seemed to be excited when he sings a new song.

1.    He is a guy! Popularity is pop! It deals with people who are easily loved by teenagers, not by critics. Newspapers document that the viewing public always prefer guys. Guys are more lovable than gays or gals. That is the truth when it comes to entertainment. The world is so sick with thousands of gals in Hollywood. 

Plus factor: he is cute (no question please) and he has got green eyes that make me hungry every time I stare at him over my laptop screen!

2.    He can sing country songs! His voice is more versatile than his opponent in the show. Phillips can sing country music. His voice is a bit relaxed and finds difficulty with rising notes. The viewing public today loves people who can be part of the country music genre. Look at Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus! They are bringing country music to the Pop scene. And here comes Lady Gaga with “You and I”. Bottom line: the world is now afraid of people who scream. Blame Blake Shelton for this!

3.    Phillip Phillips has some things that the public does not know yet. That makes everyone long for his presence on the stage. They crave for his appearance. With his rival Jessica, she has been the top talk town. In short, Jessica’s perfection led everyone to boredom. In the States, most people were saying Jessica will win, so it seemed people wanted a new thing: why not a “Phillip Phillips win will AI” note! Jessica owned the spotlight when she became a wildcard  contestant in the Americas Got Talent competition years ago. Thus, everyone wanted a new brand, in the name of this guy with green eyes.

4.    He is from the South. People from the south of America (not South America) are known for being humble. That is seen in Phillip. He has been nice since Day 1 of the competition. He does not curse other people. He is simply adorable. – The same with Jessica.

But wait, all of the four reasons are not real. The real reason why Phillip Phillips won AI is because he once sang Gotye’s song Somebody That I Used to Know. That is the real lucky charm (not the guitar). I declare- anyone singing that song will win the heart of the voting public.

And why did Jessica lose? There are two reasons. Filipinos in the States were all busy tracking the development of Chief Justice Renato Corona’s impeachment trial, so they were not able to send SMS to show their support to the 16-year old diva. Second, Mexicans in the American land were also busy spying on Manny Pacquaio.