The top 25 on “Idol” season 11 features two Georgians: Phil Phillips of Leesburg and Aaron Marcellus Sanders of Atlanta.
We will hear the 13 guys on Tuesday and 12 women on Wednesday. On Thursday, the top 12 (or like last year, 13) will be named. Fox has not released how it will work but I presume the top 9 or 10 will be from the public votes and the final three will be “wild card” picks from each judge. We then go straight into the live final rounds next week and the way things are scheduled, it appears a top 13 is likely.
Last week, I talked to Phillips and Marcellus.
Here are bits from the Phillips interview:
Where the 21-year-old performs: mostly Albany and Valdosta. He has never performed in Atlanta, though he has visited.
Began performing at age 17: “I just want to get out there and play bigger places. I’m not the bar scene type. I’d rather play restaurants and festivals.”
“Idol” as an outlet: “”This isn’t really my type of show. It’s more pop. I feel like they saw