21 year-old Phillip Phillips manages to impress with a rocky rendition of “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag” by James Brown during the first round of the American Idol Season 11 Hollywood Week (Day 1) on Wednesday (February 8)- watch video below.
After his incredible rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” in his first audition (watch video here), Phillip takes another big chance by picking a very difficult song to showcase his vocal skills. Phillip wants this very badly, but I wasn’t entirely happy with his performance. You gotta step it up!
Phillip Phillips “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag” American Idol Video
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