Phillip Phillips coronation song ‘Home’ by Drew Pearson and Greg Holden
Shirley Halperin from THR, talked to one of the composers of Phillip Phillips’ coronation song “Home” last night after the American Idol Finale.
Drew Pearson originally co-wrote the song with Greg Holden, but it was pitched to Jimmy Iovine as a possible finale song. Jimmy liked it immediately.
Here’s the song performed by Greg Holden just last April 4, 2012 in Hamburg, Germany. Sounds like this might have been a last minute — and brilliant — song choice for Phillip by Jimmy.
A possible game-changing moment during Wednesday’s American Idol performance show? Phillip Phillips’ final number which could easily go down in Idol history as the best coronation song ever.
“Home” was written by songwriter Drew Pearson, who’s worked with more than his share of Idol alums before, including Adam Lambert, Casey Abrams and Lee DeWyze. It was originally meant for British artist Greg Holden, but was submitted to Idol as a possible finale number by Pearson’s publishing company, Pulse Recordings.
“Pulse has a relationship with Jimmy Iovine and were able to pitch the song directly to him,” Pearson tells The Hollywood Reporter exclusively. “Jimmy heard it and loved it and that was it.”
The distinct Mumford & Sons feel was no accident either. “I do love Mumford,” Pearson confesses. “I also like Arcade Fire and there’s some of that, too, along with a few Irish bands that influenced it.”
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Phillip Phillips is asking the fans to Stand by Him("Stand By Me"1st song),but because of the unbreakable votes for Jessica Sanchez,he is Moving Out( 2nd Song )...Now he is packing up all his things because American Idol is sending him Home!!( 3rd Song)
@Klope62 They do sound good but I actually prefer Phillip's version. OMG this is nuts and I hated Phillip in the beginning of the season. He has grown on me.
@SurenAdamFlores sounds like you found the wishing well.
Meh. you just hate Jessica. Hahaha