The X Factor USA 2012 winner Tate Stevens is already translating his success on the reality talent show into real world rewards. Stevens has been tapped to replace American Idol 2012 winner Phillip Phillips on FOX’s New Year’s Eve Live! special. FOX announced the replacement after Phillips bowed out of the program due to a scheduling conflict.
American Idol 2012 winner Phillip Phillips finally went under the knife on Wednesday for desperately needed kidney surgery. Phillip Phillips, who won American Idol 2012 in May, battled severe pain all season due to a genetic disorder that causes his body to produce large, unpassable kidney stones.
Phillip Phillips, 21, has needed surgery to remove a buildup of huge kidney stones since he began competing on American Idol 2012. He delayed the kidney surgery because he wanted desperately to finish out the competition. Although he was often in excruciating pain, it paid off in the end when he won American Idol 2012 over petite powerhouse Jessica Sanchez.
American Idol 2012 runner-up Jessica Sanchez was understandably upset by her loss in this year’s finals, but she admires the perseverance of opponent Phillips Phillips, who battled a painful kidney condition throughout the competition.
One of Jessica Sanchez’s biggest disappointments was actually failing to win this year’s American Idol 2012 crown for the ladies. A guy has now been the American Idol winner for five years on a row.
American Idol 2012 winner Phillips Phillips has made Idol history by hitting 278,000 downloads of “Home” and debuting at No 2. on the Hot Digital Songs chart. “Home” had the second-best digital sales week for any Idol contestant, debuting just slightly lower than Kelly Clarkson‘s “My Life Would Suck Without You” with 280,000 downloads in 2009.
Phillip Phillips’ “Home” also nabbed the record for the most downloaded song after an American Idol finale, beating out David Cook‘s finale song “The Time of My Life” from season 7. “Home” was also the fourth highest debut of the year so far behind Justin Bieber, Maroon 5 and Katy Perry.
American Idol 2012 winner Phillip Phillips was reportedly scheduled for vital kidney surgery on Tuesday, but it looks like he will have to wait a little longer before he goes under the knife. According to the latest reports, the Phillip Phillips surgery has been postponed because the American Idol winner is suffering from a high fever.
Phillips Phillips suffers from a congenital kidney disorder that creates huge kidney stones that cannot be naturally passed out of the body. The American Idol 2012 winner had to go through eight prior surgeries to relieve the extremely painful buildup of kidney stones during his time on season 11. This latest surgery will reportedly be to do repair work on his right kidney, which has been ravaged by his condition.
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For her second song of the evening on the American Idol 2012 final performances night, Jessica Sanchez had to pick which of her previous songs from the season was her favorite and perform it again.
Did Jessica Sanchez make the right choice in which song she chose to repeat for the American Idol 2012 finals? Or do you think she missed the mark and should have chosen a different song? Let us know in the comments section below!