Celebrity News: Phillip Phillips makes a surprise appearance at Disney’s American Idol Experience

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American Idol champion Phillip Phillips (credit: The Walt Disney Company)

American Idol champion Phillip Phillips (credit: The Walt Disney Company)

Disney News: Latest American Idol winner, Phillip Phillips visits Hollywood Studios

The latest champion of American Idol, Phillip Phillips, was called onto the stage during a show at “The American Idol Experience” in Disney’s Hollywood Studios August 2nd, 2012. His surprise on-stage appearance was welcomed by guests in the packed theater as well as those on stage who got a hug and handshake from the star. Phillips has climbed to Number 10 on the charts with “Home”.

Phillips in Florida

Posing outside the studios with Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Phillips was also interviewed and some of these videos will be used in upcoming plans for the American Idol attraction. “Be who you are. You know who you are and that’s the best person you can be,” is a highlight from the interview. “Don’t be afraid to show it.” Phillips was in central Florida as part of his nationwide tour, performing in part of the “American Idols Live!” concert series. He will continue touring the U.S. for the concert series which wraps up  mid-September 2012.

Advice from Philips

The Season 11 winner of American Idol had some advice for the current contestants when prompted by the hose. “Just go out there and do your thing. Have fun with it. Don’t let the nerves get to you.Let the nerves go and use that. Have fun and don’t worry about what anybody thinks,” said Phillips. “Lose yourself in that moment – there’s nothing like it.” Phillips said that going back stage and seeing the crowd and the judges, all reminded him of his recent Idol experience. “It looks just like it does in Hollywood, a big stage, and there’s actually more people that you have to perform in front of,” Phillips says with a chuckle.

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