Phillip’s first song was “Beggin’” by Madcon and appeared to be picked by Steven Tyler. If you like the song and know who the heck Madcon is, you might’ve liked it. But if you weren’t familiar with the band or the song, you were my 9-year-old daughter and you wanted to fast-forward through the performance. It was his best in weeks, but still pretty, “meh”, and spunkybean’s Myndi is oft to say when something is barely worth of a shoulder shrug, an eyebrow raise, and Mick-Jagger lips, all signifying modest interest.
Phillip chose for himself Matchbox 20’s “Disease” and whoa …it was the very definition of forgettable and boring. Later in the night, Mr. Aerosmith said to Phillip, “I hope you write your own songs someday.” Based on his choice of songs all season (and yes, I realize he’s here in the top-3, so he must be doing something right), I hope he absolutely does not write his own songs. He doesn’t really have an ear for a hit.