‘American Idol’ notes: Phillip Phillips, Brooke White, and Haley Reinhart

Phillip hit up Leno's show.

The newest batch of “American Idol” notes is here, and considering the timing it really only seems appropriate to kick things off with the man who is the official winner of season 11.

Phillip Phillips hits up “Leno” – In celebration of Phillip taking home the title, he say down on “The Tonight Show” Thursday night and talked a bit about coming out on top.

Overall, the interview was mostly standard fare from the guy — he explained that he is looking forward to producing some music of his own, that he is still surprised he won, and despite some ongoing problems with his kidney, he should be able to have surgery and still be ready for the summer tour.

Brooke White’s a mom! – Now, we have some news on the baby front. Speaking to People Magazine, the season 7 alum White’s husband David Ray confirmed that they are now proud parents to a girl by the name of London — who is named after his parents’ heritage:

“Baby London is here … Our girl came in at 6:41 p.m. and is 8 lbs., 12 oz.!”

There’s not much else in the way of details available, but hats off to the couple!

Haley’s album sales will be… – Finally, we have some news on the album sales front that makes it look like Haley Reinhart is going to have an uphill battle making “Listen Up!” successful enough that she will stay on the Interscope label.

According to early projections from HITS Daily Double, both this album and Kris Allen’s “Thank You Camellia” are projected to sell between 15,000 and 20,000 within their first week. This is only a quarter of what Allen’s self-titled debut brought in, and for Haley it is around 10% of the first-week sales of Scotty McCreery’s “Clear As Day” last fall.

Could this change for the better depending on radio airplay? Definitely, and at the moment “Free” is currently climbing its way up the Hot AC chart. Let’s just hope she keeps it up so that there will be good news on the horizon.

Do you think Haley’s sales will improve over time?

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