‘American Idol’ notes: Phillip Phillips, Jessica Sanchez, Colton Dixon

For this Sunday edition of “American Idol” notes, we are keeping most of the focus on season 11, and some of the people that the contestants have had an opportunity to meet in recent weeks. With that in mind, we’re going to start with a group of people that Phillip is probably pretty grateful to at the moment for the success of his song “Home” — the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team.

Phillip meets Aly – In a post on Twitter recently, the show’s reigning champ had the following to say about getting the opportunity to meet one member of this team in Aly Raisman:

“Met @Aly_Raisman this morning and she’s a lovely person. Very sweet. Great to meet her and her friends.”

Thanks to “Home” playing at the Olympics, the coronation song has stayed in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, and is easily the most successful coronation song since David Cook’s “Time of My Life” by a pretty wide margin. It may end up eventually passing this in popularity, though it will have trouble matching the original craze surrounding Kelly Clarkson’s “A Moment Like This.”

Jordin Sparks talks Jessica Sanchez – Whenever you are a former “American Idol” star and you are interviewed by an outlet in the Philippines, you have to brace yourself for one thing — a question about Jessica Sanchez. Without even visiting the country she has become a superstar there, and she has also apparently been a fixture in the world of “American Idol” longer than we thought.

In an interview with the Manila Bulletin, season 6 champ Jordin Sparks revealed that she had actually met Sanchez when she was much younger, and Jessica even showed her a picture of the meeting on the finale night this past May:

“Jessica was probably, maybe 11, I think. And there’s this picture of us. We both look so little. She showed it to me, because I performed in the finale this year as well. She was like, ‘Look at this picture!’ I was just like, ‘Oh my goodness.’ She is so sweet. She is so tiny. But she is very, very talented. Her voice is so amazing. And I think when she discovers what she really wants to sing in her voice and what she wants to do with it, she is going to be unstoppable for sure.”

Colton Dixon teases announcement – What’s coming up for Colton? It’s hard to say for sure right now — but whatever it is, the rocker is promising that it will take a few people off guard.

In a couple of posts on his Twitter throughout the day, here is what Colton’s message was:

Got some HUGE announces coming soon!!!! I’ll make sure you guys are the first to know!!! … Haha….you only think you know the big news;-)….just wait. It’ll be a week or so..”

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