‘American Idol’ notes: Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez

We are now in a pretty quiet period when it comes to the “American Idol” community making headlines, so we are limiting our Tuesday morning edition of the “notes” to just two people — our reigning champ and runner up from season 11.

A “Today” visit – Let’s kick things off with Phillip Phillips, who made an appearance on “The Today Show” that was in many ways anticipated for several months. He was originally scheduled to appear on the show back in May following the finale, but he had to pull out thanks to kidney surgery.

Before he even performed his coronation song “Home” (which was used multiple times by NBC during their London Olympics earlier this month), he also joked about his middle name, hoe he is looking forward to getting some more of his own stories out there, and received his platinum certification for the single. It was a pretty great performance of the song, even though we wish he would home out the title word of the song more than just cutting it off short.

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A Jessica Sanchez photo shoot – Great news for fans of Jessica Sanchez — it looks as though she is going to be immortalized on a different sort of film coming up soon. In a new post on her Twitter account, the teenage star announced that she recent spent the day with famed photographers Smallz and Raskind — who have worked with the likes of Kim Kadashian, Serena Williams, Sharon Stone, and “Glee” star Jayma Mays.

We don’t know what these two are doing with Jessica just yet, but we are sure it will be exciting.

If you want to catch the latest update about how “Home” is currently faring on the radio, be sure to check out the story here.

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