‘American Idol’ notes: Phillip Phillips, Lee DeWyze, Haley Reinhart

It’s been a few days now since we’ve had an edition of “American Idol” notes to share, but there really is one primary reason for that: there just has not been that much going on in the world of the show.

Phillip’s airplay – First things first, we have to give Phillip Phillips some credit for making it into the top 10 of the Hot AC chart with his coronation single “Home.” In doing this, he has joined some pretty rare company in that we’re not sure that anyone since Adam Lambert (“Whataya Want From Me”) and Kris Allen (“Live Like We’re Dying”) on the show has accomplished this very feat.

Phillip’s growth of 240 spins in the past week was up from the week before, and it’s possible that he could make a run at the top five. Is there a shot that he could rise all the way to #1? Sure, but we don’t want to set more expectations for a song that has already exceeded what so many of us thought it would do. “Home” has also made it into the top 30 of the top 40 chart and is still expanding, even though we do not expect it to hit the top ten there.

An extensive Lee DeWyze interview – Do you want to hear Lee talk about everything from his new music to his fan support and everything in between? Our friends at Red Beanie Blog recently conducted an extensive interview with the season 9 winner, and it’s definitely worth a listen if you are a fan and have 45 minutes of your time to spare. There’s far too much in here to even attempt writing down, so just be sure to click the “play” button and enjoy.

A new Haley Reinhart performance – Finally, we’re going to close things with a performance from the season 10 star at an event in Grant Park celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts of America. Haley, who has some history in such organizations, performed a number of acoustic songs with the help of her father, and even had a little bit of a birthday surprise.

For serious Haley fans, this is the first time that she has performed “Bennie and the Jets” since the end of the tour last summer.

If you want to check out some more news related to Phillip along with Nicki Minaj talking about the latest judging rumors, be sure to head on over to the link here.

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