‘American Idol’ notes: Phillip Phillips, Jessica Sanchez, and season 12

For our Saturday edition of “American Idol” notes, we have a little of the past mixed with a little bit of the present … and we’re going to begin with something rather hilarious courtesy of one Phillip Phillips.

The video – In the newest show video taken from the extensive summer tour, we have an opportunity to see some pretty awkward comedy as Phillip and Heejun Han decide to make a random video all about a prank they are pulling on DeAndre Brackensick. The premise? Basically, it just involves throwing all sorts of random food on top of the guy while he is asleep, and then waiting to see just how he will react after he wakes up.

His reaction his pretty priceless here, mostly because he admitted to feeling something strange going on while he was asleep. Why didn’t he move? He was just being lazy.

Jessica’s mystery message – If you love cryptic quotes, this one from Jessica about something she is working on takes the cake:

“Just had the best 5min meeting with one talented chick. Working’ for the future!”

Who is the mystery woman? We don’t know, but we’re guessing it’s someone that Phillip’s fellow season 11 star is going to be collaborating with. The future following the end of the tour next week in Manila comes via a debut album, which for Jessica will launch in December. After that, it’s really anyone’s guess what will happen.

Nigel Lythgoe says … – Finally, we have pretty much as much confirmation as we’re going to get that the new judging panel is going to be announced Sunday via the show’s executive producer:

“I believe there is an official release tomorrow regarding theĀ #IdolJudges? I do hope so as the auditions begin in the morning.”

As we’ve said, it’s going to likely be Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey, and Keith Urban. We haven’t heard about any changes, and all we hope now is that this group has the chemistry this show needs for it to work.

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