‘American Idol’ notes: Phillip Phillips, Adam Lambert, Ryan Seacrest

American IdolIn honor of the season premiere for “American Idol,” we’re doing something a little bit different and giving you a little bit more coverage today than usual … and with that, let’s dive straight into some notes that include some past performances, some honors, and plenty more.

Phillip’s performance – In a move that is timed-out perfectly with the new season premiere, Phillip Phillips is currently on a little promotional tour for his new single “Gone, Gone, Gone.” We very much like the song, and we also like how, as suggested, has sped it up a little versus some of his earlier live performances.

The video below comes courtesy of a woman who knows a thing or two about the inner workings of “American Idol”: former judge Ellen DeGeneres. We also anticipate this song getting plenty of airplay in the months ahead.

Adam Lambert scores love – The GLAAD Media Awards are always a little confusing, mostly because they have so many different people to honor that they have three separate awards shows (March 16 in New York, April 20 in Los Angeles, and May 11 in San Francisco). Regardless, we’re pleased to report that Adam Lambert has been nominated for Outstanding Music Artist.

Adam has some pretty good competition this year, as well, including the likes of his pal Jake Shears’ act the Scissor Sisters along with Grammy frontrunner Frank Ocean. It’s always an honor to be nominated, and now we just have to wait and see if he wins. (You can view all the nominees here.)

Ryan Seacrest speaks out – There’s not too much in the way of new information here, but you can watch the always-caffeinated Ryan Seacrest speak out in a new interview with “The Today Show” about the season.

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Just in case you want to take a lengthier look at “American Idol” season 12, be sure to check out the extended promo over at the link here.

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