Phillip Phillips Performs “Home” & “Gone, Gone, Gone” On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’: Watch

Sam Lansky | January 17, 2013 6:12 am

Last night was the premiere of American Idol, but while Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey were sniping at each other and talking about lavender moments in a conference room at the Mandarin Oriental, last year’s champ Phillip Phillips was having his very own moment on Jimmy Kimmel Live. The plucky crooner performed his ubiquitous hit “Home” as well as “Gone, Gone, Gone.”

It was good to hear him perform something besides “Home,” which is beginning to wear a little thin, and “Gone” is a killer tune , with a big chorus that’s more evocative of Coldplay than Mumford & Sons. Watch “Home” up top, then head after the jump for “Gone.”

Phillip Phillips — “Gone, Gone, Gone”

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