Quadruple-platinum artist and AMERICAN IDOL Winner Phillip Phillips's "Gone, Gone, Gone" named goodbye song of Season 12 of IDOL

Phillips and Previously Announced Performers Bon Jovi Set To Appear LIVE on “AMERICAN IDOL” Stage Thursday, March 14, On FOX

AMERICAN IDOL: The Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips performs his victory song during the season 11 AMERICAN IDOL GRAND FINALE at the Nokia Theatre on Weds. May 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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Quadruple-platinum, Billboard chart-topper and AMERICAN IDOL winner Phillip Phillips will perform his second single, “Gone, Gone, Gone,” from his debut album, “The World From The Side Of The Moon,” on AMERICAN IDOL Thursday, March 14 (8:00-9:00 PM live) on FOX 50. “Gone, Gone, Gone” also will serve as the “goodbye” song of the season and will be featured when the IDOL finalists are eliminated week by week. Phillips and previously announced performers Bon Jovi will appear on the IDOL stage to perform on the LIVE results show.

IDOL winner Phillips’ quadruple-platinum hit single, “Home,” has sold more than four million units, making it the most successful coronation song of any AMERICAN IDOL winner. The singer’s first album, “The World From The Side Of The Moon,” from 19 Entertainment/Interscope Records, was released in November 2012 and debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart and No. 1 on the Billboard Rock Album chart. The album has since gone gold, making it the fastest-selling debut from an AMERICAN IDOL winner since Season Seven winner David Cook released his self-titled album in 2008. Phillips recently premiered the video for “Gone, Gone, Gone” and kicks off his headlining college tour in March.

AMERICAN IDOL continues tonight (8:00-10:00 PM), when the second group of girls – Melinda Ademi, Janelle Arthur, Juliana Chahayed, Cristabel Clack, Aubrey Cleland, Candice Glover, Rachel Hale, Jett Hermano, Zoanette Johnson and Breanna Steer – perform and the judges decide which five will join the Top 20. Tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 28 (8:00-10:00 PM), the final group of guys – Lazaro Arbos, Nick Boddington, Josh Holiday, Vincent Powell, Cortez Shaw, Gurpreet Singh Sarin, Bryant Tadeo, Burnell Taylor, Mathenee Treco and David Willis – will perform with the hope of claiming one of the five remaining spots, and the Top 20 are announced.

AMERICAN IDOL is produced by 19 Entertainment, a division of Core Media Group, and FremantleMedia North America. The series is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, CEO, XIX Entertainment. Cecile Frot-Coutaz, FremantleMedia; Trish Kinane, FremantleMedia North America; Ken Warwick, FremantleMedia North America; and Nigel Lythgoe, CEO, Nigel Lythgoe Productions also serve as executive producers. “Like” AMERICAN IDOL on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AmericanIdol. Follow the series on Twitter @AmericanIdol and join the discussion at #idol.  Follow host Ryan Seacrest at @RyanSeacrest, and follow the judges: @MariahCarey; @yo_randyjackson; @nickiminaj; and @keithurban. Download the AMERICAN IDOL app for iOS devices from the App Store; and for Android devices at Google Play.** 

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