Although Phillip had never performed the iconic song publicly before, and he was performing it for a massive television audience that literally made "Idol's" viewing audience look positively minor league, the guy knocked it out of the park (and he stayed on the melody, in case you were wondering.) And he did the song in his own style, staying true to himself, just like he always did with his cover tunes on "Idol."
"Gaaaaaaahhhhh leeeeeeeee that was nerve racking!!" Phillip tweeted after his performance, but really, he seemed like the epitome of calm out there on the field--just like he had on "Idol," despite the fact that he was battling health issues at that time.
This, of course, was not the first time that Phillip had been associated with a major sporting event: This past summer, his coronation single "Home" was played repeatedly during NBC's coverage of the London Olympics' gymnastics--huge exposure which helped the pleasantly Mumfordian ballad eventually sell a record-setting two million downloads. And with Phillip's debut album, The World From The Side Of The Moon, set to drop in about three weeks, his high-profile World Series appearance seems like the perfect setup for that release as well. Game on!
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