FILE - In this May 23, 2012 file photo, finalists Phillip Phillips, 

FILE - In this May 23, 2012 file photo, finalists Phillip Phillips, left, and Jessica Sanchez appear onstage at the "American Idol" Finale in Los Angeles. “Idol” winner Phillip Phillips will receive the same $300,000 advance given to last year's winner Scotty McCreery upon completion of his first album, according to the contracts. Coming in second on “American Idol” as Sanchez has, may still be a path to superstardom, but it no longer offers guaranteed paychecks worthy of the next pop idol or rock star. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)
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FILE - In this May 23, 2012 file photo, finalists Phillip Phillips, left, and Jessica Sanchez appear onstage at the "American Idol" Finale in Los Angeles. “Idol” winner Phillip Phillips will receive the same $300,000 advance given to last year's winner Scotty McCreery upon completion of his first album, according to the contracts. Coming in second on “American Idol” as Sanchez has, may still be a path to superstardom, but it no longer offers guaranteed paychecks worthy of the next pop idol or rock star. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)
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