Phillip Phillips Wins Raves For Acoustic “Thriller” On American Idol (VIDEO)



The 11th season of “American Idol” officially kicked off Thursday night with auditions in Savannah, Georgia.

And it wouldn’t be an “Idol” premiere without at least a few of the 10,000 hopefuls bringing the crazy.

But some brought the talent, too – like Phillip Phillips, who put on a new twist on the Michael Jackson classic “Thriller.”

The pawn shop worker initially auditioned with “Superstition” by Stevie Wonder, but then broke out an acoustic guitar for “Thriller.”

“You’re very, very special,” said an impressed Jennifer Lopez.

Forty-two contestants made it to Hollywood and, no surprise, Philips was one of them.

Check out the video below!

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