His recording of "Home" was released as a single on May 23, and included as a track on the compilations American Idol Season Finale - Season 11 EP and Journey to the Finale released at the same time. The single debuted at No. According to Drew Pearson, it was originally intended for Greg Holden, but was submitted to Idol as a possible finale number by Pearson's publishing company, Pulse Recordings. Originally it had only two verses, but an arrangement change was made about a month after it was written, and the second verse was repeated.
After the release of the song, Phillips said that while the song and its writers are "really good", "it's not really something I would write". The song "Home" was well-received when it was first performed on American Idol.
Phillips received a standing ovation—the only one of the night—from the judges. Randy Jackson said, "Dude, I loved the song, I love you, I loved the production, I loved the marching band--everything about that was perfect!
Professional reviewers have praised the song unanimously, calling it one of the best American Idol coronation songs of all time. They added, "The triumphant track is easily the coolest, most relevant song ever used as a reality TV coronation song. He was enthusiastic about the song and thought that "when the drumline walks out onstage Spin , who titled their post "'American Idol' Shocker: Phillip Phillips' Coronation Song 'Home' Doesn't Suck", called the tune "shockingly good — especially for an Idol coronation song, which have a tendency to be horrifyingly embarrassing.
It is also the second-best digital sales week ever for any "Idol" contestant, behind Kelly Clarkson 's song " My Life Would Suck Without You " which sold , in its debut week.
The song was later used in the NBC women's gymnastics coverage of the Summer Olympics , and the song re-entered the Hot at 84 on August 1 on the strength of a one-night boost in sales after its first airing. The music video was directed by Joseph Toman and was shot over three days July 14—16 while on the road with the American Idol tour , traveling from Denver to Salt Lake City. The video premiered on Phillip Phillips' Vevo site on August 2, Much of the video interweaves black-and-white imagery of American landscapes with footage of Phillips jamming on the tour bus.
The purpose of the video, according to the director, was to "make something that felt real and show people who Phillip really is", to "give a sense of journey, both for the viewer and the star", and "the idea of feeling home, at peace, even when you can't actually be 'home. Phillips performed this song during the 36th Annual Capitol Fourth on July 4, It appeared in the trailer for the film Trouble with the Curve ,   the trailer for the Disneynature film Bears ,  as well as the ending credits of Parental Guidance and Monster Trucks.
The song was used in a number of commercials — it was first used in a commercial for American Family Insurance in the US,  then Vizio ,  Coldwell Banker ,  Mazda ,  and Walmart. On April 17, , two days after the Boston Marathon bombing , the song was used in a photo montage dedicated to the first responders , as part of the pre-game ceremony before the Boston Bruins game against the Buffalo Sabres at the TD Garden , in Boston , Massachusetts.
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