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Phillip Phillips wins 'American Idol' in 2012. But at what cost? (Mark Davis/Getty Images)

How Phillip Phillips’ Lawsuit Will Expose and Change ‘American Idol’

American Idol likes to say they help make dreams come true, but according to Phillip Phillips, winning the show can be a real nightmare. But his suit could lead to real change for reality competitions.


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Phillip Phillips Files Suit Against ‘American Idol’ Producers Who ‘Manipulated’ Him

Phillips filed a complaint with the California Labor Commissioner claiming 19 Entertainment, the producers behind American Idol, violated the state’s Talent Agencies Act.


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PHOTOS: Saints of Valory Live at 96.5 Studios

Saints of Valory is on the road with O.A.R. and Phillip Phillips, and they stopped by 96.5 TIC this morning for a quick performance. See photos from their show live at 96.5 TIC Studios!


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Phillip Phillips Talks Behind the Light & More

Phillip Phillips performed an Acoustic Cafe before his concert with O.A.R. at Foxwoods this weekend, and spoke all about his new album Behind the Light and more with Gina J.


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Interview: Phillip Phillips Insists on Writing His Own Songs, Won’t Stay Folky hopped on the phone with him to talk about shedding his folk sound in favor or rock, vocal lilting and what all this touring has taught him about putting on a live show.


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Phillip Phillips Hits the State Fair Circuit for ‘Where We Came From’ Video

The clip features live footage of his performance from the Alaska State Fair, with not only shots of his devoted crowd, who came out even in the rain, but the snow covered tops of the Chugach Mountains and the green, green grass of its valley below.


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Acoustic Q&A: Phillip Phillips On Messing Up Song Lyrics & More

Phillip Phillips stopped by 96.5 TIC for an exclusive lunchtime performance! Along with performing his Platinum hit, “Gone, Gone, Gone,” Phillip took the time to answer some of his fans’ biggest questions!


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Phillip Phillips Live At 96.5 TIC

Phillip Phillips stopped by 96.5 TIC for a quick chat and performance before he heads to open for John Mayer tonight at the Comcast Theatre in Hartford. Check out photos oh the ‘Idol’ champ at 96.5 TIC studios!!


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Phillip Phillips Looks Back On One Full Year Of Fame

Since being titled American Idol Season 11 champion a year ago, Phillip Phillips has established himself as one of the show’s most successful artists to date. He talked about his experience since the big win when he called Craig and Company.


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We Want YOUR Questions For Phillip Phillips!

Phillip Phillips is returning to Connecticut this Friday when he opens for John Mayer at the Comcast Theater in Hartford, and the American Idol winner will be stopping by 96.5 TIC before the show for an exclusive interview! We want your help coming up with some questions for Phillip to answer…


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Phillip Phillips Joins Matchbox Twenty On Upcoming Tour

The ‘American Idol’ winner will be opening for the band on their upcoming North American outing.


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Phillip Phillips Brings It “Home” At All-Star Christmas

Phillip Phillips certainly brought it “home” on stage at All-Star Christmas! Check out some photos of Phillip’s performance, courtesy of Brian Ambrose Photography.



Phillip Phillips Talks His Clever (And Gross) Post-Op Kidney Stone Gift

Phillip Phillips stopped by to chat with Damon backstage at the Oakdale Theatre and set the record straight with some “fact-vs-fiction” answers at All-Star Christmas.



Phillips Phillips & Damon Scott Backstage At All-Star Christmas

Phillip Phillips just sat down with Damon Scott backstage at the Oakdale, as we get ready for the All-Star Christmas. Check out photos of the American Idol and our resident goofball during their interview…



Phillip Phillips Soundcheck At All-Star Christmas

Phillip Phillips just finished his soundcheck to get ready for tonight’s performance at All-Star Christmas! Check out photos from his soundcheck at Toyota presents Oakdale Theatre just moments ago!


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Phillip Phillips Premieres New Song With the Kids of PS22

The performance helped raise money for the Sandy relief efforts on Staten Island, New York.


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Phillip Phillips Gives Back To Staten Island With Help From PS22

The ‘American Idol’ winner plans to perform “Home” alongside the kids from PS22 with proceeds from the show going to relief efforts in the area.


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All-Star Christmas With Train, Andy Grammer & Phillip Phillips

It’s that time of year– 96.5 TIC and Stone Academy proudly present the All-Star Christmas, starring Train, Andy Grammer, and Phillip Phillips at the Toyota Oakdale Theater in association with Comcast in Wallingford on Saturday […]


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From Georgia To Hollywood: American Idol Phillip Phillips’ Journey “Home”

The winner reveals the support he’s been given from former Idol contestants.



Meet & Greet With Phillip Phillips

Our 96.5 TIC listeners not only saw Phillip Phillips perform live this weekend, but they got to meet him as well! Here are the photos from our exclusive meet & greet with Phillip… to download you photo, visit


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Phillip Phillips’ Acoustic Cafe Brings It “Home” In Hartford

American Idol winner Phillip Phillips said he “hasn’t had time for too much fun lately,” but he took a break from the American Idols Live! tour at Mohegan Sun to perform a few medleys for 96.5 TIC listeners at our world-famous Acoustic Café this past Sunday.



Phillip Phillips Acoustic Cafe Live At The Russian Lady

Check out lots of photos as American Idol champ Phillip Phillips performs his Acoustic Cafe at The Russian Lady in Hartford!


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Phillip Phillips Cites Daughtry, Casey Abrams As “Idol” Influences

“He’s one of the biggest inspirations honestly of why I wanted to try out,” Phillips says of one pas contestant.


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Phillip Phillips Picks “Idol”s Perfect Steven Tyler Replacement

Tyler was a big fan of Phillips, predicting both his win and a career as an actor for the vulnerable Georgia native. But trying to choose the perfect replacement for Tyler wasn’t an easy task for Phillips.


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Phillip Phillips Says Olympic Success Is “Pretty Amazing”

“It’s an honor for them to want to use it and I’m very thankful for that. And they’ve done an amazing job from what I’ve heard,” Phillips said.


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Phillip Phillips Comes To The Acoustic Cafe

Phillip Phillips is set to hit the stage for the latest exclusive Acoustic Cafe on September 2nd in downtown Hartford!  Fans, you don’t want to miss out on this opportunity. 965 TIC is proud to […]


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‘Idol’ Winner Phillip Phillips Releases ‘Home’ Video, Gets a Sales Boost From Olympics

After becoming the unofficial theme song of the American women’s gymnastics team, Phillip Phillips’ “Home” is seeing a boost in sales.


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Phillip Phillips Gears Up For A Busy Summer

As Phillip Phillips gears up for the upcoming ‘American Idol’ Tour, he reveals details about his debut album and his special All-Star performance.


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“American Idol” Highlights The Best of Season 11 With New Releases

From runner-up Jessica Sanchez’s take on the Whitney Houston classic, “I Will Always Love You” to Joshua Ledet’s show stopping performance of “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World,” it’s obvious season 11 of Idol had some major talent. To celebrate this fact, the show is releasing the best covers from the top 10 finalists, along with a few more recordings from your favorites among the top 5.


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Casey Abrams Embraces ‘Idol’ Past On New Album

Casey Abrams talks to CBS Local about working with ‘American Idol’ judge Randy Jackson on his recently released debut album, his musical connection with ‘AI’ alum Haley Reinhart and shares his advice for this season’s Idol cast offs.