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AP: How do you feel about being the fifth “white guy with guitar” to win the show?

Phillips: It’s all good to me. A lot of the other past Idols that played guitars are great guys. I met a few of them. They’re great artists. I can’t play guitar with just with normal cords and stuff. I play a lot different than they do.

AP: What kind of music do you want to make on your album?

Phillips: I want to write my own stuff. Me and my brother-in-law who was on the show tonight write a lot together. I’m excited to do my album. I know it’s going to be challenging because a lot of opinions will be coming my way, but it’s like the show, I know my music. I know how I want it.

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