Phillip Phillips came back to the American Idol stage one last time to help say farewell to the show that introduced him to America and the world.
Phillip’s appearance at the finale was confirmed only a few days before the show. To the joy of his many fans, Phillip no only came back but was part of one of the most special moments of the night, a tribute to the late David Bowie and some of his most enduring songs.
Phillip was joined by four other beloved Idol winners, David Cook, Kris Allen, Lee DeWyze, and 2015 winner Nick Fradiani.
Photo credit: Kris Allen Instagram
Emotions ran high in the days and hours leading up to the finale, which became a huge Idol family reunion, with all 14 winners and dozens of former contestants and crew members on hand to say goodbye to the show. There is no question that the show was live changing for many of them. As for the fans, I know we will forever be grateful to American Idol for introducing us to Phillip Phillips and his beautiful story and music. The legacy of the show lives on!
Watch the awesome performance by Phillip and company below!