American Idol Finalist to Visit Georgia Hometown

LEESBURG, Ga. (AP) -- American Idol finalist Phillip Phillips is coming home to southwest Georgia.
The Albany Herald reports that the 21-year-old contestant on the Fox TV show will visit his hometown of Leesburg Saturday, where community leaders have declared it Phillip Phillips Day.
Phillips was named one of three finalists on the show Thursday. The others are 20-year-old gospel singer Joshua Ledet of Westlake, La.; and 16-year-old pop singer Jessica Sanchez of San Diego. All three finalists are making visits to their hometowns, which will be incorporated into the show.
Leesburg Mayor Jim Quinn and Commission Chairman Ed Duffy are expected to present copies of city and county proclamations to Phillips before a Saturday afternoon parade. Phillips is expected to perform later at the Lee County High School football stadium.

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