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American Idol Phillip Phillips wows at Sarasota concert

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Phillip Phillips performs songs from his Behind the LIght album during a tour that made a stop Nov. 14 in Sarasota.

Phillip Phillips performs songs from his Behind the LIght album during a tour that made a stop Nov. 14 in Sarasota.

Phillip Phillips performs songs from his Behind the LIght album during a tour that made a stop Nov. 14 in Sarasota.

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Phillip Phillips, best known as the season 11 winner of “American Idol,” brought his “Behind the Light” tour to Sarasota’s Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Nov. 14.

Phillips, a former pawn shop employee from Leesburg, Ga., auditioned for American Idol in 2012 on a whim at their Savannah, Ga., stop.

He suffered an illness during American Idol that forced him to miss a few live shows. But Phillips managed to develop along the way, beating opponent Jessica Sanchez in the finale.

Since then, he has sold millions of records.

Phillips, dressed in flannels and boots, made the Van Wezel audience feel at home. He closed the show with “Home” as the crowd shouted the chorus of the hit back and forth in the final minutes.

Up-and-coming band “Saints of Valory” opened with songs off their new EP, “V.”

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