When Phillip Phillips won American Idol in season 11, it wasn't due to his outgoing personality. In fact, on-air interviews with the Georgia native during the Fox show's 2012 run often felt more like an exercise in single-syllable vocabulary - as in, how many Scrabble no-brainers can you fit into one sentence? Luckily, the then-21-year-old's good looks more than made up for any challenges that come with being on national TV for the first time.

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