Sometimes American Idol can be unfair to contestants, and this was not an opinion of an individual! In March 2021, as Philip Murphy was eliminated from the show, tons of viewers were disappointed at the judges — who told Philip he wasn’t right for the series.
Keep reading this Philip Murphy wiki to learn more about him.
Philip Murphy Story, American Idol Journey
Philip Murphy auditioned for American Idol season 19 with Bill Withers’ “Just the Two of Us”, followed by his original song called “Painted Man”.
Showcasing his awesome guitar skills, and melodious voice, Philip undoubtedly won the golden ticket to Hollywood, receiving two yeses from Lionel and Luke. But unfortunately, he was eliminated while whittling the first group of 64 competitors down to 24.
Over the Hollywood round, Philip was put in the “Indie-Folk” category where he sang “I Got a Name” by Jim Croce, and later dueted with Lizzy O’Very with “Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac. As for the Showstopper Round, Philip performed another original song called “Am I Still Mine?”
Though the reason for his elimination was labeled not “right for the series”, the show’s past contestant Alejandro Aranda, who had the same indie music background nearly won the competition. This contradicted their whole “decision-making” system, and the viewers weren’t happy about it.
Also, many fans had already dubbed Philip as the next Alejandro Aranda. But the poor guy, never got the chanced to make it to the live shows.
About Philip Murphy Age, Birthday, Zodiac
Philip Murphy was 28 years of age as his American Idol journey ended in 2021. What’s sadder was that he was eliminated on 16th December 2020, exactly on his 28th birthday.
As per his birthday, Philip is of the Sagittarius zodiac.
Philip Murphy Wiki — Parents, Siblings, Hometown
Philip Murphy was given the name “Philip Murphy Wiggins” by his parents (who he didn’t share much about). All that’s known as Philip’s dad was a big Lionel Ritchie fan, and it was also his dad who introduced the “Easy Like Sunday Morning” singer to Philip.
Talking about his family: Philip has a sibling named Phylecia Wiggins. Also, he mentioned Johnny Clegg, and Brandon Avrett, as his brothers over FB. Furthermore, Philip has an aunt named Brandie Avrett, cousins named Elizabeth Henry, and Kiara Wiggins.
In 2021, Philip lived in Seattle, Washington, where he moved from Yelm, Washington. Before that, he lived in his hometown Baltimore, Maryland.
Social Media Reach: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter
As of April 2021, Philip flaunted 50.1K followers over Instagram, and 11K followers over his Facebook page “Blind Boy Music”.
Also, Philip had a personal FB account @Blindboy.Murphy then.
Unfortunately, we couldn’t find him on Twitter.
In case you missed it, go subscribe to Philip’s Youtube channel “Blind Boy Music”, where he entertained 7.8K subscribers then.
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Height, Weight, Distinct Features
Philip Murphy stands tall at a height of above 6 feet (183 cm) and weighs under 79 kg (174 lbs).
His most distinct feature would be his thick curled hair that he wore with pride. Also, he has a beautiful smile — flaunting his cute bunny teeth with just a little gap in between.
Did you know: Philip suffered from a degenerative eye disease. He shared, “My right eye is gone and my left eye is going, due to a form of degeneration. I’m expected to lose sight at maybe mid-thirties.”
Philip Murphy Net Worth, Music, Education
Philip Murphy’s net worth was under $150 thousand in 2021.
An artist who cherished old folk/rock, Philip described himself as,
“I am a street musician based out of Seattle. I sing dad-rock, sad-rock, and anything else I can manage.”
By 2021, he had over 10 original songs that were available over Spotify. Soe of his popular included The Painter man, I belong to someone else, One More Question, and He spoke of wings.
In light of his education, Philip attended Old Mill High School.
Philip first jumped into the music world busking in the street of Seattle. He shared that it was “nothing extravagant” but it got him his “daily bread” and there was “never an unfulfilling day.”
The humble singer also mentioned that what he did wasn’t for money. He just wanted to “have something to show for his hard work.” But if he ever had enough, he wanted to spend it to help others — Particularly, to help people that have had a hard life. Also, he wanted to open a homeless shelter someday.
And perhaps, Philip’s dream wasn’t far away. After he was robbed on American Idol, Josh Gad reached out to Philip on Twitter and asked him if he would write them a song on Central Park TV. To which, Philip responded, “I’d be honored. (smiley face) Dming you now.”
Just in case you want to help him, find his Patreon account @Blindboymusic and his PayPal account @blindboystipjar.
Philip Murphy Girlfriend, Dating, Gay
“Gay” might not be the best term to describe Philip Murphy, as he was interested in both men and women (at least, this was what his Facebook profile mentioned). Perhaps, Philip is bisexual, or just exploring his sexuality.
Since there was no information about his girlfriend, neither boyfriend, Philip’s dating life remained an enigma to us.
Last modified: March 31, 2021