We could have predicted it!
Phillip Phillips is the fifth white guy with a guitar to win American Idol.
David Cook started the trend in 2008, then Kris Allen won the big prize beating out Adam Lambert. The next year, Lee DeWyze strummed his guitar to win Idol.
And then country singer Scott McCreery came home the winner last year.
The trend isn’t lost on Phillip, who told Access Hollywood Live, “I feel like I’m different than the other guys. I don’t really just play the regular chords. I like doing something different with the guitar and different with the music. I hope the people enjoy it.”