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Phillip Phillips New Video Crowd Sourced For Charity

Phillip Phillips has completed a new video for his single "Gone, Gone, Gone" -- thanks to the help of dozens of his fans.

The American Idol champ went the crowd-sourcing route for the clip, which benefits the charities Save the Music and Do Something. For six consecutive weeks, Phillip posted a challenge on his website and asked middle- and high-schoolers to film themselves performing the task. Each week's winners earned a donation to their school's arts department -- and a spot in the video itself.

Phillip says, "I literally got goose bumps when I watched it for the first time. The image of young people fighting for music education by engaging with 'Gone, Gone, Gone' made me incredibly proud. My hope is that the video will drive advocacy work to save music education programs across the country."

The music education programs helped as a result of the program were:

  • Buena Vista Elementary (Del Rio, TX)
  • Wellsburg Middle (Wellsburg, WV)
  • Hamilton Middle School (Columbus, OH)
  • Mary M Knight (Elma, WA)
  • Calmeca Academy of Fine Arts & Dual Language (Chicago, IL)
  • Baccalaureate School for Global Education (Astoria, NY)
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