The American Idols Live! tour is always one of the biggest tours of the year and the 2007 tour was no exception. Featuring winner Jordin Sparks, runner up Blake Lewis and the rest of the top ten contestants, tickets sold like wildfire. No one knows who’ll be in the 2008 tour, but one thing is for sure – Coast to Coast will have the best ticket selection around. Check back next season for tickets to the 2008 American Idols Live! tour.
American Idol has grown into such a huge cultural phenomenon, it's easy to forget that it has a long string of predecessors. You won't remember 'Ted Mack and the Original Amateur Hour,' whose winners included Pat Boone and Gladys Knight. You may know 'The Gong Show,' which did produce a hit singer, Cheryl Lynn. You probably remember 'Star Search' and some of its participants, including Tiffany and Sinbad.
Though these talent shows provided exposure for future stars, none benefited from the glitz and passion of today's celebrity-crazy society. 'American Idol' arrived at the right time to be a legitimate star-maker for several artists who now sell tons of tickets at venues around the nation, including Kelly Clarkson, Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard and the latest winner, Carrie Underwood.
The show, which features judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson, depends partly on the caustic wit of Cowell and the tender support of Abdul for its successful dynamic. If the television audience had to depend only on the performances of the aspiring singers, the show's popularity might well have dwindled quickly. But seeing the judges' reaction to performances by such luminaries as William Hung is a priceless, essential element of the show.
Multiple opportunities abound for fans of American Idol to see future stars of the show, thanks to the early auditions that take place around the country. Whether you want to check out who might make it to Hollywood, or see the show in Hollywood itself, you are only one of several million people who want to go, so get your tickets now.
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