American Idol has been one of the most popular shows in the country for almost a decade, and Season 9 has proven that it hasn’t lost any of its appeal. A lot of what makes American Idol so popular is the way it touches a nerve in all of us – almost everyone loves to sing and almost everyone wants to be famous. The 2010 American Idols Live! Tour will feature the top 10 finalists from Season 9: winner Lee DeWyze, runner-up Crystal Bowersox, Casey James, Michael Lynche, Aaron Kelly, Siobhan Magnus, Tim Urban, Katie Stevens, Andrew Garcia and Didi Benami. The 2010 American Idols Live! Tour is sure to be one of the hottest tours of the summer, and tickets to see these fan favorites never last long. If you want to be one of the lucky few to see the top 10 finalists performing live and in person, get your 2010 American Idols Live! tickets today!
Want to know a little more about this tour’s performers? Here are the crib notes: Lee DeWyze – The American Idol winner is hardly a newcomer to the music business, he’s already released 3 independent albums, 2007’s I’m Told, 2008’s Square One Organics and 2010’s Slumberland, though before Idol he was a paint salesman. Lee’s stellar performances of hits like “Get Ready”, “Beast of Burden”, “Hey Jude” and “You’re Still the One” won him the distinction of being the only male contestant in Season 9 to never land in the bottom three. Expect this fan favorite to really wow audiences on the American Idols Live! tour.
Crystal Bowersox – this single mother has, according to Shania Twain, a “raw natural talent”, has consistently wowed the hard to impress Simon Cowell. Crystal is the first American Idol contestant to have one of their own original songs played on the show. Her song “Holy Toledo” was played on the Top 3 Results show on May 19th in the background during the feature on her homecoming. Crystal seems destined for a strong post-Idol career.
Casey James – this Texan heartbreaker doesn’t just have a great set of pipes, he’s also a great guitar player. In fact, according to USA Today music critic Brian Mansfield, Casey is the best guitar player ever to be on American Idol. His cute dimples plus his stirring renditions of “You’ll Think of Me”, “Don’t Stop” and “I Don’t Want to Be” have won him tons of fans that can’t wait to see him in the American Idols Live! tour.
Michael Lynche – this St. Petersburg, Florida native comes from a musical family. His brother Marque Lynche Jr. was a semi-finalist in season three of American Idol. Lynche’s performances so impressed the judges that they used their one save of the season on him, and he ended up in fourth place. Michael has an impressive set of pipes, and fans are really looking forward to seeing him live on tour.
Aaron Kelly – at the tender age of 17, Aaron already has plenty of experience. He was a finalist on America’s Most Talented Kid when he was 11, and he’s been the opening act for Loretta Lynn, Bill Anderson, The Marshall Tucker Band and Emerson Drive. After his turn on Idol, expect his career to really blow up.
Siobhan Magnus – The chair of the music department of Siobhan’s school district said “Hands down, I think she’d win ‘American Idol’.” Well, she didn’t quite win, but she placed an impressive sixth place, and she won leagues of fans. They can’t wait to watch her unique interpretations of classic songs when she tours with American Idols Live!
Tim Urban – Tim hails from Duncanville, Texas, where he began singing and playing the guitar at 13 years old. He counts such diverse influences as John Denver, One Republic and Jim Croce, and he was used to be a hotel and restaurant singer in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Tim’s perpetually upbeat attitude made him a fan favorite, and he’s expected to be more popular than ever after going on tour.
Katie Stevens – though she’s young, Katie’s already been performing for over a decade. She sang the national anthem for a politician in her hometown of Middlebury, Connecticut at the age of 5, and performed at Carnegie Hall at 13. Katie is multi-talented, acting and playing the piano, guitar, cello and flute. Expect her to really wow audiences on tour.
Andrew Garcia – Andrew is one of several parents on the show. He has a son, Caeland, with his girlfriend Christine Concepcion, who is a star on YouTube. His performance of former judge Paula Abdul’s song “Straight Up” won praise from all the judges and was a fan favorite. This talented performer can sing hits as diverse as Fall Out Boy’s “Sugar, We’re Goin Down” to Christina Aguilera’s “Genie in a Bottle” to The Rolling Stones’ “Gimme Shelter”.
Didi Benami – like most of the Idols, Didi started singing at a young age. Her performance of judge Kara DioGuardi’s song “Terrified” was not only highly praised by the judges, but won her tons of fans as well. Since being voted off American Idol, Didi has performed on The Late Show with David Letterman, Access Hollywood and The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and the buzz surrounding her is sky high. Fans can’t wait to hear her live on tour.
No matter who your favorite Idol is, you’ll be sure to see them in the American Idols Live! tour, and with tickets from Coast to Coast, you can be in the front row to cheer them on!
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