Last Night the Idols made fans bow down to the rhythm of the boogie at the Gwinnett Arena during the Idol Live sold-out tour!
I got the chance to meet and greet all 10 of the Idols before the concert. And they were bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, ready to shake hands, cut up like hams (Phillip Phillips let me take a silly pic of him) and receive the throngs of VIPs snapping pics while chatting and moving along an assembly line of sorts to meet the cool, calm and collected crooners. I met Colton Dixon, DeAndre Brackensick, Elise Testone, Erika Van Pelt, Heejun Han, Hollie Cavanagh, Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet, Phillip Phillips and Skylar Laine. I asked Joshua Ledet when he was going to do a duet with Aretha Franklin, (because the boy can blow) and he chuckled and said, “hopefully soon.” Phillip Philips looked very healthy after undergoing kidney surgery.
On Sunday the powerhouse singers from American Idol made a tour stop in Duluth and tore the Gwinnett arena up!
The concert was like American Idol all over the again as if they all were competing to be number one by belting out tunes that made my toes curl!
Some highlights of the show was Phillip’s surprising rendition of an Usher song! What was Phillip doing singing Usher’s Nice and Slow! But he put his own twist on it and really brought the house down with his easy remix that had all the ladies lip-syncing along. One of my favs, Jessica Sanchez blew the roof off the mutha singing Ike & Tina’s Proud Mary! Where in the world does that little lady get all that emotion from? Jessica also blew Beyonce’s “Best Thing I Never Had” out the box! And my man Joshua got on the good foot, channeled James Brown and blew up away by singing “This is a Man’s World.” Unbelievable. The boy is BAD (as is REAL GOOD!)I thoroughly enjoyed the show, which was also sponsored Chips Ahoy, Ritz and by AT&T and the “It Can Wait” campaign.
The “It Can Wait” campaign is a pledge to NOT Text & Drive and an ode to keeping the roads a little safer by driving undistracted. And let’s face it: texting and driving is just a dangerous lethal combo that can cause a fatal accident in a blink of an eye.
I also took the driver’s seat and was shocked at just how dangerous and devastating texting and driving could be with the computerized simulator that was on hand used within a real car. The realistic experience gave me a clear way to learn just how dangerous texting and driving is. The test proved just how unsafe the lethal combo of texting and driving is.
There was also an opportunity to tweet #ItCanWait behind a message and possibly see your message on the screen!
For more information about the Idol Live tour click HERE
Enjoy some pics of the rest of the Idols.