Monday, July 7, 2008

The Amazing American Idol Concert Tour

American Idol . . . love it or hate it? Hubby and I love it! We really enjoyed watching the incredibly talented contestants this past season so we decided to get tickets to the American Idol concert tour. Off to Las Vegas to the Thomas & Mack Center we went this past Saturday and the experience was terrific! The audience consisted of people from all age groups including a sweet group of some retired folks sitting behind us having the time of their life. (And we thought we'd be the oldest...ha!) Young and old, people were enthralled by the unique talents of each performer.

Each of the top 10 contestants performed in the order in which they were voted off, beginning with Chikezie who opened the show. Each had three songs to perform until it came to David Archuleta with 4 songs and David Cook with 5 songs and each gave their own special thanks for the opportunity given them.

Highlights were when David A and his piano were raised up from beneath the floor and a thick mist encompassed him. After his first song, he was given a standing ovation that could only be interrupted by the orchestra starting up the music for his next song. It appeard that was the only way this young performer was going to get out of a situation of repeated, "Thank you...you are all amazing." . . . and many giggles as the admiration of the audience was endless. What a cutie!

David Cook obliged the audience with a fabulous encore and performed his version of Billy Jean which left us knowing without a doubt that it was this kind of incredible talent that soared him to the very top.

Fun stuff!

13 comments:

Kitty Grrlz Knits & Spins! said...

sounds like fun! i really liked david cook and brooke . . .

Cherry Lane Jane said...

I am glad you had so much fun! I missed this past season because I work 2nd shift now:( All the other seaons my daughter and I watched everyone of them. It was always a family fun event. Thanks for sharing

Melody said...

I didn't watch this season, but I love the winner :) Great review of the tour, I like the pics!

Sixsisters said...

You probably didn't want it to end. I love live shows.
Great blog Marilyn.

Chauncey said...

Glad you had fun. Thanks for sharing!

Art By MAR said...

Glad you enjoyed the concert. I am an Idol fan too. My daughter and I watch it every season.

jenscloset said...

Love your blog, thanks for visiting mine! I didn't watch Am Idol too much this year..last year my daughter and I never missed a show!

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BeadedTail said...

I enjoyed visiting your blog and reading about the American Idol concert! My hubby and I are fans of the show too so glad to hear you had such a great time at the concert!

emmasgemsvintage said...

I watched it all this year and LOVED David Cook all the way through! My daughter works at the hotel in Portland, OR that they stayed at during their concert here and she had no idea who they were! Shame! Impatiently waiting for next season.....Kitty

Pfeiffer Photos said...

Neat to get a dose of AI in the middle of the summertime! Yay, David Cook! The auditions for Season 8 started last week in San Francisco--whoo hoo!

T.Allen-Mercado said...

How cool, I'm a big Idol fan, I watch, I vote, I scream...I need to plan on getting a concert in one of these seasons! Thanks for sharing.

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