The American Idol Tour in 2009 made Portland the first stop on the trip. The buzz and excitement of Adam Lambert, Kris Allen and Allison Iraheta hitting the stage for the first time was palpable. This time around the American Idol Tour hits Portland as it is winding down. Rather than have all ten of the 2010 American Idol Finalists come out and talk to journalists, they picked five to represent the American Idol Tour experience.
The five interviews include Didi Benami, Crystal Bowersox, Casey James, Aaron Kelly and Tim Urban. Interestingly, the topic of a country album came up with many of the Idols (with Aaron Kelly on the road to making a country album and Casey James signed to Sony Country). Acting was also on the minds of a few of the American Idols, with Didi Benami and Tim Urban both considering careers in film and television.
All five American Idols seemed to reflect a tremendous amount of growth from their American Idol Tour experience, with Aaron Kelly clearly showing a confidence that he didn't have going into the competition.
We hope you enjoy these interviews as much as we did:
Also be sure to check out our complete Review of The 2010 American Idol Tour with a song-by-song breakdown of how these and the other five Idols did.