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American Idol Experience Press Event

by Debra Martin Koma, Senior Editor

Finally have a minute to catch up after the last two jam-packed days -- just wanted to give you a taste of the American Idol Experience event with the promise that more details and photos will be coming in the next day or so!

The festivities started with a motorcade featuring about 20 past American Idol contestants, including Sanjaya, he of the ever-changing hairdos (below).

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Many of the Idol celebrities stopped to speak on the BLUE (not red) carpet, including Bucky Covington.

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Once inside the Idol theater, we were surprised with a short speech from Jay Rasulo and a
very unexpected host, Ryan Seacrest -- and judge Paula Abdul.

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The Idol show was just great, but even better, it was capped off with performances by David Cook, the most recent Idol winner, and Grammy award-winner Carrie Underwood.

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Like I said, this is just a taste of the press event -- more coming about the new attraction and many other things... soon!

The previous post in this blog was Tales of a Reluctant Runner: Part 3: Training Completed.

The next post in this blog is ESPN Updated with Schedule! The Weekend Awaits!.

Comments (2)

Kerri-Kgator:

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! for the picture of Bucky Covington! He is a down to earth guy and really loves what he's doing. Matter of fact Bucky leaves tomorrow the 15th for Germany, Kosovo, & the Netherlands to perform for the troops and their families during the USO concert tour. Now how much more "American Idol" can you get!!

Robyne Clement:

I just wonder if this was strictly for press!! We were there and if I had known it would be open we would have worked around it to be in HS that day! We did attend the opening day (February 14th) shows and thoroughly enjoyed it but this would have been icing on the cake :)

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