Between live shows in Sacramento and Phoenix, the tour busses carrying the top 11 finalists from season 12 of American Idol stopped at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. There, before they took to the stage, the alums took time out from their day to chat with The Hollywood Reporter about their set list, revealing some deeply personal connections to their song choices.
American Idol's season 12 finalists about to embark on a North American tour met the press this week but were in for a surprise when they came face-to-face with the crew from The Hollywood Reporter and were asked to play journalists. In what's become an Idol Worship summer staple, we asked the Top 11 to interview each other.
Ask one of the season 12 Idols which songs they will be singing on their summer tour, and they won’t tell you. It’s supposed to be a secret, but one song was revealed today when the top 10 plus one (Aubrey Cleland from this year’s top 20 joins her fellow Idols for the tour) spent time talking to the press at a Burbank rehearsal facility.
LAUREN, YEAR THREE: After placing second on season 10 of American Idol, Lauren Alaina debuted on the Billboard country singles chart the week of June 11, 2011. Her debut single, “Like My Mother Does,” peaked at No 36 on Hot Country Songs. The follow-up, “Georgia Peaches,” is her biggest hit to date, which came in at No. 28. In the summer of 2012, she peaked at No. 37 with “Eighteen Inches,” a song co-written by Carrie Underwood.