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MAR
11
4 YEARS

'American Idol' Alum Anthony Fedorov in Tokyo: 'It's Pretty Crazy Out Here'

The Season 4 finalist, who's traveling with the touring production of 'Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat,' was in a Tokyo movie theater when the 8.9 magnitude quake hit. He reports that "all public transportation has shut down."

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Anthony Fedorov

This time last year, it was Season 5's Elliott Yamin who experienced an 8.8 magnitude earthquake while performing in Chile. On the evening of March 11, American Idol Season 4 alum Anthony Fedorov was some 200 miles away from Japan's 8.9 quake's center, inside a Tokyo movie theater watching Beauty And The Beast in Japanese.

"It's pretty crazy out here," Fedorov, who's in Japan starring a production of Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, tells the Hollywood Reporter's Idol Worship. "Just before the end of the movie's first act, the entire theater started shaking... The balcony above us was shaking... Everyone went outside and we were allowed back into the theater, but there was an after shock and then they cancelled the show."

Fedorov reports that "other than taxis, all public transportation shut down." His last communication to THR was from the city's enormous glass-structured Tokyo International Forum, where he and cast members were waiting to go back to their hotel. "Luckily we are all okay," he said. 

The night's performance of Technicolor was cancelled as well. No word yet on future engagements. The production was due to run from March 3 to 14. Fedorov is posting regular updates via his Twitter account
 
Fedorov came in fourth on Season 4 of Idol, which Carrie Underwood won. Check out his Top 20 performance of Foreigner's "I Want To Know What Love Is" below.