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'American Idol' Tour Kicks Off; Set List Includes Gotye Hit By Phillip Phillips, Billy Joel Classic By Colton Dixon

Season 11's Top 10 also performed songs by "X Factor" finalists and judges and coaches from "The Voice." Plus: a whole lotta Adele.

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The American Idol Live summer tour kicked off on Friday night in Detroit and it's safe to say that Phillip Phillips fans were in for a surprise: they had to wait until the end of the second act for the Season 11 winner to make his first appearance. Still, they were rewarded for their patience.

Phillips, who battled kidney problems during his run on the show, treated the crowd at the Joe Louis Arena to a four-song set that included a reprise of his audition song, Stevie Wonder‘s “Superstition,” and a haunting encore duet  of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” with Elise Testone.

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It was a night of triumphant performances (Erika Van Pelt reportedly had a standout, not-to-be missed moment singing Pink’s “Glitter in the Air”), numerous duets (Jessica Sanchez and Joshua Ledet paired up for George Michael and Aretha Franklin’s “I Knew You Were Waiting For Me”), party-rocking comic relief (we’re looking at you and your Zebra stripes Heejun Han) and crowd-pleasing anthems (Skylar Laine raised the roof once more with “Stay With Me” by The Faces).

The concert also included songs by X Factor judges and former contestants (Hollie Cavanagh covered Demi Lovato‘s “Give Your Heart A Break” while the top nine paid homage to One Direction), songs by judges on The Voice  (“Moves Like Jagger”), group numbers, a healthy dose of Deandre Brackensick and his well-utilized falsetto (Colton Dixon and Brackensick backed Phillips on his coronation song, “Home”), arena rock (Testone rocked Led Zeppelin) and a potentially star-making set by Dixon, singing his original number “Never Gone” along with “Piano Man” by Billy Joel.

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Third place finalist Ledet chalked up his eighteenth standing ovation after a solo turn in the second act. The Louisiana native, who did in fact earn a record 17 overtures over the course of the show (led by judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler), had the crowd on its feet after rousing renditions of his Season 11 centerpieces: the James Brown classic, “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World” and Bruno Mars’ “Runaway Baby.”

Runner-up Sanchez, recently signed to Interscope Records with a scheduled appearance on Fox’s Glee this fall, showed off her urban side with covers of Prince (“How Come You Don’t Call Me Anymore?”) and Beyonce (“Best Thing I Never Had”). She also provided backup vocals for  Phillips and his version of  “Volcano” by Damien Rice.

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The tour continues on Saturday in Illinois at the Allstate Arena.

See the complete set list and watch some shaky video of "Volcano" below:

Set List:

Top 9 - “Sing” My Chemical Romance 

Deandre Brackensick - “Master Blaster”  Stevie Wonder

Skylar Laine and Hollie Cavanagh - “Undo It”  Carrie Underwood

Erika Van Pelt - "Glitter in the Air" Pink

Colton Dixon, Erika Van Pelt, Joshua Ledet, Hollie Cavanagh - "Moves Like Jagger" Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera

Heejun Han - “Green Light” John Legend

Heejun Han with Deandre Brackensick and Jessica Sanchez -"Party Rock" LMFAO

Boys - “Everybody Talks”  Neon Trees (Without Phillips)

Elise Testone - "Whole Lotta Love"  Led Zepplin

Elise Testone (backing vocals by Erika Van Pelt and Deandre Brackensick) - "Rumour Has It" Adele

Colton Dixon - “Meant To Live” Switchfoot

Colton Dixon - “Never Gone” (Original Song)

Colton Dixon - Piano Man by Billy Joel

Top 9 - “Just The Way You Are”/”What Makes You Beautiful” Billy Joel/One Direction (Without Phillips)


Jessica Sanchez- “Best Thing I Never Had”  Beyonce

Jessica Sanchez (backing vocals by Deandre Brackensick and Joshua Ledet)– “How Come You Don’t Call Me Any More” Prince

Jessica Sanchez (backing vocals by Deandre Brackensick and Joshua Ledet) – “Proud Mary”  Ike and Tina Turner

Skylar Laine – “Gunpowder and Lead”  Miranda Lambert

Skylar Laine – “Stay With Me”  The Faces

Hollie Cavanagh (backing vocals by Elise Testone and Erika Van Pelt) – “Rolling in the Deep”  Adele

Hollie Cavanagh – “Give Your Heart a Break” Demi Lovato

Joshua Ledet (backing vocals by Elise Testone, Deandre Brakensick, Erika Van Pelt)– “Runaway Baby”  Bruno Mars

Joshua Ledet - It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World” James Brown

Joshua Ledet and Jessica Sanchez – “I Knew You Were Waiting For Me”  George Michael and Aretha Franklin

Phillip Phillips - “Superstition”  Stevie Wonder

Phillip Phillips – “Nice and Slow”  Usher

Phillip Phillips and Elise Testone – “Somebody That I Used to Know”  Goyte

Phillip Phillips with Jessica Sanchez – “Volcano”  Damien Rice

Phillip Phillips with Colton Dixon and Deandre Brackensick – “Home”

Girls – “Raise Your Glass” Pink

All – “Glad You Came” The Wanted


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