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'American Idol' Taylor Hicks to Take the 'Paris' Stage

The season five winner brings his Vegas act up the strip: to the larger Napoleon's Lounge for a 2013 residency.

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American Idol season five winner Taylor Hicks is taking his Vegas act up the strip to the Paris hotel and casino.

Beginning Jan. 21, Hicks will take residence at Napoleon’s at Paris Las Vegas, a bigger room than The Indigo at Bally’s, where the singer has performed for nearly a year. In fact, he’s the first Idol alum to secure a long-term residency on the Vegas Strip.

"I couldn't be happier to be making the big move to Napoleon’s inside Paris Las Vegas,” Hicks tells The Hollywood Reporter. “It's a great live music venue and I'm looking forward to performing there."

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Says David Hoenemeyer, regional president of Bally’s Las Vegas and Paris Las Vegas: “Taylor has been playing to sold-out crowds at Bally’s Las Vegas since he opened in The Indigo last year, so it only made sense for him to move his show to a larger venue at Napoleon’s at Paris Las Vegas. With its large windows overlooking the ‘streets’ of Paris, Napoleon’s is the perfect location for fans to enjoy Taylor’s signature roadhouse style.”

Hicks will also appear at other Caesars properties across the country throughout 2013.

Announced dates at the Paris run through Nov. 23.

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