American Idol Live! 2018 Tour Spoilers (VIDEO + PHOTOS)

The American Idol Live! 2018 tour begins on July 11 at the Civic Auditorium in Redding, California. 

The Top 7 including winner Maddie Poppe, runner up Caleb Lee Hutchinson, 3rd place finisher Gabby Barrett, Top 5 contestants Cade Foehner and Michael J. Woodard and Top 7 contestants Catie Turner and Jurnee will perform fan favorite hits in solos, groups and duets. American Idol season 8 winner Kris Allen will be headlining the tour.

The group rehearsed in Los Angeles last week. Check out a few spoilery Instagram clips below.   

  • Kris performs Shawn Mendes’ “Nothing Holding Me Back,” 
  • Gabby sings Carrie Underwood’s “Last Name”
  • A bit of INXS “Never Tear Us Apart
  • Catie Turner sings something something!
  • Cade Foehner performs Bob Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower.”
  • Maddie Poppe sings “Rainbow Connection” with Caleb backing up on guitar.
  • Michael sings “Titanium” with Cade playing electric guitar
  • Caleb sings “Don’t Close Your Eyes” by Keith Whitley
  • Michael sings “Beauty and the Beast”
  • Kris Allen performs his new song “When All the Stars Have Died.”
  • Michael sings “My Heart Will Go On.”
  • The group sings Bebe Rexha’s “Meant to Be.” Nice harmonies!
  • In the rehearsal room: Idol music director Michael Orland plays keys while Gabby sings a bit of Jessie J’s “Domino.”
  • Michael Orland still on keys–Gabby and Cade sing Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now.” 
  • Michael sings “Maybe This Time” from Cabaret on stage in Redding.

The Top 7 back each other up on vocals and instruments. The spoilery bits are presented with lots of hijinks…

ETA: See the American Idol Live! stage set in Redding!

Cade posted a clip of the Idols having fun in the rehearsal space green room, back at the hotel etc. They reminisce about Hollywood Week at the Dolby Theater.

Over the weekend, the group headed in the tour bus to Redding to begin rehearsals in the venue. The bus will be their home for the next few months.


Here’s a look at the set

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