American Idols Tour: Tacoma WA

UPDATE: Sarah posts in comments:

Just added a bit of a teaser to the Tacoma entry at Team Plaid. There are a few pics to whet your appetite. :)

Blake Lewis and Sanjaya Malaker perform for their hometown peeps tonight in Seattle, WA. Lucky for us, Sarah, PJ, Kirsten, Erinn and Boomie will be at the concert tonight (I am a jellus h8ter…).

Look for re-caps later!

In the meantime, blog regular, Sarah, (who also helps to administrate the cool Blake Lewis blog, Team Plaid) will be sending me text messages throughout the concert tonight.

Check back for updates starting around 7 pm PST….

  • Update (7:38 PST) – HA HA Blake Lewis is dressed as a Pop Tart in the opening!!! His friend Ethan is up front taking pictures, so there should be some good ones…
  • Update (7:41 PST) – A little girl just gave Sanjaya a rose…
  • Update (7:48 PST) – Blake’s mom is dancing in the aisles to Chris Sligh’s solo…
  • Update (8:01 PST) – Time for Blake! The whole place is up…

Update (intermission) – I spoke with Sarah on the phone and she tells me:

  • When Blake started to perform the entire audience stood, and stayed standing for the entire performance. He gave a very heartfelt thankyou to the peeps in his hometown.
  • Blake’s DAD wore a black shirt bedazzled with Blake’s nickname B shorty.
  • Washington loves them some Sanjaya, too, but Blake took first place in the applause-0-meter tonight.
  • The sound was much better tonight than it was at the beginning of the tour.
  • Gina was cracking up during her duet with Chris Sligh: “Thnks Fr Th Mmrs.”

Second Half

  • Update (9:02 PST) Phil Stacey and the girls give Sarah goosebumps singing “America, the Beautiful”.
  • Update (9:02 PST) – The guys number is fantastic! No backing instruments, just the guys playing guitars, keyboards and drums…
  • Update (9:21 PST)Chris Richardson and Blake did a little beatboxing battle at the end of their duet (Ain’t no Sunshine/Virtual Insanity/Geek In Pink)
  • Update (9:23 PST) – Phil tried his best to crack Gina up during their duet. He got down on one knee to hug her…
  • Update (9:29 PST) – Sarah is trying to get a picture of Blake, but he won’t look her way…and Melinda Doolittle just reminded everybody that Jordin Sparks is OMG Only!1! 17!11! OMG!
  • Update (9:35 PST) – Melinda sounds even better than she did in Tampa, FL at the beginning of the tour. How did she not win? She got huge cheers from the crowd.
  • Update (9:38 PST) Jordin is finished with one song, and she’s already sucking down a bottle of water…
  • Update (9:49 PST) – Jordin sounds good, but a little strained. Most folks have been sitting through her set.
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