UPDATE: Another tour video from Ryan Seacrest and E! News. (thanks kirsten).
Here are a couple of video interviews with the Top 10 as they rehearse for their upcoming tour, beginning July 6 in Sunrise, FL.
This Access Hollywood interview features the Idols interviewed in pairs, and all of the Idols rehearsing with instruments at the end of the clip. Hmmm. Gina Glocksen spills that she’s been asked to join the cast of Rent, but she’s not sure if she’s going to take it, or start recording an album. Sanjaya Malakar is writing music with his sister, Shyamali.
Blake Lewis tells Fox LA that he’s already in the studio recording his album! Hey, how ’bout that signing? Still waiting to hear about the Idol signings… Jordin Sparks says she’s “got a couple of songs for my album, that will hopefully be out before Thanksgiving.”
Finally, more about Melinda Doolittle’s trip to Africa with Laura Bush.
American Idol finalist Melinda Doolittle will travel to Zambia on June 28 with Malaria No More to see and participate in malaria prevention programs as a part of First Lady Laura Bush’s upcoming trip through Africa. During the four-day tour, Doolittle will see the impact of malaria on the continent firsthand and assist in a distribution of 500, 000 bed nets in Lusaka, Zambia to at-risk populations.
“Traveling to Africa has always been a life-long dream of mine, ” remarked Ms. Doolittle. “I am very excited to travel with the First Lady and Malaria No More and to show the impact the viewers of American Idol have had through their help and support during Idol Gives Back.”