|The “Idol” Finalists performing Phillip Phillips’ “Gone, Gone, Gone” | Photo: Chris White|
I had the opportunity to go to the American Idol Live! 2013 concert in Charlotte Thursday. Little did I know it would be the greatest experience of my life!
I loved meeting everyone but I have to say I was mostly excited to meet Paul Jolley and Devin Velez. They were my favorites on the show this year and were super nice. I wish I could have had more time to talk to them. I was so excited and nervous to meet them that I didn’t tell them everything I wanted to; like how they were my favorites on the show and telling Devin I was one of the lucky fans he follows on Twitter. It was a true honor to meet them!
Like I said, everyone was so nice and I’m a fan of all of them. In past years, some of the Idol Finalists left the room after the group photo. Everyone in this year’s group stayed to hang out and talk to us. I really loved that! After the meet and greet, we were led into the seating bowl of the arena for the sound check.
The concert itself was amazing! There was a mix of group numbers and individual performances with the winner of this year’s show, Candice Glover, closing it out before a final group performance of Phillip Phillips’ “Gone, Gone, Gone.”
And speaking of Candice. I’m not positive on this but I believe her mom was sitting just a few seats down from me! There were these two women in purple “Candice Glover” shirts and one looked like her mom. Just an interesting tidbit!
I had a blast at this concert! I didn’t want any of it to end. This whole experience was well worth my time and money for sure. I’ll never forget this for the rest of my life!