‘American Idol’ tour opener: Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet, and more

Have you been waiting for the start of the “American Idol” live tour? Well, the wait to find out some details on the show are finally over! The first-ever stop for the top 10 from season 11 was in Detroit, Michigan on Friday night, and it is the beginning of a series of shows that are going to last for several months leading up to September 21 in The Philippines.

For now, let’s focus on the individual songs — and for those of you looking to see more in the way of video content, we’ll have some highlights uploaded here as soon as they become available. (Update: We now have a few videos from the show below!)

Individual performances

Erika Van Pelt – “Glitter in the Air,” P!nk

Heejun Han – “Green Light,” John Legend

Deandre Brackensick – “Master Blaster,” Stevie Wonder

Elise Testone – “Who Lotta Love,” Led Zeppelin

Colton Dixon – “Piano Man” (Billy Joel), “Meant to Live” (Switchfoot), and “Never Gone” (original song)

Jessica Sanchez – “Best Thing I Never Had,” Beyonce

Skylar Laine – “Gunpowder and Lead” (Miranda Lambert), “Stay With Me” (The Faces)

Hollie Cavanagh – “Give Your Heart a Break,” Demi Lovato

Joshua Ledet – “It’s a Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World,” James Brown

Phillip Phillips – “Superstition” (Stevie Wonder), “Nice and Slow” (Usher)

The group performances

Top Ten* – “Sing” (My Chemical Romance), “Just the Way You Are / What Makes You Beautiful” (Billy Joel / One Direction)

The Boys* – “Everybody Talks,” Neon Trees

Skylar Laine and Hollie Cavanagh – “Undo It,” Carrie Underwood

Colton Dixon, Erika Van Pelt, Joshua Ledet, and Hollie Cavanagh – “Moves Like Jagger,” Maroon 5

Heejun Han, Deandre Brackensick, and Jessica Sanchez – “Party Rock Anthem,” LMFAO

Elise Testone, Erika Van Pelt, Deandre Brackensick – “Rumour Has It,” Adele

Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet, Deandre Brackensick – “How Come You Don’t Call Me Anymore,” Prince

Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet, Deandre Brackensick – “Proud Mary,” Tina Turner

Hollie Cavanagh, Elise Testone, and Erika Van Pelt – “Rolling in the Deep,” Adele

Joshua Ledet, Elise Testone, Deandre Brackensick, and Erika Van Pelt – “Runaway Baby,” Bruno Mars

Joshua Ledet and Jessica Sanchez – “I Knew You Were Waiting For Me,” George Michael and Aretha Franklin

Phillip Phillips and Elise Testone – “Somebody That I Used to Know,” Gotye

Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez – “Volcano,” Damien Rice

Phillip Phillips, Colton Dixon, and Deandre Brackensick – “Home”

* – Phillip Phillips, who was likely in recovery from kidney surgery while these performances were created and choreographed, was not a part of these numbers.

Were you at the opening show in Detroit, and if so, what did you think? Feel free to share your thoughts with a comment below, and be sure to check out some of our other “American Idol” stories.

Photo: Fox




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