American Idols Live! in Uncasville, Connecticut – Exclusive Photos
Season 11 of ‘American Idol‘ concluded with the crowning of victor Phillip Phillips; but as the saying goes, the show must go on. Top 10 finalists fans came to know and love over the course of the season — Phillips, Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet, Hollie Cavanagh, Skylar Laine, Elise Testone, Colton Dixon, DeAndre Brackensick, Heejun Han and Erika Van Pelt — are currently out on tour bringing TV stardom to the concert stage and allowing fans across the country the opportunity to hear and see them perform live before the next season kicks off.
The 2012 class of ‘Idol’ rolled into the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. on Sat. Sept. 2 for close to three hours of live performances and memorable group collaborations. Whether it was the boys working together to deliver their version of Neon Tree’s ‘Everyone Talks’ or each contestant getting their own moment to shine performing solo numbers (like Joshua Ledet’s soulful rendition of ‘It’s a Man’s Man’s World’ or Elise Testone’s rockin’ take on ‘Whole Lotta Love’), the night was an all-you-can-eat buffet of the last season of ‘American Idol.’
Winner Phillip Phillips wasn’t seen much until after the intermission when he came out to perform five songs, kicking it off with Stevie Wonder’s funky ‘Superstitious.’ His set also included the Goyte smash hit ‘Somebody That I Use to Know’ with Elise Testone singing the female vocal.
Although the show was primarily made up of cover songs that the contestants had sung throughout the competition, Colton Dixon did deliver an impressive original track called ‘Never Gone,’ proving the depth of his talent.
The evening culminated with the whole touring cast uniting to taking the stage together to perform the Pink anthem ‘Raise Your Glass’ and ‘Glad You Came’ by the Wanted, closing out the evening on a high note and giving Season 12 something to strive for.
Check out our exclusive photos from the show below.