American Idol finalists perform on Spring Break in Dearborn

DEARBORN – Four finalists of the hit reality TV show “American Idol” will take the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center stage at 8 p.m. March 27 for a live performance on their Spring Break tour.

 

The new musical production features Phil Stacy, Melinda Doolittle, Gina Glocksen and Chikezie Eze, all finalists from season six, who will perform the songs that brought them fame and a place in “American Idol” history.

 

Ticket prices range from $24 to $39 and are on sale at the Ford Center box office. Call the center at (313) 943-2354 or go to the Web site www.dearbornfordcenter.com.

 

• Stacy had his defining moment on “American Idol” during Country Week, when he sang Keith Urban’s “Where the Blacktop Ends.”

 

After “American Idol,” the Navy veteran and family man signed a recording contract with Lyric Street Records.

 

His debut single, “If You Didn’t Love Me,” was released to radio in early 2008 as the leadoff to his self-titled debut album.

 

Stacy has been featured on “Oprah,” “Live with Regis & Kelly,” “The Tonight Show,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “The Today Show,” “Larry King Live” and Nickelodeon’s “MeTV.” He is now signed to Reunion Records, a major Christian label.

 

• Doolittle finished third place on “American Idol.” Prior to her appearance on the show, she worked as a professional back-up singer for Michael McDonald, Kirk Franklin, Aaron Neville, BeBe and CeCe Winans, Alabama, Jonny Lang, Vanessa Bell Armstrong and Anointed.

 

Doolittle was part of the American Idols Tour 2007, along with her fellow top 10 contestants. She has performed the “Star-Spangled Banner” at Game 5 of the 2007 NBA Eastern Conference Finals, and she has performed at the White House for former President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush.

 

Doolittle’s debut album “Coming Back To You” is a blend of R & B and pop-soul renaissance.

 

• Glocksen was the ninth place finalist. Although she was often referred to as the “rocker chick,” her musical influences and abilities range beyond the realm of rock.

 

Since “American Idol,” Glocksen has toured North America on the American Idols Live Tour and continues to perform around the country showcasing her original music. While on the show, Glocksen’s genuine candor and charming wit made her a favorite of millions and it has helped her to continue her career in entertainment as a co-host on the FOX Reality show “American Idol Extra.”

 

• Eze made it through to Hollywood Week in season six and advanced all the way to the top 10 during season seven. He has made appearances on “Live with Regis and Kelly,” “The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet,” and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” following a three-month American Idol Concert tour. His musical influences are Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and John Legend.

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