This year's top 10 American Idols are hard at work rehearsing for this summer's big Idols Live Tour, which kicks off July 6 in Detroit. But they recently took a little time off to chat with the press live at the rehearsal scene in Los Angeles, dropping a few hints about their concert setlists and discussing what lies ahead for them after the tour comes to an end and they once again go their separate ways. And up first in my interviews from that whirlwind press day are the gone-too-soon DeAndre Brackensick, Heejun Han, and Erika Van Pelt, who respectively placed eighth, ninth, and 10th this season.
Below, DeAndre talks about returning home to real-life teenhood (he attended his prom since leaving the show); his love of classic soul music from before his time; whether or not he'll be showcasing his famous falsetto on the road (his answer may surprise you); and the "reggae song" he'll be performing during his set (gee, I wonder what it'll be?).
Heejun of course brings the comedy: fighting off the paps, flirting with me (at least I think he is?), talking about his planned tour-bus pranks, and hinting about working on an "adult" album and his own sure-to-be-genius TV show.
And Erika, rocking yet another new hairdo, promises that we'll be seeing a whole other side of her that we didn't get to see during her very brief run on "Idol."
Check out all three interviews below. Colton Dixon, Elise Testone, and Skylar Laine are up next!
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