via press release:
AUBREY CLELAND CHOSEN AS WINNER OF THE
AT&T “AMERICAN IDOL® LIVE!” TOUR FAN SAVE
“American Idol® Live!” Tour Kicks Off This Summer
In a brand-new AMERICAN IDOL® element introduced earlier this month, IDOL™ and AT&T teamed up to send an 11th Idol™ on the “American Idol® Live!” Tour this summer. Last week, Aubrey Cleland and Charlie Askew, the sixth runner-up girl and guy finalists, performed in a sing-off during Thursday’s results show. After millions of online submissions were tallied from www.americanidol.com and the AMERICAN IDOL® app, it was revealed last night that Aubrey Cleland was the winner of the AT&T “American Idol® Live!” Tour Fan Save and will join the Top 10 Finalists when the official Tour begins this summer. The “American Idol® Live!” Tour is an opportunity for fans to see the Season 12 IDOL™ Finalists in concert! For more from AT&T and IDOL™, join us at http://soc.att.com/IDOLandATT and www.americanidol.com.
Tune in tonight (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) to the LIVE results show to find out which Top Nine finalist is sent home. In addition, Season 11 runner-up Jessica Sanchez and R&B recording artist Ne-Yo will perform Sanchez’s new single, “Tonight,” and Season 10 Top Six Finalist Casey Abrams will perform the Beatles classic, “I Saw Her Standing There.”
AMERICAN IDOL® is produced by 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and FremantleMedia North America. The series is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, CEO, XIX Entertainment. Cecile Frot-Coutaz, FremantleMedia, Trish Kinane, FremantleMedia North America; Ken Warwick, FremantleMedia North America; and Nigel Lythgoe, CEO, Nigel Lythgoe Productions also serve as executive producers.
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