The “American Idol” tour is back as usual at the Arena at Gwinnett on August 1. There are 49 dates, a bit fewer than in the past.
Tickets go on sale May 15. Prices are not posted yet.
I expect attendance will be way off from a year ago and be comparable to season six. The show sells out this area almost every year, even off years, but it will just take longer.
-What Not To Sing investigated whether singing a familiar song or an obscure song matters or not whether you get eliminated or not. After an exhaustive sutdy, the conclusion: it doesn’t make a difference.
-Ratings continue to slump on “Idol.” The early numbers last night were just 18.8 million with a 6.6/19 share among 18-49. It usually goes up a bit in the finals but this is still well below last year’s comparable top 6 performance show, which drew 24 million. That’s about a 20 percent drop off year over year. And this compares to 20.3 million for “Dancing With the Stars” Monday with a 4.3/13 among 18-49.