MJ found Begy Booking International’s rates for hiring an “American Idol” contestant out for an event. She said they may be out of date and can’t vouch for their accuracy but it’s not surprising you’d need a pretty deep wallet to book Carrie Underwood or Kelly Clarkson.
When Kellie Carrie Fan and I were trying to figure out how much Coca Cola a few weeks ago had been paid for Kelly Clarkson to show up to sing 10 songs at Centennial Olympic Park, we figured it was definitely in the low six figures. We were likely low if this site is accurate because it says her asking price starts at breathtaking $350,000. Lee what’s his face? A relative bargain starting at $15,000.
I am presuming these are for private and corporate events and involves actual singing, not just merely showing up and taking pictures or singing autographs.
We Are The Fallen (Carly Smithson) $5-10k
Blake Lewis $10k+
Lee DeWyze $15-25k
Crystal Bowersox $15-25k
Danny Gokey $30k+
David Archuleta $30-40k
David Cook $30-50k
Adam Lambert $40-50k+
Kellie Pickler $50-60k
Clay Aiken $85-100k+
Jennifer Hudson $100k+
Kelly Clarkson $350-500k+
Carrie Underwood $350-500k+
- I’m also later this week going to talk to season 4’s Anthony Fedorov, who is starring in the national tour of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” which comes to Atlanta’s Fox Theatre June 21 to 26.
Hollywood Reporter caught up with him during the finals last month: