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American Idols Live! Tour 2009 Invades Atlanta Friday

The Top Ten are shown performing "Don't Stop Believing" as their closing song.

The Top Ten are shown performing

Season 8 winner Kris Allen

Season 8 winner Kris Allen

Crowd favorite and runner-up Adam Lambert

Crowd favorite and runner-up Adam Lambert

The American Idols Live! Tour 2009 (see the full photo gallery here) entertained a sold out Gwinnett Arena on Friday night, July 31, 2009. The eighth season produced a very strong Top 10, featuring Season 8 winner Kris Allen, Adam Lambert, Allison Iraheta, Anoop Desai, Danny Gokey, Lil Rounds, Matt Giraud, Megan Joy, Michael Sarver and Scott MacIntyre. The group is shown performing “Don’t Stop Believing” as their closing song. The extremely diverse crowd, from babies to seniors, overwhelmingly screamed loudest all night for runner-up Adam Lambert, who appears to be the next superstar to emerge from the reality show. Adam performed “Mad World” and hit some phenominal high notes. Other stand-outs included the inspirational, blind Scott MacIntyre, Kris Allen and Matt Giraud. The closing number, “Don’t Stop Believing,” featured all of the Top Ten finalists. Who did you think were the best performers at the Atlanta show? For other concert photography linked to Access Atlanta, please visit RobbsPhotos.com for Atlanta Concert Photography Galleries.  by Atlanta Photographer Robb Cohen

6 comments Add your comment

Ann

August 1st, 2009
10:02 am

Hi Robb,
I was at the show last night and was amazed by the crowd reaction to Adam. I agree he will be the next superstar from the show, perhaps bigger than any other top ten x-idol. I also agree with your stand-outs. Scott was wonderful..better than I ever remember him performing on the show and I enjoyed Matt and Kris. It was a great concert. I look forward to seeing your gallery!
Ann

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August 1st, 2009
12:54 pm

They made an appearance at Coca-Cola headquarters yesterday. Very nice group of kids. Stood around for a lot of autographs and pictures.

Too bad the show is such a mockery and a waste of airtime.

ChippersLoveChild

August 2nd, 2009
10:50 am

I disagree. I think the talent level was Adam, Allison, Danny, and Anoop. I would even put Kris behind Matt and Scott. I think from the screaming of teens/tweens it’s obvious how Kris won, but he certainly was nowhere near the best.

Ann

August 2nd, 2009
11:19 am

First, I couldn’t possibly disagree with any love child of Chipper’s, were talking “Jones” right? But I don’t have to, we are agreeing Adam is tops. Kris really didn’t draw that much crowd response I thought. And yes, I forget to mention Allison and Danny which will surely go on to have very successful careers. I’d pay to go see them both as well as Scott and Matt and will never miss Adam. Go Braves!

JW

August 2nd, 2009
3:35 pm

It was a good concert!! Scott and Matt did great!! But my all time favorite was Danny!!! Adam was okay… don’t care for that type of music. Kris looked like he was worn out!!

Mary

August 2nd, 2009
8:27 pm

YEAH for Danny!! Yes–JW he is my favorite too!