If the last American Idol you watched included Kelly Clarkson and the curly-haired Justin something or other, it’s time for an update. Lucky for you South Carolina native Candice Glover, and winner of season 12 of American Idol, is coming to Charleston with the rest of last season’s crew. Finalists Amber Holcomb, Angie Miller, Burnell Taylor, Curtis Finch Jr., Devin Velez, Janelle Arthur, Kree Harrison, Lazaro Arbos, and Paul Jolley will perform with Glover at the North Charleston Coliseum on Aug. 5. Aubrey Cleland will also be joining the tour as the eleventh Idol finalist. The artists will perform top hits from the season with a few new pieces mixed in for the audience, in a variety of solo and group performances. “It’s a very big tour and a very important show,” says Alan Coker, marketing manager of the North Charleston Coliseum. “It makes perfect sense for them to come back here again with another winner living so close to Charleston.” For every ticket purchased for this tour, American Idol Live! will donate $1 to the Melanoma Research Alliance.
—Kailey Miller MONDAY