This year's top 10 American Idols are in the middle of rehearsing for this summer's big Idols Live Tour, which kicks off July 6 in Detroit, but they recently took some time to chat with reporters at the rehearsal scene in Los Angeles, dropping some hints about their concert setlists and discussing what's next for them after the tour. Up first were DeAndre Brackensick, Heejun Han, and Erika Van Pelt, then Skylar Laine, Elise Testone, and Colton Dixon, and now, finally, are fourth-placer Hollie Cavanagh, third-placer Joshua Ledet, and runner-up Jessica Sanchez. (Winner Phillip Phillips, who recently underwent major kidney surgery, didn't do interviews that day, but you can see him hanging out on the scene with the other nine Idols in this adorable clip.)
In the final three interviews below, Jessica talks about her debut album (yes, it will be a full album, contrary to some previous reports); the "WGWG" controversy that ensued when she lost to Phillip; and why she doesn't think she was musically represented properly on "Idol," partially due to Jimmy Iovine's advice, but how the tour and her album will be more suitable showcases for her signature urban style.
Then Joshua talks about the uproar that ensued when he didn't win; how he's going to "lose his mind" on the "insane" tour; how he and Fantasia got in trouble when they kept on singing on the Season 11 finale; and how he's planning to record a Michael Jackson-esque album of "clean," "not phony" music that the whole family can enjoy.
And finally, Hollie talks about being back with her "Idol" family, how her newfound confidence will help her on the road, and how far she's come since her nervous first audition back in Season 10.
See you all on the tour!
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