I had the opportunity to sit down with several of this past season's American Idol contestants during their recent tour stop in Sacramento, CA.
Tim Urban and I discuss the tour, life after Idol, and what he thinks about Ellen's decision to leave the judges panel after one season.
How’s the tour been?
It’s been pretty great. I feel like we’re all kind of used to it at this point, cause we’re close to being done, we have only 10 more shows, so at this point we’re all kind of in the groove. It’s really a pretty incredible tour.
I was actually at the Mountain View show. It was a great show, I really enjoyed it.
I appreciate that. That was a really good show. The crowd was nuts that night.
You were originally eliminated during Hollywood week, you were brought back to the show and now you’re on tour. How does that feel?
You know, it’s added on top of everything else as a reminder of how blessed I have been and how blessed I am to be sitting here talking with you. Thinking back on my American Idol journey, just the whole process, I’ve realized that it really is just one huge blessing. I had no idea what was happening the whole time, but it all worked out.
So, what are you going to remember the most from tour, since you did say that you have 10 shows left, what are you going to take from it?
I think for me, I’m going to remember meeting the different fans and just kind of that whole thing. You know, I’ll always remember what it feels like to walk out on that stage. It’s a very unique experience. It’s hard to explain, and I don’t think I’ll duplicate it. Walking out on that stage is something I’ll always remember.
After tour, what’s next?
What’s next? Well, I’m working on an album. I’m actually working on that right now. I’m working on getting all of the songs picked out for it, and I’ve got some guys back home who I’m working with back in Texas. So, I’m going to get that out, and actually I’m going back to LA and try to do some acting.