Though their 15 minutes of fame may be up on the small screen, former contestants from popular singing competitions like “The Voice” and “American Idol” keep plenty busy following the finale, and we’ve tracked down some of the hottest summer shows featuring your favorite past performers.
Eleven of the top finalists from the 12th season of “American Idol” are hitting the road together for the traditional American Idols LIVE! Tour 2013, which kicks off on July 19 at the ShoWare Center in Kent, Wash. Fans will get a live look at Candice Glover, Angie Miller, Kree Harrison, Amber Holcomb, Janelle Arthur, Lazaro Arbos, Devin Velez, Burnell Taylor, Curtis Finch, Jr., Paul Jolley, and Aubrey Cleland for a mix of singing and choreographed performances.
Meanwhile, many of the winners from season’s past can also be found on stages around the country. Fantasia Barrino, Scotty McCreery, and Carrie Underwood have several tour dates scheduled throughout the remainder of the summer, while Phillip Phillips earned a prime spot opening for John Mayer on his current venture. Additionally, Taylor Hicks has been maintaining a residency at the Paris Las Vegas in Sin City since 2012, and that is slated to continue into November.
Last, but certainly not least, is of course the original “American Idol” winner, Kelly Clarkson, whose unmatched success arguably helped pave the way for future contestants. After her appearance on stage at Wrigley Field as part of Jason Aldean’s Night Train Tour on July 20, Clarkson will be on the road alongside Adam Levine and Maroon 5 for the Honda Civic Tour 2013.
Speaking of Levine, his hit show, “The Voice,” has become ever-popular with fans thanks to its fresh spin on the genre. In addition to Levine, other judges from the show will be using the hiatus to hit the concert circuit, as Blake Shelton’s Ten Times Crazier Tour is scheduled to kick off on July 19, while Cee Lo Green is slated to perform at several international festivals prior to embarking on the Goodie Mob Tour with his Atlanta-based hip-hop group.
After Javier Colon captured the title in the first season of “The Voice,” Jermaine Paul, Cassadee Pope and Danielle Bradbery followed with wins of their own in the hopes of launching a successful music career. Season three winner, Cassadee Pope, who first gained popularity as the lead singer of the band, Hey Monday, can be seen at the legendary Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn., for a solo performance alongside Darius Rucker and Thomas Rhett on July 16.