Singer, musician and “American Idol” season seven champion David Cook takes a ride Aug. 17, 2009 aboard the Magic Carpets of Aladdin attraction at the Magic Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Joining Cook on the family vacation to Walt Disney World were his nieces and nephews: Pictured are Gracie (right), age 6 and Marshall (held by Cook), 18 months. (Garth Vaughan, photographer)
New video from Disney features lots of American Idolers wishing you the best at the American Idol Experience.
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If you missed the simulcast of the blue carpet event here on Stitch Kingdom, please do not fret. (Okay, you can fret just a little bit). Coming soon is most of the raw footage from the event so you can catch all of your favorite American Idol (and Disney) stars as they graced the blue carpet prior to the main event.
Videos after the jump. Read more…
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Largest-Ever Gathering of ‘American Idol’ Winners Joins in Premiere of Attraction at Walt Disney World
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (Feb. 12, 2009) – With the largest-ever gathering of “American Idol” winners joining in the celebration, Walt Disney World Resort Thursday night raised the curtain on “The American Idol Experience,” a new attraction capturing the energy and excitement of the hit TV show.
Thursday’s grand premiere, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, was attended by all seven winners of the series, from season-one winner Kelly Clarkson to season-seven champion David Cook. Joining Cook and Clarkson were Jordin Sparks (season six), Taylor Hicks (five), Carrie Underwood (four), Fantasia Barrino (three) and Ruben Studdard (two). Read more…
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A scheduled live performance by David Cook to air on Good Morning America this morning didn’t go quite as planned when problems causing the audio to intermittently cut out forced the aired performance to end prematurely.
With any luck, I will soon have video from GMA available featuring what little of the performance there was as well as an additional tour of the new American Idol Experience through the eyes of ABC weatherman Sam Champion and Cook’s colleague, David Archuletta.
As I announced a week ago in this post, David Cook is set to perform at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on February 12 in honor of the American Idol Experience which marks its official opening on February 14. Cook is expected to perform twice throughout the day: the first performance as part of an appearance on Good Morning America and the second as part of a Media Event which begins at 4:30 PM. The Media Event is a private event and will not be open to guests in the park unfortunately. There is still some speculation as to whether guests will be invited to the GMA performance, so all hope is not yet lost.
In related news, AI runner-up Jason Castro has announced that he will also be appearing at the event by way of his official site. Castro also breaks the news that the event will include ‘over 25 American Idol personalities’ in a motorcade up Hollywood Boulevard.
And speaking of the American Idol Experience, AI David Cook himself is set to perform in honor of the new attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on February 12.
Unfortunately I don’t have any more details beyond that but if you know of more or will be able to attend and take photos or even just want to check back in and let me know how it goes, please email me at [email protected]