It’s been quite an experience for a Chesapeake mother and daughter who flew to Los Angeles for the big American Idol Finale.
Jessica & Cindy at Idol
You watched it here on Fox 43 TV, but Cynthia and Jessica Chang got to see it live in the Nokia Theater. And they even got into an after party! They were tired, but stuck around and got to meet former Idol champ and country singer, Scotty McCreary.
Jessica with former Idol winner Scotty McCreary
Cynthia won the Fox 43/Hot 100.5 “Finale fly away” contest. They emailed me pictures and notes during their trip. Jessica got to meet many of the Idol contestants and got lots of autographs.
- Jessica with with Idol contestants Paul, Devin, and Curtis
- Jessica got all of the autographs
They could see the red carpet being set up from their hotel room.
Jessica near the red carpet at the Nokia Theater
When they weren’t at the show, she and her mom checked out the L.A. Zoo and the Grammy Museum.
Jessica at the Grammy Museum next to Cee-Lo’s outfit
They say the trip, the weather, and the experience have been perfect and we’re glad we could be a part of it here at Fox 43. And Jessica has quite the story to tell and pictures to share with her classmates at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy when she gets back home.
- Jessica representing her school Nansemond-Suffolk Academy outside Nokia
Here’s some of what Cindy sent me in her own words:
“Everybody seemed so excited to be there. A host named Corey got the crowd all energized before the show, and he’d interact with the crowd between commercial breaks.
It was neat to see how fast the crew worked to change sets in that brief time during the commercial break. Staff would swarm the judges to fix make-up and hair. That made me chuckle a little bit. Keith Urban several times went to the crowd in those brief minutes and engaged. Gave one gal a Birthday hug.
Both Kree and Candice were Amazing! I couldn’t vote, because I’d be voting for both of them! Kree is a country girl, so I am sure I will be following her career more closely and certainly will see her perform again in the future, since I’m a big concert buff. I will get off the plane in Norfolk tomorrow to go directly to the Luke Bryan concert at the amphitheater. Jessica is a big Hot 100.5 listener, so she will be following Candice (& Angie who she adores) more closely.
I’m not sure what we will be doing today before the show. We may go to the Zoo if it isn’t too far.
Thanks for being a part of our excitement. This has been a very special time for my daughter & I!Jessica was able to see all of the Idols from a short distance away. Most came to the fence and signed autographs. Jessica got autographs from Angie, Lazero, Burnell, Janelle, Paul, Curtis, & Amber.The show was wonderful. It was fun to see how they do the show. Very Exciting! Both Kree and Candice were fantastic!”
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