The Top 10 contestants of "American Idol" officially kicked off their summer tour in Portland on Sunday, July 5. And before they took the stage to perform, each of them gave interviews of what has happened between the end of the season and the tour.
The Idols were doing it in pairs, winner Kris Allen sat with Anoop Desai, runner-up Adam Lambert with Lil Rounds, second runner-up Danny Gokey with Michael Sarver, Allison Iraheta with Scott MacIntyre and Megan Joy with Matt Giraud. The Anoop-Kris pair in particular was able to generate laughter when Anoop said that he has been registering to online fansites of Kris'.
This troupe will be touring across U.S. up to September 15 at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester. Matt explained how the tour will go, saying "The order of performances goes in the order of elimination. So, since I was the first of the top 10 to be eliminated, I'm opening the show. And the higher you got in the competition, the more songs you get to do in your own set."
Hours after completing the show in Portland, Kris tweeted "first show was awesome! thank you portland". Adam wrote, "Our first show was so much fun!! Portland's audience was amaaaazing!" Allison also shared, "thank you portland for being awesome!! you made our first show sooo SO SO SO SO SO MUCH FUN!!!!! xD"