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American Idol Live - Season 14 (Ruth Eckerd Hall - Clearwater, FL) - 7/07/15

Posted on 08. Jul, 2015 by Neal Nachman

The Season 14 - American Idol Live! tour kicked off at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on Tuesday offering fans the opportunity to see some of their favorite up-and-coming rising stars.

For the first time, the American Idol Live tour is only featuring the top five finalists, instead of the Top 10. Season 14 winner Nick Fradiani and finalists Clark Beckham, Jax, Rayvon Owen and Tyanna Jones performed several of their songs backed by a full band, where they shined brightly on the big stage before a very receptive crowd.

Unlike previous American Idol Live tours, the finalists were able to tell their individual stories and to spend quality time performing for the audience. The performers took turns throughout the night performing to the audience and ended the show with Fradiani performing a bunch of songs to cap off the night. This year’s live tour featuring a new format allowed the finalists to really showcase their talents and made the tour much more enjoyable for the audience than previous years.

One of the big standouts for the night was Jax, who seemed to really enjoy performing for the crowd. Her bubbly personality really showed during her performances and she was definitely the most energetic on stage. During one of her songs, she brought one of her little fans onstage accompanied with an ‘I Love Jax’ sign, as she sat down on the center stage and performed one of her songs sitting with the excited fan.

Another big stand out was American Idol winner Nick Fradiani. His stage presence and vocal ability showed why America selected him as the winner of American Idol. His performances were very polished, and showcased his great vocal range. He commanded the stage while performing and gave the audience a great taste of his talents. He will definitely have a bright future ahead of him.

Runner-up/Finalist Clark Beckham seemed to be a crowd favorite as the audience as he received a lot of applause when he performed his songs. While Rayvon and Tyanna really showcased their talents and gave many great performances throughout the night with their amazing voices.

This new format American Idol Live format really worked well for the new tour, which is gearing up for their 15th and final season. It was definitely a very enjoyable night for all who attended and hopefully the American Idol Live tour will utilize this same format again next year when the launch their launch their Season 15 American Idol Live tour.