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Clark Beckham, Rayvon Owen talk life after 'American Idol'


Dave Paulson, dnpaulson@tennessean.com

Clark Beckham was exhausted. Two days after the singer from White House, Tenn., finished in second place on "American Idol," he flew to Nashville, ready to unwind at home after months of nonstop competition, cameras and interviews. It also was his 23rd birthday.

"I was like, 'Oh my gosh. I can't wait to go home and do nothing,' " he tells The Tennessean. " 'Just lay down and watch Netflix and not do anything for like a week.' "

That feeling lasted for about 24 hours.

"I was shaking the next day, just dying to do something," he recalls. "I didn't want to just sit around. I wanted to be writing, making music, going out there and being heard."

Luckily, Beckham didn't have to wait long. He and the rest of the "Idol" 2015 Top 5 contestants — including champion Nick Fradiani and Belmont University alum Rayvon Owen — are now on the "American Idol Live" concert tour, which is stopping in 37 cities over the next two months.