“ American Christmas” features former American Idol contestants: Alexis Stone Lopez (Season1 Finalist), Angela Peel (Season 1 Finalist), Ayla Brown (Season 5 Finalist), Frenchie Davis (Season 2 Contestant), Jasmine Trias (Season 3 2nd runner-up to Carrie Underwood), Joe Murenas (Season 4 Finalist), Julia DeAmato (Season 2 Finalist), Lindsey Cardinale (Season 4 Finalist), Lisa Leuschner (Season 2 Finalist), Maynard Triplets (Season 4 Contestants), Melissa McGee (Season 5 Finalist), Mikalah Gordon (Season 4 Finalist), Nikki Mckibbin (Season 1, 2nd runner-up to Kelly Clarkson), Perla (Season 6 Contestant), Amy Davis (Season 7 Contestant), Ricky Smith (Season 2, 8th Place Finalist), Trenyce (Season 2, 5th Place Finalist), Vonzel Solomon (Season 3, 5th Place Finalist), and RJ Helton (Season 1, 5th Place Finalist).
The venue for Christmas in August was located at Cinespace in Hollywood right along Hollywood Boulevard—which caused a lot of traffic once fans spotted some of their favorite AI’s on the red carpet. Many by-passers could not resist trying to get a peak through all the photographers and media people getting the scoop on the red carpet. Guest Included Ariel Winter ( Speed Racer), Comedian Luenelle ( Borat, Katt Williams American Hustle: The Movie), Darin Brooks ( Days of Our Lives), Ultimate Fighter’s, Daniel Puder, The Wrecking, many others and of course AI performers of the night— Nikki Mckibbin, Alexis Stone Lopez, Amy Davis, Trenyce, and The Maynard Triplets.
My favorite AI’s on the red carpet were Trenyce and Amy Davis—they looked gorgeous! Amy looked very classy in a black simple blouse, khaki shorts, and great legs while Trenyce wore a short, shiny designed couture dress that sparkled all night long. Both girls were very comfortable, collected, and gracious through out the evening.
The performances of the night showcased the true talent of these young go-getters. They really are talented and proved that you don’t have to end up the winner of American Idol to gain success in this industry. They amazed the audience with their poise, confidence, and not to forget their ability to sing a good a tune. As far as my raves go for the night, I was impressed with these talented youngsters as they demonstrated great showmanship by themselves and with each other working towards their common goal to reach the top of the charts. AI fans will be proud and, I’m sure, will love “ American Christmas” when it releases in November.