Sunday, July 6, 2008

Idols for the Holidays

If there’s anyone who knows how to capitalize on the “Idol” phenomenon, it’s Michael Orland.

Michael is the Pianist, Arranger and Associate Musical Director for “Idol.” But now, he has added musical director to his resume as he is directing two “Idol”-related shows.

“Idols in Concert!” has been appearing at the Rrazz Room at Hotel Nikko San Francisco since July 1st. Three Idols take the stage each night for solo, duet and ensemble performances from among 16 participating throughout the two-month run. Idols scheduled to appear are: Anwar Robinson, LaKisha Jones, Jon Peter Lewis, Gina Glocksen, Rickey Smith, Mikalah Gordon, Julia DeMato, Trenyce, RJ Helton, Constantine Maroulis, Jasmine Trias, Vonzell Solomon, Brandon Rogers, Christina Christian, Leah LaBelle, Camile Velasco and a special Idol to be announced later.

Now, Michael is adapting that show for the holidays with “Idols in Concert for the Holidays!” This time, however, the show is going on the road. The quartet scheduled to appear is Kimberly Caldwell, Diana DeGarmo, David Hernandez and Constantine Maroulis.

Michael tells me that the schedule hasn’t been set yet, but that it’s going to be “busy.” You know I am all over this one because of David and Constantine, so I will definitely keep you updated if this one comes close…

And you know I am hoping that it does…