|American Idol Stars in Toronto (L to R): Tim Urban, Matt Giraud, Blake Lewis, Didi Benami, Michael Johns & Mr. Will-W.|
Hard Rock Hotels put together a fun Showcase tonight with some v. familiar faces here tonight in Toronto at the Hard Rock Cafe! Some popular American Idol Finalists including Tim Urban, Matt Giraud, Michael Johns, Didi Benami and Blake Lewis performing an array of Covers and Originals before the intimate - predominantly Lady-filled - audience. Even Barney the Dinosaur showed up for the festivities! And there was lots of Crème Brûlée to go around. Sold!
Benami was extremely fun and bubbly, running over to give me a hug after winding-down with a glass of Wine following her performance, which saw her accompanied by her Guitar. Michigan Native Giraud tells me, "All you people in Toronto are so damn nice!", to which I told him "Of course, we love American Idol more than Canadian Idol here!", drawing a big laugh from him.
Urban, who currently is working on a full-length Disc, spent quality time in the hallway chatting intimately with some adoring Female Fans and although the Party was beginning to wind down after 11:00 PM, Lewis was just getting started, heading off to Brooklyn on Queen Street for more fun! Of tonight's Guests, the Singer/Songwriter/Beatboxer has had the greatest success, particularly on Billboard's Dance Charts.
(Photo credit: Mr. Will-W.)