Throwback Thursday – American Idols Live 2003

03-07-18

Headliner:  Ruben Studdard
Opener(s): Clay Aiken, Kimberly Locke, Trenyce, Carmen Rasmusen, Kimberly Caldwell, Rickey Smith, Julia DeMato, Charles Grigsby
Cost: $56.63

Setlist:

Do I Do – Charles
Beautiful – Julia
The Way You Make Me Feel – Rickey
Stuck – Kim C
Up – Carmen
Proud Mary – Trenyce
Band of Gold – Kim L
This Is The Night – Clay
Superstar – Ruben
Never Too Much – Ruben
Lady Is A Tramp – Boys
Bootylicious –  Girls
The Girl Is Mine – Clay / Ruben
Inseparable – Kim L
Can I Get Your Attention – Ruben
Let’s Go Crazy – Charles / Rickey
Let’s Hear It For The Boy – Carmen
Can You Feel The Love Tonight – Clay
Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Kim L
Feel Good Time – Girls
If I Never Knew You – Rickey / Julia
I Have Nothing – Trenyce
I’m Every Woman – Girls
The Best Things In Life Are Free – Ruben / Kim L
Invisible – Clay
Imagine – Clay / Ruben / Kim L
God Bless The USA – All

Recap:

This was the tour for the 2nd year of Idol and the first season I had actually watched.  Tickets went on sale BEFORE the winner was announced or I probably would have boycotted because I wanted Clay to win!  Josh Gracin was missing from the show – I believe he had been deployed again – but I remember being super pissed off that they didn’t even MENTION him.

Where Are They Now:

Ruben Studdard – Most recently he had been seen on a season of “The Biggest Loser”, he has released 6 albums since winning the show.

Clay Aiken – Most recently was running for the North Carolina 2nd congressional district election. He has released several albums, performed on Broadway and in several shows in his home state of NC. He also appeared on a season of Celebrity Apprentice and came in 2nd.

Kimberly Locke – She seems to still be releasing music (as recently as 2012, at least) and has done some work on TV, in modeling and with charities.

Trenyce – She has a career in theater now most recently in London’s West End Company’s Thriller Live

Carmen Rasmusen  – Carmen hasn’t been very active in music but has gotten married and had 2 children. She now writes an entertainment column for a newspaper in Utah.

Kimberly Caldwell – She released her debut album in 2011 and has done some hosting on TV.

Rickey Smith – I can’t find much about Rickey. He sang backup with I saw Ruben in concert many years ago

Julia DeMato – Julia never did much else as far as music was concerned. She did have a baby a couple of years after Idol and was arrested for drugs and DWI.

Charles Grigsby – Charles released an EP in 2005 and a single in 2011.

 

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