Former ‘American Idol’ contestant Kellie Pickler stopped by HollywoodLife.com, and she let us in on all of the behind-the-scenes secrets of the ‘AI’ finale. We have all of the EXCLUSIVE details of the reunions, rehearsals and after parties, right here!
Oh my gosh, SO MUCH went on behind-the-scenes of the finale of American Idol! Former contestant Kellie Pickler stopped by HollywoodLife.com to give us the EXCLUSIVE details on all of the emotional reunions, crazy rehearsals and wild after parties. Here’s the scoop!
“It’s bittersweet,” explained Kellie while chatting with the HollywoodLife.com podcast. “But it was a great night. It was like an Idol family reunion because they brought all of the Idol contestants from 15 seasons.” Kellie explains that it may have seemed organized, but it was kind of a mess behind the scenes. “It was a circus backstage, there were a lot of us running around like crazy, but we had the best time. It was so much fun, a big celebration of the show and crowning the new Idol winner. It was nice.”
It seemed weird that it was a “circus” backstage, until Kellie told us that they didn’t even really rehearse! “We started rehearsing the week before. So we had about a week, but having said that, we weren’t all there the week during rehearsals because everyone has their own gigs and shows. All of us, probably 60 Idols, we never really rehearsed together.” Yikes!
The show was definitely fun, but it’s the after parties that everyone was most excited about. “There were definitely after parties, for sure,” Kellie explained. “But it was a party the whole week.” Everyone was just so excited to hang out again! “You kind of build this little family when you’re on the show, because we’re living together and we go through this whole Idol ringer together. You build relationships and friendships that last a lifetime.”
However, with the allergens in Hollywood, it wasn’t always a walk in the park. Luckily, Kellie has a secret weapon. “I discovered Flonase, which has changed my life. I can finally do my job, I perform outdoors, singing and traveling, different climates all the time.” Follow our journey at BeGreater.Flonase.com and #BEGREATER!
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