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American Idol Live!

When: Mon., Aug. 6 2012

Fans of the popular TV show American Idol can show their Palmetto State pride on Monday evening at the North Charleston Coliseum, where American Idol Live! will feature this season’s top 10 finalists, including Charleston’s very own Elise Testone. A native of New Jersey, Testone moved to Charleston in 2005 and became a busy fixture in the Holy City’s music scene. She performed often at local venues, and she also organized the annual James Brown Dance Party. Testone will perform at the coliseum alongside fellow contestants Colton Dixon, DeAndre Brackensick, Erika Van Pelt, Heejun Han, Hollie Cavanagh, Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet, Phillip Phillips, and Skylar Laine. The group launched a summer tour in Detroit on July 6, and they’ll be traveling across the nation on a 45-date tour. “Every year we are amazed at the extraordinary wealth of untapped talent that is discovered on American Idol, and we couldn’t be happier with this season’s top 10 contestants,” said 19 Entertainment President Iain Pirie in a recent press release. “We are truly excited to bring our contestants on tour across America directly to our fans’ hometowns.” Ticket prices for American Idol Live! range from $30.50 to $66. One dollar from every ticket sold will be donated to the Heart Foundation, an organization that raises money and awareness to prevent heart disease. Show time is 7 p.m.

Deanna Kerley

Price: $66, $46, $30.50

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