The atmosphere at Levine Children’s Hospital (LCH) was full of excitement as the 2013 American Idols (AI) walked into a packed crowd of patients and fans who had waited for their appearance at Seacrest Studios. This year’s AI finalists were in the middle of their LIVE road tour when they stopped in North Carolina. Candice Glover, the 2013 winner of the talent competition, joined the group in Charlotte to sing Happy Birthday to an LCH patient who had never missed an episode of the hit show, and who could not be in the studio.
During their interview, the group talked about auditioning for American Idol, life on the road, believing in yourself and where they like to shop in Charlotte, before signing autographs and taking pictures with patients. “If you are an artist, it is important to be different. It’s important to be unique. It’s important to have something that sets you apart from everybody else. As an artist, it is always important to know what you want to be, who you want to be, and how you want to portray yourself.” – Curtis Finch, Jr.
An immeasurable amount of encouragement was left behind in Charlotte as the group departed. LCH patients will be watching when the new season of American Idol returns in January. Thanks to everyone for the special visit!