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May 16, 2011

AT&T Brings 'American Idol' Closer to Fans

By Calvin Azuri, TMCnet Contributor

AT&T (News - Alert) has announced that it will be providing AMERICAN IDOL fans with new and exciting opportunities to interact with their favorite contestants. The contest, with one of the highest viewer ratings is in its final stages with the country gearing up to crown the winner of Season 10 of AMERICAN IDOL, on Wednesday, May 25.  

Fans have been presented with the opportunity of joining their favorite Idol contestant on a hometown visit and also the opportunity of coming face to face with past contestants.

The New Idol-themed events include AT&T Idol Celebration in which AT&T will host a first-ever free AT&T Idol Celebration on-site in Los Angeles before the final performance show on Tuesday, May 24. Former Idol contestants lined up for the performance are Kimberly Caldwell (Season 2), Diana DeGarmo (Season 3), Bo Bice (Season 4), Ace Young (Season 5), Blake Lewis (Season 6) and Jason Castro (Season 7).

Three "AT&T Idol Superfans" will also have the unique opportunity of joining hands with remaining contestants – Lauren Alaina, Scott McCreery and Haley Reinhart – on hometown visits tomorrow, May 14. The Idols will stop at a local AT&T store and will be greeted by one of the Superfan contest winners.

AT&T $10,000,000 Idol Sweepstakes which is the largest to date will go to one lucky fan who gets a winning trip for two to the AMERICAN IDOL finale and will also have a shot at playing for $10 million on May 24. Including the MOTOROLA ATRIX 4G, a number of other prizes will also be given out.

AT&T Inc. is a leading communications holding company and a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. The corporation provides excellent wireless coverage on a global scale and also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse and AT&T DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is considered to be the most advanced in the world. For more information on AT&T Inc., please visit http://www.att.com/

Calvin Azuri is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Calvin’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Juliana Kenny