We’re just days away from the season finale of American Idol season 11, and who better to give us an inside scoop of the show than someone who’s experienced it first hand and won!
Season 5 Idol winner Taylor Hicks sat in with the K-EARTH 101 Morning Show to talk all things Idol and more about his latest musical projects that includes an eight-week residency at Bally’s Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, plus his upcoming appearing on Fox’s brand new dating show The Choice!
Taylor also shared his memories of Robin Gibb after his passing this weekend. In the first part of the interview, Taylor shares a story about the time he met the Bee Gees’ Robin and Barry a couple years back. The brothers “knocked on [his] trailer door” where they just sat and talked music and were later joined by Michael McDonald.
“It was just one of those moments when you pinch yourself,” said Taylor. “I followed the Bee Gees; I studied them. They are one of the most historic songwriters and collaborators in music.”
To hear more of the story, listen to the first part of the interview where Taylor also talks about what it’s like on set of the American Idol season finale and his upcoming eight-week Las Vegas show residency at Bally’s Hotel & Casio beginning June 26th.
In part two of the interview, Taylor talks more about his appearance on the new Fox dating show The Choice starting June 7th. Taylor is one of the celebrity bachelors who looks for love on the show by only hearing the contestant’s voice.
Taylor explains the show is “like Love Connection, The Dating Game and The Voice all wrapped into one” and describes all the crazy situations he experienced being on the show with Jersey Shore’s ‘The Situation.’
But when asked if he found love on the show, Taylor is staying hush and teases, “We’ll see. I’m not going to give away the answer.”
I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what happens. Listen to the second part of our interview with Taylor below!