‘Idol’ Finalists Perform ‘Forget You,’ ‘Stand By Me’ In Preparation for Concert Tour [VIDEO]

June 27, 2011 11:41 am

It’s been just one month since the gripping finale of “American Idol” that crowned 17-year-old Scotty McCreery, but there’s been little downtime for the 11 finalists of the highly-successful season 10. With the Idols Live! tour kicking off next month, the top 11 have been working on mastering songs and choreography for the full stage show set to kick off July 6 in West Valley City, Utah.

Cameras were invited to an Idols Live! rehearsal day last week and were treated by Casey, Haley, Jacob, James, Lauren, Naima, Paul, Pia, Scotty, Stefano and Thia to three songs from the tour. First up was a melodic rendition of Montgomery Gentry‘s “Gone,” a song which Scotty originally sang for “Songs from Then and Now” week. The group then broke out into a group favorite and industry standard “Stand By Me” by Ben E. King, a song that has been covered over 400 times by some of music’s biggest stars. Wrapping up the session, the Idols performed the obligatory hit of late 2010/early 2011, Cee Lo Green‘s Grammy Award-winning anthem, “Forget You.”

Watch all three songs below and click here to purchase tickets to Idols Live! for a performance near you!