Duluth to be invaded by 'American Idol' finalists


"American Idol" LIVE is coming to the Arena on Sunday. (Special Photo)


• What: “American Idol” LIVE! Tour

When: 7:30 p.m. Sunday

Where: The Arena at Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth

Cost: $33.50 to $66

For more information: Visit www.gwinnettcenter.com

DULUTH —If you missed the “Idol” craze last week at the auditions, don’t fret because you can get your fill of young talent this weekend.

On Sunday, Gwinnettians have a chance to get an up close and personal look at their favorite season 12 “American Idol” contestants because 11 of the top finalists are coming to the Arena at Gwinnett Center.

The finalist on tour are Amber Holcomb, Angie Miller, Burnell Taylor, Candice Glover (South Carolina native and season 12 winner), Curtis Finch Jr., Devin Velez, Janelle Arthur, Kree Harrison, Lazaro Arbos, Paul Jolley and Aubrey Cleland.

The Southern winner, Glover, took the title as the new “American Idol” winner in May. She’s known for her song “I Am Beautiful,” which was her coronation song that was released after her final performance on the show.

If you need a better reason to go to the concert than watching these finalists, $1 of every ticket purchased is being donated to The Melanoma Research Alliance to find treatments and help cure melanoma, a skin disease whose incidence is among the fastest growing cancers.

For more information about the foundation, visit www.curemelanoma.org.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.