Arts & Entertainment

Idols: From TV to Toyota Center

Four American Idol finalists who are touring together will make a stop in the Tri-Cities on Dec. 9 for the American Stars in Concert for the Holidays event at Toyota Center in Kennewick.

David Hernandez, Kimberley Locke, Chikezie Eze and Diana DeGarmo make up the foursome.

Hernandez was an Idol finalist during the TV series' seventh season. He's since made guest appearances on The Ellen Degeneres Show, Today and Access Hollywood.

Locke has had eight top 20 adult contemporary hits since her American Idol debut during season three, where she came in second behind winner Fantasia Barrino.

Eze earned a spot as a semifinalist during the show's sixth season but it wasn't until the seventh season that he became a top 10 finalist on the show.

DeGarmo made her American Idol debut in season three. Since then, she released her first album, Blue Skies, in 2004 and portrayed Penny Pingleton in the Broadway hit musical Hairspray in 2006. She also toured with Brooklyn: The Musical that same year with notable Tony Award winners Melba Moore and Cleavant Derricks.

Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Admission is $30 to $57. Tickets are available at the box office, at or by calling 735-0500.

Tickets purchased through Ticketmaster are subject to service charges. Discounts also are available for groups of 20 or more. More information on the discounts is available by calling 737-3722.

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