Saturday, March 10, 2007

Back From LaLa Land now you've probably figured out that the "nameless show" that we attended in L.A. was American Idol. I don't know if I've had much more fun in my life! I just hope that I looked ok on tv, and it didn't cost Chris votes. :) I won't go into all of the details about how the show works. My buddy Don does a great job of that here. The only difference was - we got to stay in the "red room" for the entire Thursday show. It was hard seeing the parents and friends of the ones who got kicked off. We got to talk to Sundance's wife for a bit, and she was really nice. Jarod's parents were great as well. We were on the couch that faces away from the studio, so when Chris was told that he made it through, we couldn't actually see it. The rest of the night we had to lean over the couch or go to the side rails to see the show. Carrie Underwood was AWESOME. She was up with us before she came out and wished everyone the best. Very nice. Here are a few pictures from our Hollywood adventure:

This was us hanging with Chris after the Tuesday show at his hotel. People were stopping him everywhere we went and telling him what songs he should sing!
After the Thursday show, I got to go with Chris and hang out at the "American Idol Top 12 Party". This is a picture of the red carpet madness. It took 2 hours for them to get through it!
Here are a couple pics of Chris and Gina getting interviewed
Me and Chris on the Red Carpet
This pic is a bit fuzzy, but this is me hangin' with former idols: Justin Guarini, Kimberly Caldwell (center) and Paris Bennet. Aren't you really jealous now?!? :)

That was an unbelievable experience. Thanks Chris for letting us be a small part of your craziness!


Anonymous said...


Does Chris have a "Secret Blog" at It seems like him, but I didn't think he could keep a blog while a contestant on American Idol. It's very funny and harmless, but I wondered if you knew whether Chris was writing it our a friend.

Thanks, and may the Lord bless you and Chris.

Chris Surratt said...

Chris does not have a secret blog. That is someone else writing it in Chris' name.

Mendy said...


Great pictures! You guys look like you had a great time. I was wondering about the "secret" blog too. I didn't think that Chris would be the type of person to break the rules like that. Glad to know it's not him.

Looking forward to Church Sunday. We had to miss this past week (drill). Take care, Chris.