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“American Idol”: Oklahoma City included in cross-country microphone relay event

Melissa Hayer Modified: April 24, 2013 at 3:31 pm •  Published: February 14, 2013

Oklahoma City is among the stops during “American Idol’s” “Idol Across America,” a cross country relay of the “Idol” microphone, traveling from New York City to the “Idol” stage in Los Angeles.

Sponsored by Ford, Coca-Cola and AT&T, the “mic” will start its journey in New York City on Friday, March 1, when host Ryan Seacrest will kick off the two-week, 5,000-mile trek to the “Idol” stage.

The “mic” will arrive just in time for the Top 10 live performance show, airing from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 13  on Fox.

Local “Idols” – fans, inspirational heroes, local officials and former “American Idols” – will walk, run, bike, row, drive, skateboard, line-dance, roller-skate, skip, scooter and fly the “mic,” among other means of travel, from state to state with their friends and family cheering them along the way. One lucky relay team member will win tickets to the “American Idol” finale.

From New York, the journey continues on to Boston, MA (March 2); Philadelphia, PA (March 3); Washington, D.C. (March 4); Atlanta, GA (March 5); Nashville, TN (March 6); Detroit, MI (March 7); Chicago, IL (March 8); Oklahoma City, OK (March 9); Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (March 10); Phoenix, AZ (March 11); Las Vegas, NV (March 12); and Los Angeles, CA (March 13).

The relay will take the “Idol” “mic” to iconic American landmarks, such as the Statue of Liberty, Fenway Park, the Liberty Bell, the Washington Monument, the Grand Ole Opry, the Grand Canyon, the Las Vegas Strip and finally, the “American Idol” stage.

The nationwide tour, produced by Civic Entertainment Group, will allow fans to celebrate the cultural phenomenon that is “American Idol,” according to a news release.

Beginning, Tuesday, Feb. 19, fans interested in joining the “Idol” Relay Team should visit Also on the “Idol” site, fans can follow the “mic” and the Relay Team in real time via an interactive map as they make their way across the country. Throughout the trek, exclusive videos, photos and updates will be available on, as well as on Facebook (, Instagram ( and Twitter (@AmericanIdol). Join the conversation using #IDOLusa.

“Idol Across America” will pass through the following cities on its trek to the “Idol” stage in Los Angeles.  Check out for additional details and locations.

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