'American Idol' Taylor Hicks to launch Vegas show - Article Photos 1/2

FILE - In this March 3, 2009, file photo, musician Taylor Hicks is interviewed in New York. Hicks, “American Idol” Season 5 winner, is getting his own short-term show on the Las Vegas Strip. Casino officials announced the Alabama native will headline an eight-week show at Bally’s Las Vegas beginning June 26. He’s the first “American Idol” winner or finalist to secure a Las Vegas residency. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)