Staff pick: American Idols Live

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

After getting the boot from "American Idol," Season 9 finalist Didi Benami said she was sick the whole time she was competing, suggesting that she could've done better. Decide for yourself whether she would have won if she'd been healthier - and see Ohio native Crystal Bowersox's new and improved teeth - when the top 10 perform at Nationwide Arena. The singers say they have more leeway to do what they want musically on the tour than on the TV show, so we'll get to see what they're like when they're not pandering to Simon and Randy.

Nationwide Arena

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 27

200 W. Nationwide Blvd., Arena District

nationwidearena.com