American Idol viewing parties take over Union Station bar


1 comment
Why wish a fiery death on Simon Cowell from on the couch at home when you can join the cheering section at Union Station’s free American Idol Viewing Party? Every time the Fox talent show is on, the gay-friendly club, just over the bridge from downtown, broadcasts it on its widescreen TV. .... As far as loyal Paul Camp and Kelly Ignacio can tell, the seventh season of the reality-TV juggernaut is boiling down to a battle of the Davids vs. Amanda. Among the 20 pop-tart wannabes left in the competition, 17-year-old David Archuleta of Utah and 24-year-old David Hernandez of Arizona have Camp in their corner. “The 17-year-old has a voice to remember. A tear in my eye and a chill down my spine,” he says. “And Hernandez’ performances have been amazing. It looks like there’s a difference between someone singing their best and a natural vocalist.” While the 10 male contestants tried to impress Simon, Paula, and Randy during Tuesday night’s show and the 10 girls went last night, tonight is the results’ show. Ignacio is putting 23-year-old Amanda Overmyer of Indiana on the short list of competitors, who’ll make it to the Top-12 in a couple weeks. “She’s got the whole package: that Janis Joplin voice with that awesome-cool hair,” she says. “She looks and sounds like the offspring of a Harley-biker chick and Bob Seger.” Find out for yourself whenever the show airs, at 2814 Detroit Avenue, or call 216-357-2997 for details. -- Cris Glaser

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month.