The show is the last and only Asian date of the group’s 45-city tour of the United States.
In 2010, the “American Idol” live tour—which featured grand winner Scott Mc Creery and 10 others, including 11th-placer Filipino-American Thia Megia—debuted in Manila for two nights, also at the Big Dome.
Tour 2012 is a summer concert tour in the United States, Canada and Philippines that features the Top 10 contestants of the eleventh season of American Idol.
The tour began in July 6, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan and ended in September 21, 2012 in Quezon City, Philippines.
Six contestants from this season were signed to record labels.
She held back when the Philippine Daily Inquirer asked whether she would be doing a commercial for leading food chain Jollibee, explaining that she couldn’t reveal anything yet, except for clothing brand Bench which announced it recently on social networking sites Twitter and Facebook.
Several contestants that were not signed by a record label have independently released music, such as Hollie Cavanagh, Joshua Ledet, Erika Van Pelt, Jeremy Rosado and Shannon Magrane.
Additionally, Skylar Laine signed to 19 Entertainment's management and was in the process of finding a label, but she later parted ways with them.
The season set a record when 132 million votes were gathered for the finale.
On May 23, 2012, Phillip Phillips became the winner of the eleventh season of American Idol, beating Jessica Sanchez, the first female recipient of the judges' save.