American Idol Finale

American Idol Finale
TCL Executive Producer Christian Unser has been recapping this season of American Idol.  He’s back with the news of who was crowned the new American Idol.  Plus, he takes a look back on his prediction from the beginning.

American Idol’s Top 7

American Idol’s Top 7
American Idol went from 10 contestants down to their Top 7.  Executive producer and musical theater actor, Christian Unser gets us caught up. Watch the finale of American Idol this Sunday, May 17th at 7 PM on 5 Eyewitness News.

American Idol: Grace Leer

American Idol: Grace Leer
Performing Faith Hill’s “Cry” during American Idol’s first At Home Edition landed contestant Grace Leer into the Top 10.  We’ve been watching Grace’s progress because she is the niece of Stephanie Hansen from myTalk 107.1’s Weekly Dish.  Grace joins us from California to give us an update on her journey. Watch American Idol...

American Idol Recap

American Idol Recap
Normally, at this point in the competition you would have seen the Top 20 contestants performing live in front of the judges and a huge audience.  Last night was a bit different.  We still got to see the contestants perform but it was in a whole new way.  Twin Cities Live Executive Producer, Christian Unser explains how they are able to keep...

American Idol in Hawaii

The 40 remaining contestants headed for Hawaii where they vied for the spots that made up the Top 20.  TCL Executive Producer Christian Unser recaps the high notes and all the low notes. American Idol returns with the second half of the Hawaii performances on Sunday at 7PM.

American Idol Recap

American Idol Recap
TCL Executive Producer, Christian Unser gets us caught up on the latest news on American Idol.  Normally, the contestants would be focused on performing a group number but instead the judges surprised the contestants by announcing they would be performing duets. Catch American Idol on channel 5 at 7pm Sundays and Mondays.

Elizabeth Duets with Amy Grant

Elizabeth Duets with Amy Grant
In September 2019, Twin Cities Live first heard that singer Amy Grant would perform a holiday show in the Twin Cities. Immediately, Steve and Elizabeth put out a plea: to have Elizabeth sing a duet with Amy. Elizabeth grew up admiring Amy, singing her songs at church growing up. With a little magic, Elizabeth was able to meet Amy, and together,...

Nicholas David Performs

Nicholas David Performs
St. Paul musician and "The Voice" finalist Nicholas David returned to the TCL studio to perform a holiday classic! You can find out more about Nicholas and his upcoming performances by clicking here. Nicholas is featured on "A Minnesota Holiday, Volume 11" which you can pick up at Kowalski's or digitally by clicking here.

Elizabeth Takes a Voice Lesson

Elizabeth Takes a Voice Lesson
In preparation for her chance to sing with her childhood idol Amy Grant, Elizabeth needed to take a voice lesson! If you're interested in taking classes with her voice teacher Justin Nellis, click here for more information.

GB Leighton Performs

GB Leighton Performs
Brian Leighton, the man behind the band GB Leighton, has sold more than 70,000 albums and performs over 200 shows a year. Brian and his band are featured on "A Minnesota Holiday, Volume 11" which you can pick up at Kowalski's or digitally by clicking here. If you'd like to find out more about GB Leighton and his upcoming shows, click here.

Kat Perkins Performs

Kat Perkins Performs
"The Voice" semifinalist and Minnesota's own Kat Perkins performed an original holiday song called "Christmas at the Red House"! Kat is featured on "A Minnesota Holiday, Volume 11" which you can pick up at Kowalski's or digitally by clicking here. If you'd like to find out more about Kat and get tickets for her "North Country Christmas"...

Kung Fu Hippies Perform

Kung Fu Hippies Perform
Kung Fu Hippies are a Minneapolis band featured on "A Minnesota Holiday, Volume 11" - an annual compilation of holiday music from Minnesota artists! Proceeds go to benefit Be the Match. Visit Kowalski's to pick up a copy or you can find it digitally here. For more information about Kung Fu Hippies, click here.

Phil Thompson Performs

Phil Thompson Performs
Pianist Phil Thompson stopped by to perform the classic "Hallelujah". You can pick up a copy of his annual album featuring Minnesota artists "A Minnesota Holiday, Volume 11" at Kowalski's or digitally by clicking here.

Be the Match and A Minnesota Holiday, Volume 11

Be the Match and A Minnesota Holiday, Volume 11
Travis Loeffler was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid leukemia with FLT3 genetic mutation back in April 2019 and connected with Be the Match to find a donor. He is now leukemia-free! We chatted with Travis about his story, along Alex Mensing from Be the Match and Minnesota musician Phil Thompson, who is supporting Be the Match with his yearly...