American Idol Tour Scrapbook

Couldn't make it to the show? Go behind the scenes with Katharine, Taylor, Ace and the rest of the crew on – and off – the stage. By Cara Lynn Shultz with Carrie Borzillo-Vrenna and Monica Rizzo

DYNAMIC DUO

Katharine McPhee grabs some face time with Taylor Hicks on July 28, the first day she joined the tour after being sidelined by bronchitis and laryngitis. "Once I saw everybody it was fine," says McPhee about her return. It was a quite a day: McPhee and the rest of the Top 10 Idols visited President Bush at the White House.