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‘American Idol Experience’ Guests Receive Surprise Visit from Matt Giraud, Season 8 Finalist

Guests to last night’s finale of “The American Idol Experience” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios had a nice surprise, as “American Idol” Season 8 Top 5 Finalist Matt Giraud stopped in to check out the attraction. The Kalamazoo, Mich., native is on vacation here this week.

Before he visited the attraction, he had a chance to take this picture with Daisy Duck. Daisy, who is accustomed to Donald’s famous sailor hat, seemed to also like Matt’s signature fedora.

 American Idol Experience’ Guests Receive Surprise Visit from Matt Giraud, Season 8 Finalist

Inside “The American Idol Experience” Matt told Guests he has been busy touring and writing. Since “American Idol,” he has recorded with the likes of Jim Brickman and scored a #1 hit on the jazz charts with “You Don’t Know Me,” a duet with vocalist Anna Wilson.

Backstage, Matt signed autographs for the Finale contestants and wished them luck before they hit the stage for their big moments.

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  • Daisy may like that hat, but I’m beginning to think she loves the men from American Idol Season 8. She had her photo with Kris Allen when he filmed for the Christmas Parade in 2010. I love her sparkly dress!

    • Alison, you have a great memory! I had to go back and look at Kris’ photo to see that she posed with him as well.

  • Thanks for the update on Matt. He’s very talented and I always enjoyed his performances on American Idol and on tour.

  • Its great to see American Idol alums come and visit the park and go to the show! I bet that is a thrill for the people going for the Golden Ticket. I love the American Idol show at Disney.

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