Mikalah Gordon hosting 'Idol' viewing party in Chattanooga's McKenzie Arena

Mikalah Gordon hosting 'Idol' viewing party in Chattanooga's McKenzie Arena

May 25th, 2011 by Susan Pierce in Local Regional News

Mikalah Gordon, right, a season four contestant, now field correspondant for American Idol, talks with producer Kathleen Sheets during setup this afternoon at McKenzie Arena in Chattanooga. Friends and fans will view the live broadcast and Gordon will introduce the crowd here on two separate live Fox TV cuts during the final show.

Photo by Tim Barber/Times Free Press.

DISCUSS TONIGHT'S FINALE LIVE WITH OTHER FANS HERE AT 8 P.M.:

Mikalah Gordon, a finalist in Season 4's "American Idol" competition, is hosting the "AI" championship viewing party tonight in McKenzie Arena.

Area resident Lauren Alaina Suddeth is a finalist with Scott McCreery in competition that will see the winner announced this evening.

Since "Idol," Gordon has been a contestant on CMT's "Gone Country 2" and played Dorothy in the production of the musical "Oz" at the Lubbock Memorial Center in Texas.

During "Idol's" two-hour finale, there will be live cutaways from Los Angeles' Nokia Theater to McKenzie Arena.

Doors open at 7 p.m. "American Idol" airs at 8 p.m. on Fox.