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Can Connecticut's 'American Idol' Winner Nick Fradiani Expect Stardom?

Can Connecticut's 'American Idol' Winner Nick Fradiani Expect Stardom?

On the two-hour season finale of "American Idol" earlier this month, 29-year-old Guilford native Nick Fradiani beat out Nashville's Clark Beckham, becoming the first Idol winner from Connecticut and across the Northeast. So what happens now? Fradiani will headline the American Idol Live! tour, along with the four runners-up from Season 14 (Beckham, Jax, Rayvon Owen and Tyanna Jones); the tour kicks off on July 7 in Clearwater, Fla., and hits 37 cities in less than two months. (As of this writing, that includes concerts scheduled in Rhode Island, New York, New Hampshire and Maine, but, strangely, none announced in Connecticut.) He'll enter a recording studio with...

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