American Idol

Candice Glover won "American Idol" Season 12 over Kree Harrison as Psy, Jennifer Hudson, Jessie J, Adam Lambert and Aretha Franklin performed.

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Peggy Lundquist

Peggy is a researcher in Newsday’s photo department and an avid "American Idol" fan, having gone to the summer concert for the past five years with the same group of family and friends. "'Idol' is one of the few shows we watch as a family, as it provides a common ground for interesting, sometimes heated, discussion." Her group includes her four-year old granddaughter Alex, who attended her first "Idol" concert when she was just two and one-half, sitting in a front-row seat enjoying the "Adam Lambert experience." Peggy will blog and contrast the perspective of the youngster/tween/teen/adult.

A family outing to the American Idol concert

The American Idol concert took place at Nassau

(Credit: Peggy Lundquist)

While the popularity of "American Idol" has waned in general over the past 13 seasons, it's still a family affair for my daughters, my granddaughter Alex and me. In the past six years, we have gone to four American Idol concerts as a group.

Alex, who is seven, has been a fan since season eight when she was two years old, attending her first American Idol concert in 2009. Alex was a huge Adam...

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