It was the hottest day of the year when the American Idol singers made a surprise afternoon appearance in Times Square. Key Records was there to witness the event, which involved the idols posing for photographers. After the photo shoot the idols made a scheduled stop at the NASDAQ Market to ring the closing bell.

Taking a break from their Live Tour 2009 were Adam Lambert, Allison Iraheta, Anoop Desai, Danny Gokey, Kris Allen, Lil Rounds, Matt Giraud, Megan Joy, Michael Sarver and Scott MacIntyre.

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Video recorded August 10, 2009 in Times Square, New York, United States.