According to TMZ, which obtained copies of the 16-year-old’s contract, Bishop will make $1,750 per week for concerts if she joins the “American Idol” live tour, which, according to the Fort Myers News-Press, typically showcases the show’s top five to 10 finalists. In addition to the $1,750, TMZ reported Bishop would make $1,200 per week for rehearsals and $500 each for appearances like meet-and-greets.
TMZ reported that, typically, the “American Idol” live tours span 50 dates, and the contracts for the singers are signed early on in the show’s season.
What is Bishop up to these days? Has she signed with a record label yet?
Here’s what you need to know:
Bishop: ‘I Was Really Fine, Honestly’
In a June 2021 interview with News-Press, Bishop shared what it felt like to be eliminated from “American Idol,” finishing in fourth place.
“I was really fine, honestly,” she said. “I felt like it was gonna happen, so I was totally OK with it. … I felt better than I expected!”
She added, “It was kind of like a relief. I was really happy for Grace (Kinstler). Because Grace was really worried. I was just like, ‘Yes, you did it. Take a breath.’”
According to the outlet, Bishop has since returned home and gone back to school, which she describes as being “so weird.” Bishop attends Cypress Lake High School at The Center for Arts in Florida, according to a profile in her hometown magazine, Estero Life Magazine.
“Going back, everyone was just so nice,” she told the News-Press. “Everyone has been so, so sweet.”
For her initial audition on “Idol”, the teen sang “Live Wire” by Motley Crue.
Looking back on her journey after being eliminated, Bishop shared in an “American Idol” YouTube video, seen above, “I’ve learned so much, and I’ve grown so much, and I want to thank you all so much for supporting me. And hopefully, you’ll continue to support me for whatever new beginnings come my way.”
Has Bishop Signed With a Record Label?
Bishop told the News-Press that she has yet to sign with a label, but is “hoping that happens soon.”
On June 19, Bishop sang in her first hometown concert, which marked her first performance since the “American Idol” finale.
She sang a number of hits from the show, including “My Funny Valentine” and “Black Hole Sun.”
Prior to performing, Bishop told the News-Press, “I need to do ‘Black Hole Sun.’ I just love that song. I loved performing it on ‘Idol’.”
The outlet later reported that more than 750 were in attendance for the teen’s concert. During the set, an excited Bishop said, “I can’t even believe this! Thank you all so much for coming! Wow!” the outlet reported.
Her performance lasted 40 minutes and included 10 songs, according to the News-Press.
Asked by a reporter how she felt after the show ended, per the News-Press, Bishop said, “How do I feel? It was the best night of my life! It was amazing!”