Ex-Idol Finalist — I’m STRUGGLING to Get Paid

Filed under: Kimberly Locke, Celebrity Justice

Unless you’re Carrie Underwood, life after “American Idol” can be a bitch … especially for singers like Kimberly Locke — who claims she got jacked around by some scumbag concert promoter for years.


According to Locke, she’s had to fight tooth and nail to get paid for performing in a 2008 “American Stars in Concert” tour — featuring several AI alums — even AFTER a court ordered producer Scott Stander to hand over the dough.

Locke — who finished 3rd on Idol in 2002 — tells AI Now, “I worked very hard on that tour, and I was disappointed that Stander failed to pay me. This was not only unprofessional, but very insulting and completely unacceptable.”