American Idol finalist Taylor Hicks coming to Montgomery on Friday
Gov. Bob Riley and First Lady Patsy Riley will welcome American Idol finalist Taylor Hicks to the Governor's Mansion at 4:45 p.m. Friday.
Hicks, who is among the final three contestants on the popular reality TV show, will visit the Rileys at the mansion as part of his triumphant return to Alabama.
At the mansion, Riley will tell Hicks the song the show's judges have selected for him to sing next week.
Riley will also issue a proclamation while Hicks is at the mansion declaring May 16 as "Taylor Hicks Day" in Alabama. He is also encouraging Alabamians to call in to the show to vote for Hicks.
The next edition of American Idol will air May 16.