Matt Giraud has no shortage of fans as he visits Rockford students on Thursday, Dec. 2. He is pictured here holding Rockford’s hometown newspaper. Giraud is a dueling piano player from Kalamazoo, Mich., and the fifth-place finalist of the eighth season of the reality television series “American Idol.” He will be performing “A Holiday Evening with Matt Giraud” this Saturday at the Rockford High School Fine Arts Auditorium. Tickets are available at startickets.com.
Photos by Kate Sickrey