During a trip the Governor's Mansion, Gov. Bob Riley reminded the crowd to watch 'American Idol' on Tuesday and vote for their local hero. "Don't forget," Riley said. "You know what they've always said about voting in Alabama: Early and often."
One previous 'Idol' winner, Ruben Studdard, and one runner-up, Bo Bice, both came from Birmingham.
The winner of this season's 'American Idol' will be announced on May 24.