I Spy Detroit: American Idol Edition

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Wading In Big Shoes - I Spy Detroit: American Idol Edition

The other night, I was working on my computer and decided to flip the TV on for a little background noise. My DVR is messed up and randomly tunes to FOX, so it didn't surprise me when I heard American Idol music playing in the background. Pretty focused on the computer, I glanced out of the corner of my eye--and saw a very familiar-looking building:

Wading In Big Shoes - I Spy Detroit: American Idol Edition

American Idol was filming in Detroit! I rewound to the beginning of the segment and realized that the contestants were being introduced in front of well-known Detroit landmarks--some of which I knew, and some I didn't. I decided I'd turn it into a game and identify as many as I could.

Wading In Big Shoes - I Spy Detroit: American Idol Edition
#1 - The Fillmore in Detroit, where American Idol filming recently took place.
Wading In Big Shoes - I Spy Detroit: American Idol Edition
#2 - Ohhh, I got this one! Eastern Market, no?
Wading In Big Shoes - I Spy Detroit: American Idol Edition
#3 - Michigan Central Station
Wading In Big Shoes - I Spy Detroit: American Idol Edition
# 4 - This one...in the snow. Yep, definitely the snow.
(Okay...maybe by the Detroit River? Or a Seventeen magazine spread . . .)
Of course, I'm not yet an expert on the Motor City, so there were plenty of places I recognized but couldn't name. Either because I have a horrible memory, or I just haven't seen all of these places in person.

So . . . can any of you Detroiters help me name these locations?

Wading In Big Shoes - I Spy Detroit: American Idol Edition
#5
Wading In Big Shoes - I Spy Detroit: American Idol Edition
Wading In Big Shoes - I Spy Detroit: American Idol Edition
#6 (Both photos above . . . I haven't yet been, but could this be the Guardian Building?)
Wading In Big Shoes - I Spy Detroit: American Idol Edition
#7 (That face, though.)
Wading In Big Shoes - I Spy Detroit: American Idol Edition
#8 (This doesn't ring a bell at all--but I love the colors!)
Wading In Big Shoes - I Spy Detroit: American Idol Edition
#9 (Is this carousel by the Detroit River Front?)
Wading In Big Shoes - I Spy Detroit: American Idol Edition
#10
Wading In Big Shoes - I Spy Detroit: American Idol Edition
#11 (It's super lame that I can't remember this one--but . . . the courthouse?)
Wading In Big Shoes - I Spy Detroit: American Idol Edition
#12
Wading In Big Shoes - I Spy Detroit: American Idol Edition
#13
So, what do you think--did you recognize any? And how many did I get wrong? ;) . . . Comment below with where you think each shot was taken! In the meantime, I'll be busy studying up on my local geography.

Wading In Big Shoes - I Spy Detroit: American Idol Edition

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