Music is force powerful enough to calm a baby, soothe a wild beast, or compel the two to dance with each other. Be overcome by this Groupon to see Taylor Hicks at Bally's Las Vegas. For $35, you get general admission for two to any show through August 21 (up to a $70.98 value, including all fees). Check out the schedule for upcoming shows.
The winner of the fifth season of American Idol, which attracted more than 35 million viewers and 63 million votes, Taylor Hicks settles into his limited-engagement residency at Bally's Las Vegas as the first Idol winner to garner his own show in the Entertainment Capital of the World. Juxtaposing his distinguished gray hair with mischievously boyish charm, Hicks, who was voted 2006's "Bachelor No. 1" in People's "Hottest Bachelors" edition, performs with an easygoing sincerity, crooning plaintive songs of love with disarming candor. Sets treat fans to favorites such as "The Deal"—which AllMusic.com compared favorably to the "genuine old-fashioned Southern soul" of the ‘70s and ‘80s—Billboard's Hot 100 number one "Do I Make You Proud," and show tunes inspired by Frank Sinatra and the thousands of Frank Sinatra clones who ceaselessly sing into the city's elevators.