“I was the kid on road trips who said, ‘Are we there yet?'” says Malakar, 17. “This is different because we’re somewhere new every day.”
“I love my Tempur-Pedic pillow. If I could have brought my whole Tempur-Pedic mattress, I would.”
“My weakness in singing is my breathing technique, so my mom got me this. I keep it in my pocket.”
SISTER ACT DVDs
“I brought Sister Act 1 and 2 because those movies rock my socks. The second one has especially awesome music.”
“I couldn’t have picked a better group of people to tour with,” says last season’s champ, 17.
“I always bring it with me. It’s one of the funniest movies ever. I love the walk off!”
“I write lots of poetry and all the ideas that pop into my head for songs.”
“It keeps me pretty happy because we have hours on the bus just playing around.”
“I’m a hot-chocolate guy—I have to have it every day. I’ve never drank a cup of coffee in my life. It’s gross,” says Lewis, 26.
“I love photography. I’m working on some pictures of the tour that I’m going to try to get published.”
“I’ve written three songs that all the producers [of his new album, due this fall] are digging right now. It’s cool that my ideas are coming to fruition.”
“I don’t like doing my hair, ever. So I wear my hat everywhere. I seriously wake up and walk out the door.”
“My wedding was going to be in November, but we pushed it back,” says Scarnato, 25, of her busy schedule.
“There’s something about them that’s really good—they coat your throat.”
“Paula Abdul—well, actually her assistant!—gave him to me. He’s a cuddly guy, so I sleep with him all the time now.”
PHOTO OF FIANCÉ BOBBY KRUDWIG
“I put it in a frame, so that way I don’t tear it. And I spill stuff on [photos] all the time!”