‘American Idol’ finalist makes quick visit to Martha’s Vineyard

Erika Van Pelt at Atlantic last Friday night, Aug. 24.
Photo by Eleni Collins

Erika Van Pelt at Atlantic last Friday night, Aug. 24.

“American Idol” 2012 finalist Erika Van Pelt took a break from the American Idol Live Tour this past Friday, Aug. 24, and performed a gig with The Sultans of Swing.

A member of the band until she landed a spot on the show, Ms. Van Pelt performed with The Sultans at Atlantic Fish and Chop House in Edgartown, a familiar venue for the singer. A native of Kingston, R.I., Ms. Van Pelt finished 10th on “Idol” and is currently on tour with the rest of the finalists.