Drew Ryniewicz, Blake Lewis, Kiowa Gordon & More Celebrate 'Summer With the Stars' in Mexico!
Notable contestants from American Idol and The X Factor, as well as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air's Alfonso Ribeiro, The Twilight Saga's Kiowa Gordon and The Lying Game's Rick Malambri all headed down to Aventura Cove Palace — soon to be rebranded Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya — in Riviera Maya, Mexico this past week for the Summer With the Stars event... and OK! was there to catch all the action!
Idol stars Blake Lewis, Karen Rodriguez, Didi Benami, Mikalah Gordon, Michael Johns, Tim Urban, Katie Stevens, Matt Giraud, Brandon Rogers, Chris Richardson and Aaron Kelly joined forces with The X Factor's Drew Ryniewicz and Nick Dean to participate in a slew of events with vacationers, including the live All Star Jam. The singers put on an incredible show, performing hit songs like Taylor Swift's "Eyes Open," Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" and "Set Fire to the Rain" and Lady Gaga's "You and I."
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The stars, including Alfonso, Kiowa, Rick, Jessie's Chris Galya, Zeke and Luther's Daniel Curtis Lee and The Suite Life of Zach and Cody's Adrian R'Mante welcomed guests to Aventura Cove Palace on Monday with some live performances before hosting a Hollywood pool party, DJ and dance party, Karaoke competition, teen disco dance and dueling piano bar all to benefit the organization Little Kids Rock.
"I love it! We have a great organziation here," Alfonso Ribiero told OK! of the event before the All Star Jam. "Our charity, Little Kids Rock, supports underpriviledged and underfunded schools to give kids musical instruments and music education, so it's a great charity event and a lot of fun."
"We raised a lot of money, so thanks to all the people for helping such a great cause," Mikalah Gordon told OK!. "And it's fun to just hang out with all the stars and fans!"
The celebrities stayed on site through Sunday, also participating in celebrations for the opening of the Little Big Club, which is a part of the Hard Rock Hotel relaunch and features kids' favorite TV friends like Barney, Bob the Builder, Angelina Ballerina and Thomas the Tank Engine.
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The Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya will be completed in the spring of 2013 and is sure to the ultimate family resort escape, boasting 489 guest rooms, an expansive outdoor pool and beach area, the Little Big Club, a teen lounge, and much much more!