White House spokesman Peter Watkins said the president was looking forward to the visit, but a meeting with British Prime Minister Tony Blair was the most important event of the day.
The White House visit was suggested by first lady Laura Bush's press secretary, Susan Whitson, who was Taylor Hicks' ninth-grade English teacher at Hoover High School in Birmingham, Ala.
"American Idol" has been rated one of the three most family-friendly shows on TV by the conservative Parents Television Council.
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