Idol stars: What are they up to?

by Anna Johns, posted Jan 22nd 2006 12:11PM
People online has a nifty little photo-story updating us on some of our favorite American Idol contestants who didn't win the title. Here are a few:
  • Diana DeGarmo: after spending the holidays entertaining the troops abroad, she's joining the cast of Hairspray on Broadway on February 7.
  • Frenchie Davis: proving that racy photos on the internet aren't the end of all things, she's a cast member of Rent on Broadway, where she's been since she was prematurely booted off the show in 2003.
  • William Hung: thinking he's entitled to more than 15 minutes of fame, he's still performing crap from his three, yes three, albums.
  • Tamyra Gray: the one who should've gone against Kelly Clarkson in the finale, Tamyra is working on her second album and persuing more acting roles.
  • Josh Gracin: lookin' a little thick around the middle, Josh just kicked off a tour where he is opening for Trace Adkins. He and his wife, Ann Marie, now have two children.
  • Corey Clark: ah, who the hell cares?
The story also includes new photos and updates on Ruben Studdard, Jennifer Hudson, LaToya London, and Justin Guarini.

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Mary Reed

I didn't recall the People Mag article saying that Tamyra as "the one who should've gone against Kelly Clarkson." So I clicked the link and read the original, and nope, nothing like that there.

It just said

You know him as the season one runner-up who made Paula weak in the knees with his wild hair and smooth-as-buttah voice. These days the Doylestown, Pa., native, 27, has shorn his trademark curls, but he's still singing. In December, he independently released his second album, Stranger Things Have Happened, and he's campaigned in support of music education."

I guess everyone's entitled to their opinions. But where did the snark come from? Certainly not People Magazine!

I have nothing against Tamyra, I think she's very talented and should have a great career. JUST like Justin and others who are very talented who came from that show. I guess I just don't get the need to put down one of these deserving young artists to try to build up another.

Tamyra is doing great, building her career step by step. And Justin is doing the same. You can buy his new jazz cd at his website: :)

January 22 2006 at 5:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joan P.

If there's one thing I'm sick of it's this myth of Poor Tamyra. Hello...she stank up the joint with 'New Attitude', she sold less than Justin and she was dropped by two record labels. Her Broadway run was cancelled two months early. Give it up... no one cares about her.

January 22 2006 at 2:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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