New York twins Jenni and Kate show Entertainment Tonight their ‘American Idol 2’ talents in a video clip. Meanwhile, Chris Boehm, one of the 1,800 hopefuls to get wristbands to try out said he was more eager to meet Simon Cowell than perform, “I actually wanna meet Simon and shake his hand.”
Kristin Holt Reportedly To Replace ‘The Dunk’
October 22, 2002 – Dees Sleaze reports the replacement to Brian Dunkleman for the next season of ‘American Idol’ is likely to be former ‘Idol’ and former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader Kristin Holt. She was one of the 30 finalists best known for fighting with Nikki McKibbin. Audio has since been removed.
Big Three Idols Get Pampered In Chicago
October 21, 2002 – The Chicago Sun-Times reports ‘American Idol’ stars Kelly Clarkson, Justin Guarini and Tamyra Gray were all spotted being pampered big time at Tiffani Kim’s beauty spa in River North, before their big Allstate Arena ‘Idol’ tour concert the other night.
‘American Idol 2’ Tryouts Begin Today In Detroit
October 21, 2002 – Fox News reports ‘American Idol’ tryouts begin today in Detroit and will then cover every region of the country, making stops in hubs such as New York; Austin, Texas; Nashville, Tenn.; and Los Angeles. Don’t look for Simon Cowell and company though as judges. “The judges can’t see thousands of people, so the judges see a certain number from each city, and then that gets cut down to whatever it might be to make it to the Hollywood round,” said Jason Clark, Fox Network’s manager of publicity for ‘American Idol’. The runner-up to the first series, Justin Guarini, gave advice to wannabes for round 2. “I think my number one best piece of advice, is be yourself,” Guarini said. “As long as you’re always yourself, you can’t ever worry about contradicting yourself.”
It’s Time For Most ‘Idols’ To Consider Other Options
October 19, 2002 – Adam Graham of The Detroit News reviewed Thursday’s ‘American Idols Live!’ tour stop at Detroit’s Fox Theatre. Graham says, “While a handful of contestants from Fox’s smash summer star search ‘American Idol’ have deals already secured and futures to look forward to — step forward Kelly, Justin and Tamyra — for others, it’s time to begin considering other options. Let’s put it this way — Thursday was probably the last time an audience will ever hear the words ‘Detroit, make some noise for Jim Verraros!'”
‘Canadian Idol’ Coming After ‘American Idol 2’
October 19, 2002 – More details of CTV’s upcoming ‘Canadian Idol’ are revealed on the network’s website. Plans are underway to bring auditions to several major cities across Canada, where thousands of hopefuls will be whittled down to 50 contestants and then just 10 hopefuls, each of whom will perform live before a studio audience, similar to ‘American Idol’ and the UK’s ‘Pop Idol’. Susanne Boyce, President, Programming, and Chair of the Media Group, CTV, says, “I can’t wait to see the finalists for Canadian Idol. CTV is proud to bring the next Canadian superstar to the world.” Plans are to air the show following the completion of ‘American Idol 2’. The story at ctv.ca has since been removed.