Sean Piccoli of the Sun-Sentinel caught up with the Backstreet Boys, where Nick Carter shared his thoughts on the prospects of ‘American Idol’ winners. “I think it’s going to be interesting to see how a lot of these artists pan out [given] the fact that they have gotten success so quickly,” Carter said, adding, “We started at the grass roots, starting from, you know, nothing and building it up slowly and then over the time period, and that’s the old-fashioned way of how an artist goes about it … So I really don’t know how much structure the artists that come from [‘American Idol’] are going to have, but it’s going to be interesting … to see if they can handle the stress of what this industry has to offer.”
Clarkson Gains Post-‘Idol’ Credibility
July 25, 2005 – Though Kelly Clarkson has been distancing herself from ‘American Idol’, she tells The Associated Press she knows the FOX hit will always be part of her identity – and she’s fine with it. “I don’t really mind; That’s where I got my start,” she said. “They always talk about the big first thing that you did. I think the only thing that I do mind is I don’t want people to only focus on that.” Read more.