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Justin Guarini - American Idol Season 1 Runner-Up


Full Name: Justin Eldrin Bell Guarini
Hometown: Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Birthdate: October 28, 1978
Previous occupation: Party motivator/Door-to-door salesman for home security systems
Prior brush with fame: Justin was offered a role on Broadway's The Lion King in 2001
Random fact: Justin went to junior high school with singer Pink
Audition city: New York City
Singing style: R&B
How he made the Top 10: Top vote-getter in Group 2
Trademark: The eye-boink and 'fro (he has since cut his famous curls)
Performance quirk: Wiggling fingers
Most Idol-worthy moment: An electric performance of "For Once In My Life" on the first live show that had Simon Cowell saying that Justin Timberlake had better watch out.
Brush with elimination: Bottom 2 in the Top 7 after singing "Someday We'll All Be Free" on 70's night
Eliminated because: Finale songs were written specifically for a woman
Post-Idol success: Signed a record deal with RCA and released a self-titled debut album in June of 2003. Starred in the movie "From Justin To Kelly". Offered a role on the new Broadway musical "Good Vibrations"
Where Is He Now?: Justin has recorded a jazz album, Stranger Things Have Happened, and is actively involved in saving music education.


First audition - Who's Loving You/Blame It On The Sun
Hollywood auditions - Get Here
Top 30 - Ribbon In The Sky by Stevie Wonder
Top 10 - For Once In My Life by Stevie Wonder
Top 8 - Sunny by Bobby Hebb
Top 7 - Someday We'll All Be Free by Donny Hathaway
Top 6 - Route 66 by Nat King Cole
Top 5 - The Look Of Love by Dusty Springfield
Top 4 - Get Here by Oleta Adams; PYT by Michael Jackson
Top 3 - Let's Stay Together by Al Green; Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me by Elton John
Top 2 - Before Your Love; Get Here; A Moment Like This

LINKS - Justin's Official Website
Justin Has It - First unofficial fan site featuring video/audio downloads, news and more

Essential Justin - Newest fan site with news, video/audio downloads and more
Justin's House - MSN message board for Justin fans
Official Justin Guarini Website - Official site from Justin's former record company (outdated but still has photos, journal entries and Q&A)
Just What Is It About Justin Guarini? - Foxes On Idol (October 16, 2002)

Buy Justin's CD - Justin Guarini | Stranger Things Have Happened

Justin Guarini CD Justin Guarini - Stranger Things Have Happened

Justin Guarini 2004

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For Once In My Life - AI Top 10

Let's Stay Together - AI Top 3

The Look Of Love - AI Top 5

Get Here - AI Top 4

With You I'm Born Again - AI Finale, duet with Tamyra Gray













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