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What Happened to Justin Guarini?

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He was in a movie with her, but every American Idol fan knows that Justin Guarini is no Kelly Clarkson. The more appropriate question is, why?

What Happened to Justin Guarini?The guy can clearly sing. Yet he has achieved little commerical success compared to his Idol peers. Upon completion of the show, he was cut by his label, RCA, and got virtually no promotion for his self-titled debut album, Justin Guarini, released back in 2003.

That album was followed by Stranger Things Have Happened, produced and released by the label Justice Entertainment. The fact that his movie with Clarkson, From Justin to Kelly, tanked so hard also didn't do him any favors. Not that the movie -- universally panned by critics -- was his fault (Kelly even derided the picture as a contractual obligation, nothing more), but the guy can't seem to catch a break!

Justin makes occasional TV appearances and is still working on his music, but he hasn't had a lot of luck since the original American Idol season. A runner-up finish has proved good enough for the likes of Clay Aiken, Bo Bice and others -- why not Justin? Is it because he rid himself of his trademark afro? Is Kelly just too big? Why has be fallen off the face of the Earth? What do you think?

Matt Richenthal is the Editor in Chief of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter and on Google+.

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    He's a loser, plain and simple. Would you give that nappy headed zebra a break?

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    I love your guys movie From Justin To Kelly

    I wish some day i can be a famous movie Star!!!!!!!!!!!!

    you have a good voice......

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    HEY JUSTIN ALOHA FROM HI...
    ENTERTAINMENT COME FROM THE HEART
    NOT FROM WHAT PEOPLE TELL YOU WHAT TO DO... BS
    YOU ARE YOU, AND YOU ARE WHAT YOU ARE.
    JUST KEEP THE FLAME OF A HOUSE OLD NAME
    AND IT WILL TAKE YOU TO THE ROAD TO FAME
    IT TAKES ONLY ONE HIT AND THE REST IS HISTORY.
    IF YOU DON'T MINE LET ME WRITE A HIT SONG
    FOR YOU, I HOPE YOU'LL LIKE IT. LET ME KNOW

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    Justin is a great singer , he just needs a break!!! I also support his efforts and hope taht he will get the break he is looking for and does deserve!!!

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    I think the problem was that no one really knew where to put him, their are not many biracial male singers out there that sing what he does.

    Justin was just terribly over-looked which is really sad and disgusting. He is truly an awesome and extremely talented entertainer, and I say entertainer because he can do it all.

    And I just have to add that the public is extremely fickle and shortsighted when it comes to certain singers when they don't see their faces on everthing and everywhere. Remember one thing that is important in marketing, Show Your Face. because when they did release Justin's CD they did'nt show his beautiful face that everyone had come to love from watching the show.

    So as I said before, out of sight, out of mind. But I Love JUSTIN and still support all of his efforts, because he truly deserves at least half of what Kelly got.

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    05/28/2006 Agawam, MA
    Six Flags New England (2 shows)

    AI1-Justin Guarini
    AI2-Kim Locke
    AI3-LaToya London
    AI4-Anwar Robinson




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