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In 2002, musician Justin Guarani became a contestant on American Idol. He lost in the finals to Kelly Clarkson, the first winner of the talent search show.
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he lost in the finals to Kelly Clarkson, who became the first winner of the hit contest on September 4, 2002.
Musician. Born Justin Eldrin Bell Guarini on October 28, 1978 in Columbus, Georgia. Guarini joined the Atlanta Boys Choir when he was just four years old, an honor usually only granted to those six and older. He went on to attend the University of The Arts in Philadelphia and School for Film & TV in New York.
In 2002, he became one of 10,000 contestants on a new Fox talent search show called American Idol. After grueling rounds of televised eliminations, and critical evaluations by judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson, Guarini lost in the finals to Kelly Clarkson, who became the first winner of the hit contest on September 4, 2002.
Guarini's feature film debut, From Justin to Kelly, opened in 2003.
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