During the first few weeks of American Idol, most people spend their time reflecting on the new batch of hopefuls and who they think they will win, while at the same time trying to find embarrassing information in their myspace profiles. The return of Idol also makes us wonder what happened to some of our past finalists. Continue reading for updates on some of your favorites, and yes, that will include the requisite cheap shot at Mr. Buttchin himself, Constantine Maroulis.As we all know, American Idol can turn a zero into a hero in the space of of five months. Finding success after the season finale, however, often brings mixed results. The marketing machine has made it that the winner from each season is almost guaranteed a hit single, and some people have enough talent and popularity to actually have success with a recording career.
Even if you aren’t the winner, things can be great. Some argue that Clay Aiken is the most successful Idol of all time, and he surely has the most rabid fan base. What about the rest? As long as the fans like them, they will usually show up on the Idol summer tour. After that? Well, take a look at this list compiled by the San Francisco Chronicle and judge for yourself.
But let’s be honest, the reason I cooked up this whole post was to make fun of Constantine. A year and a half ago, I nearly cried learning that A) there was a blog dedicated to Constantine and B) he was going to be on a sitcom. I dared Constantine to appear on that sitcom, because TVgasm would love having a regular chance to make fun of him. And if you ever thought you were delusional, read some of the comments from Maroulis fans, circa 2005. My favorites:
Huh? May I suggest you crawl back under the rock from wenst you came? You may come out when Con is a huge star and EAT every last word of this garbage. - Stacie
Constantine is a great guy and extremely talented. He does an awesome job with Bohemian Rhaspody and he will do well in his TV show...he will be in the industry a long time, you Scott fans will not...
Why don't some of you learn to be positive in the world for a change, instead of so dam hateful. - M7
After 18 months, there is still no album, we are still waiting for that sitcom, and the new Constantine Maroulis Blog (the old link is dead), hasn’t been updated in nine months. But hey, that’s why we have myspace, right? As for Constantine, he is now trying to make his living through Greek Festival guest appearances and off-Broadway gigs, the latest the revival of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris.
It looks like Constantine Will Be Alive and Sucking For A Long Time Everywhere.
Thanks again Mr. Maroulis!