Justin Guarini: Idol Was ‘Damaging,’ Kelly Clarkson Film ‘Abysmal’ (VIDEO)


By Shari Weiss



Justin Guarini calls “American Idol” “damaging” in a new interview slated to air Sunday on “Oprah: Where Are They Now?”

The singer, who was runner-up to Kelly Clarkson during the show’s inaugural season in 2002, discusses the depression that set in after the show primed him for a fame that didn’t exactly pan out.

He specifically cites the negative response to the 2003 movie, “From Justin to Kelly,” an experience that he calls “abysmal.”

Check out the preview video below.

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