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Justin Guarini Explains Why He's Glad He Didn't Win 'American Idol'

Justin Guarini came in second place to winner Kelly Clarkson on the first season of American Idol and now he’s explaining why he’s glad he didn’t win.

The 38-year-old entertainer has gone on to have a successful career on Broadway and he’s currently starring in the new musical In Transit.

“I think my life would have gone differently had I won,” Justin told People. “I was not ready, and I was just naive. I believed I was going to work hard and people would take care of me — and that’s not how the business works. You have to create your own brand and be the loudest trumpet for yourself. There’s a way you can do it with grace and class, but I don’t know if I would have learned those things had Idol gone differently.”

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Kelly Clarkson Makes Perfect Election Joke at Justin Guarini's Expense!

Kelly Clarkson made a hilarious joke at the expense of her former American Idol opponent Justin Guarini on Election Day!

The 34-year-old singer and the original winner of the talent competition took to Twitter to share a meme featuring her and Justin.

The meme showed a photo of her on stage after being declared the winner back in the summer of 2002 along with the caption, “Make the right choice again, America. #Election2016.”

Kelly shared the meme with a few crying with laughter emojis. “just kidding Justin 😜,” she added.

Aaron Tveit, Jesse Tyler Ferguson & More Celebrate Broadway at Tony Awards 2016

Aaron Tveit suits up for his red carpet walk at the 2016 Tony Awards held at the Beacon Theatre on Sunday (June 12) in New York City.

Also in attendance at the big event were Jesse Tyler Ferguson with husband Justin Mikita, Sean Hayes, Daniel Dae Kim, and Justin Guarini.

The big show just ended a few minutes ago, but you can check out the full list of winners if you missed it! Hamilton was the biggest winner of the evening after getting a whopping 16 nods. The show ended up with 11 wins.

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Pia Toscano's Vocals Blow Us Away at 'American Idol' Finale (Video)

Pia Toscano belts out a song in an amazing moment at the American Idol series finale on Thursday (April 7) at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

The 27-year-old singer, who was eliminated far too early on her season, closed a medley of performances with Celine Dion‘s “All By Myself” and wowed everyone.

The medley started with former judge Kara DioGuardi singing Pink‘s “Sober” and continued with Colton Dixon singing his song “Through All Of It,” and Jordin Sparks performing her song “No Air” with Justin Guarini.

Kimberley Locke then sang her song “Eighth World Wonder” and Tamyra Gray from season one sang Little Big Town‘s “Girl Crush.” Next up was Alison Iraheta with Meghan Trainor‘s “No” followed by Pia‘s performance.

Watch the video below!

FYI: Pia is wearing a Bao Tranchi jumpsuit.

35+ pictures inside of Pia Toscano, Jordin Sparks, and more performing… More Here! »

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Justin Guarini & Constantine Maroulis Hit 'Idol' Finale Carpet!

Justin Guarini and Constantine Maroulis suit up while walking the carpet at the American Idol series finale on Thursday (April 7) at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

The guys both made it far in their seasons – Justin was the runner-up in season one while Constantine was the sixth place finalist in season four.

Justin recently wrote an article for the Los Angeles Times about his experience on the show.

“I’ve seen the highs. I’ve seen the lows. I’m somewhere in the upper middle but I’ll never be ashamed of being a part of American Idol,” he said. “I’ll never be ashamed of everything I did on American Idol or after because it makes me who I am. I had the great fortune of being able to be on the face of every magazine, newspaper and have this huge exposure and then I was able to go and have a private life on my own terms and then get back into the business the way I’ve wanted to.”

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James Franco & Zach Braff Snuggle Some Cute Puppies & Kittens at Broadway Barks!

James Franco cuddles with an adorable kitten at the 16th Annual Broadway Barks event on Saturday night (July 13) in New York City.

The 36-year-old actor posed with Bernadette Peters who founded the event with Mary Tyler Moore.

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At the event, James was joined by Audra McDonald, Zach Braff, Norm Lewis and Justin Guarini.

Broadway Barks is a dog and cat adoption event featuring celebrities from Broadway to benefit New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies. Such a good cause!

15+ pictures inside of James Franco and Zach Braff with animals…More Here! »

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Hugh Jackman: 'After Midnight' Opening Night!

Hugh Jackman suits up as he attends the opening night of the Broadway play After Midnight held at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on Sunday (November 3) in New York City.

The 45-year-old Aussie actor was joined at the event by Mary-Louise Parker, Barbara Walters, star of the show Fantasia Barrino, and her fellow American Idol contestants Clay Aiken and Justin Guarini, who came out to show their support.

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Earlier in the week, Hugh was spotted rocking a minefield mask while out and about on Halloween with his daughter Ava.

20+ pictures inside of Hugh Jackman and others at the opening night of After MidnightMore Here! »

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