Former 'American Idol' Contestant Appears on 'Don't Forget the Lyrics'
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
People think they know the lyrics to popular songs. However, when there's a lot of money at stake, not everyone can keep singing when the music stops. Many have tried but few have succeeded.  So far, the second season of Don't Forget the Lyrics, which premiered on September 12, has seen a roller-derby queen from Cincinnati, OH, trying to skate her way to the grand prize, followed by a flight attendant, a mortgage broker from New York and a country girl singer.  Next week, another singer will take the center stage  on Don't Forget the Lyrics and he comes in the form of former American Idol contestant Constantine Maroulis.

A former lead vocalist to hard rock band Pray for the Soul of Betty, Constantine Maroulis joined the fourth season of American Idol in August 2004, apparently upon an ex-girlfriend's suggestion.  He earned a solid fan following though it was not enough to get him into the end of the competition.  On April 27, 2005, he was eliminated from American Idol, leaving the contest in sixth place.

Following his Idol stint, Maroulis went on a solo tour of 13 cities throughout the Northeast, where he launched some of the songs featured on his upcoming CD, including various self-penned compositions.  Eventually, he also created his own independent label, Sixth Place Records, a branch of Sixth Place Productions, which released his two-years-in-the-making solo album “Constantine” on August 7, 2007.  The self-titled CD consisted of 12 tracks and debuted at number 75 on the Billboard charts.

On Friday, October 24, the former Idol contestant will attempt to win it big for the charity Broadway Cares, the theatre community's response to the AIDS crisis.  Maroulis, who has done several Broadway plays, aims to help this organization by raising funds for people with AIDS, HIV, or HIV-related illnesses across America.

Will Constantine Maroulis belt out the correct missing lyric or will he freeze under pressure?  Catch next week's episode of Don't Forget the Lyrics at 9pm on FOX.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: FOX
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