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From Idols to Actors: ‘American Idol’ Stars on Scripted TV Shows

American Idol is often a launching pad for a career in the music industry, but sometimes it can also propel singers into the world of acting. A number of contestants from the long-running FOX reality competition have popped up all over TV, acting on scripted shows from soap operas to kids shows to primetime dramas. Here are 25 examples Idol contestants turned actors.
By John Kubicek on Monday, January 30, 2012
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