In the video above, Idol rejects from years past — everyone from William “She Bangs” Hung to Sanjaya Malakar to Trista Giese, aka Chewbacca Girl — gather to update us on their careers via the original ditty “Where Are They Now?”
Some notable updates from the onetime contestants: Malakar works at a bar (but does construction on the side!), Season 5 competitor Kevin Covais is a notary public “right here in L.A.,” and Season 10 finalist Haley Reinhart — whose appearance in this video seems odd, given her respectable post-Idol career — had a song featured in an Extra gum commercial. (“It just went platinum!” she beams.)
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Two Idol winners — Season 2’s Ruben Studdard and Season 5’s Taylor Hicks — also make an appearance, if only to wonder, “We sold millions of albums. What the hell are we doing here?”
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