JUSTIN GUARINI is a premier vocalist and entertainer widely recognized for his work on the debut season of the hugely successful FOX singing competition "American Idol," finishing 1st runner up to Kelly Clarkson.

Continuing his successful relationship with "Idol," Guarini appears as a special correspondent on TV Guide Channel's nationally televised program "Idol Tonight." Joining co-host and fellow "American Idol" finalist Kimberly Caldwell (season 2), Guarini will lead fans through the excitement of this exclusive live pre-show and red-carpet event which precedes each episode of "American Idol." Guarini also serves as co-host of "Idol Wrap," a fast-paced review of the previous week's episode of "American Idol."

In addition to his hosting duties, Guarini will be blogging about the current season of "American Idol" on Fancast, a new, one-stop online entertainment destination created by Comcast Corporation. The season one finalist and ultimate insider will share his insights and observations following each episode and relate the on-screen drama to his personal experiences as one of the most popular contestants in the shows history. As part of the partnership, Guarini will also participate in exclusive interviews and interact online with Fancast users.

Guarini is currently in the studio recording his 3rd album. "Get It," one of his newly recorded songs and original compositions, has been chosen for inclusion on a promotional CD to be distributed by Dreyers / Edys Grand Ice Cream. The 1.2 million promotional CD's will be available February through May of 2008 in 6,000 national and regional grocery chains and features new music by 7 other "American Idol" finalists.

The recently completed family/action film Fast Girl, in which Guarini stars as professional racecar driver Darryl K. Sands, was released on DVD on January 29th, 2008. The film also stars Caroline Rhea and Mircea Monroe in the title role.

Since "American Idol," Guarini has added to his credits the national "Idol: tour performing to sold out audiences of over 20,000 each night; two albums, "Justin Guarini" produced by RCA Records and Clive Davis and "Stranger Things Have Happened"; a major motion picture, From Justin to Kelly; numerous appearances on popular television programs such as "Oprah," "The Tonight Show," "Good Morning America," "Good Morning America Summer Concert Series," "The Today Show," "Teen Choice Awards," the Fox Television comedy "Run of The House" and AMC's "Film Fakers" and has hosted web shows for ManiaTV, "U Pick 'Em," "Too Short For Hollywood" and "Webcam Karaoke." Additionally, he has held concerts in the U.S. and in countries abroad including Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Japan.

Guarini's formal music education began at the age of four with the Atlanta Boys Choir and continued with the Philadelphia Arch-Diocese Choir. After concentrating on his classical and spiritual music background, he went on to study vocal performance, dance, theatrical arts, and film and television acting at The University of The Arts in Philadelphia.

A strong believer in music education, Guarini has lobbied on Capitol Hill on behalf of The International Music Products Association, which seeks to curb the slashing of music education in our nation's schools. He has spoken before the NAACP regarding the importance of music in schools, and has performed in concert with The Commodores, Take 6, Diana DeGarmo and John Stevens to benefit music education.
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