Chrissy Metz and 8 Other Talented Celebs Who Auditioned for ‘American Idol’

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From totally normal day jobs to secret professional careers, the path to stardom is far from predictable. Some of your favorite actors and singers started out — if you can believe it — getting rejected from popular competition shows. Here are some of the stars who auditioned for American Idol before they made it big. (Photos via Ron Batzdorff/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images + Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for ACM + Jeff Spicer/Getty Images + Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NARAS)
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