"American Idol" Alums To Sing On Soap

Constantine Maroulis, shown here at the 34th Annual Daytime Emmys, and Elliott Yamin during a recent visit to MTV's "TRL" studios.
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Former "American Idol" finalists Elliott Yamin and Constantine Maroulis will be sharing the stage along with singer-songwriter Jon McLaughlin for a concert in an episode of "The Bold And The Beautiful" airing Friday.

Maroulis, who plays record promoter Constantine Parros on the daytime drama, will be joined by fellow cast members Mackenzie Mauzy and Kyle Lowder.

The concert is tied in to an online contest called "Boldface Challenge" which ran in the first few weeks of August.

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Viewers were invited to choose between duets by Maroulis' character with his young protegee, Phoebe Forrester (Mackenzie Mauzy) and Phoebe's duet with her former boyfriend, Rick Forrester (Kyle Lowder). Videos of each duet were posted on the Web site of Parros' fictional record company, Boldface Records. Viewers, who voted by text or online, were automatically entered into a sweepstakes for various prizes and a grand prize of a trip for two to Los Angeles to visit the site of the popular daytime drama.

The grand prize winner of the sweepstakes will be announced on Friday's episode, and the duet challenge winner will be announced on Monday.

During the concert, Yamin will perform his single, "Wait For You," McLaughlin will perform "Beautiful Disaster" and Maroulis will present his song "Fading Into You."

Yamin appeared on season five of "American Idol," ending in the top three before being eliminated. Maroulis, who appeared on season four, was eliminated after making it to sixth place.

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"The Bold and The Beautiful" is broadcast weekdays (1:30 - 2 p.m. ET; 12:30 - 1 p.m. PT) on CBS. The show has taped more than 5,000 episodes in its 20-plus years on the air and is seen daily by millions of viewers in over 140 countries, making it the most-watched dramatic serial in the world.
By Judy Faber