So would Liz Lee, the star of MTV’s popular series “My Life as Liz,” ever audition for “American Idol”?
Not a chance.
Lee was a guest on MTV News’ brand-new weekly interactive online series, “Idol Party Live,” which kicked off on Thursday night (March 3) after the live results telecast of “American Idol.” The reality-TV star, who joined our “Idol” expert/host Jim Cantiello and EW.com “Idol” writer Annie Barrett, said she’d be too terrified to try out.
But Lee made an interesting revelation on the live stream. The Fort Worth, Texas, native hails from the same small town as season-one “Idol” winner Kelly Clarkson.
“Kelly Clarkson went to my high school. I didn’t know her. I think my sister was friends with a friend who knew her. They’re all friends with someone who’s acquainted with her. There’s a whole trophy case dedicated to her,” Lee said.
And who are Lee’s favorites so far this season? She’s leaning toward the quirky, nerdy types, she said, but has her eye on one contestant in particular: Casey Abrams .
“I like the Seth Rogen-y, quirky [guy],” she said. “Like, I would hang out with this guy. I would play video games with this guy. He’s like my friend Sully. He’s a Sully. It’s like a complete transformation. He’s cute, nerdy, quirky Seth Rogen, and then he turns into this Antonio Banderas, attractive, mysterious thing. It’s incredible — on a dime.”
“Idol Party Live” airs every Thursday at 10 p.m. ET, immediately following the “American Idol” results show, and Cantiello and a special celeb guest will be on-hand to do a post-wrap on all things “Idol.” They’ve even promised some karaoke!
Don’t miss “Idol Party Live” every Thursday on MTV.com, following the “American Idol” results show, for analysis, celebrity guests and even some karaoke — get in the conversation by tweeting with the hashtag #idolparty! In the meantime, get your “Idol” fix on MTV News’ “American Idol” page , where you’ll find all the latest news, interviews and opinions.