Meet Amber Riley: Proof Positive that an AMERICAN IDOL Rejection is Not the End of the World as You Know It!

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Chin up Allison. American voting you off IDOL isn’t the end, rather the beginning of what will no doubt, amount to a remarkable journey.

Don’t believe us, just ask Amber Riley; Who parlayed her very own rejection from IDOL into a starring role in FOX’s highly anticipated new musical/comedy hybrid GLEE.


“My life was crushed when they told me ‘No,'” recounted Riley to the TV Addict on his recent visit to the set of GLEE. “But I was 17, it was a long time ago and rejection like that only makes you stronger, gets you asking — how can I better myself?”

And better herself she has. With the actress/singer mere weeks away from a life-altering moment of her very own, as FOX gets ready to unveil GLEE to a captive audience of millions — who if everything goes according to plan — just finished watching the penultimate episode of AMERICAN IDOL. You know, that little show that Riley apparently wasn’t good enough to take part in.

Not surprisingly, Riley does not hold a grudge.

“TiVo! TiVo! AMERICAN IDOL is always on TiVo,” revealed Riley, who was only to happy to share her IDOL frontrunner. “I love Danny Gokey, everyone loves Danny, we’re [the cast] always calling each-other to say, ‘Danny did so good tonight!'”

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