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No, he didn't totally fall off the face of the earth: American Idol's season five winner, Taylor Hicks, steps into the role of Teen Angel in the Broadway production of Grease, beginning on June 6. Perhaps a bit of Grease lightning will give the former Idol champ's flagging career a jolt. Taylor will certainly give the song "Beauty School Dropout" a soulful rendering — lucky Frenchy! "I've made some pretty grand entrances before," says Taylor of this number, "and this one is probably the grandest entrance I've made in my career." And if he gets any last-minute jitters, he can always consult with any number of past Idol winners and contestants who have already made their way to the Great White Way, from Fantasia Barrino in The Color Purple to Clay Aiken in Spamalot or Diana DeGarmo in Hairspray.


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