Justin Bieber is expected to appear in a short segment on tonight’s “Idol Gives Back” special, and he’s got a performance of “Baby” slated for later this season. If things had gone differently, though, Bieber might have been competing on “American Idol” this year.
“When I turned 16, I might have went and tried out, but [YouTube] was faster,” he told MTV. “Me and my mom used to watch when I was little and we were like ‘I could get on there, you know.'”
Executive producer Cécile Frot-Coutaz said that Justin was asked to participate on “Idol Gives Back” because “he’s young and he’s a real inspiration for [the] young generation, so it was a really good fit for him to be in that special episode.”
How do you think Justin would have fared if he was in competition with Crystal Bowersox and Lee Dewyze?
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