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TMZ's Kelli Carlson -- The Next Kelly Clarkson?

7/12/2006 3:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kelli CarlsonTMZ is proud to report that our own Kelli Carlson will audition for the next season of "American Idol."

Carlson will try her luck at the Los Angeles cattle call on August 8 at the Forum. Although she plans to get her voice in top form over the next few weeks, we prodded her into singing "I Heard It Through the Grapevine." We had her to go a vocal booth Wednesday morning near our offices in Glendale, California.

Carlson, who just turned 23, is a producer/camera operator/field producer/fashion editor/lunch truck chick for TMZ.

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Lou    

is TMZ on crack? what the F has happened to this site? Soon they're gonna start posting stuff they bought over their lunch break.

2920 days ago
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pinupcutie    

She does resemble Ashlee Simpson! If I were her friend I'd tell her to go to the audition and wear a TMZ.com t-shirt to promote the website, but don't make any plans to take off work to go to Hollywood.

2920 days ago
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kelly    

I think that she is the s***... I mean how many people would actually have the confidence to do something like that on the spot... She is gonna go far

2920 days ago
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Anna    

she sucks...

no talent here

2920 days ago
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dee    

YIKES!!!!!!!!!!

2920 days ago
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EasyMac    

good luck!!!

2920 days ago
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V    

NOT Kelly Clarkson. Far from it.
Then again, Kelly Clarkson is AMAZING.

2920 days ago
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Tiffany    

Please stick to reporting for TMZ. That was not good.

2920 days ago
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Ugh    

When she speaks she sounds like Charlotte from Sex & the City, but when she sings, she sounds like crap. Dont go to American Idol unless you want Simon to make an idiot out of you & Randy to give you weird looks. Stick to the dayjob. And whats with all the "you sound great" comments?! Sounds to me like co-workers are trying to make her feel better. Which isnt wrong, but DAMN, be HONEST.

2920 days ago
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the wise old owl    

COME ON YOU GUYS ! ! She's not horrible, but she 's not American Idol material either. I hear that in Kareokee bars everywhere. Is this your idea of a JOKE.? Did you dare her to do this while you were sitting around having lunch. Amusing at best and pretty pathetic at the worst. I CAN HEAR SIMON NOW. NEXT !!!!!!

2920 days ago
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Ronnie    

Wow, Im sure being that hot can get you anywhere. I have a feeling this isn't the last we will see of her.

2920 days ago
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sean    

uh, is that ashlee simpson with her old nose back? sorry, don't give up your day job of getting the staff lunch. as for having "the look," have you seen the "successes" of idol? clay, ruben, the latest chubby with gray hair? uh, they are NOT winning for their looks, that's for sure! even kelly clarkson has to lose more weight before she can push her vitamin water according to the company that hired her! please, gollywood is all about WHAT you look like and NOT what you can DO! case closed.

2920 days ago
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Jess    

Not good enough...for sure!

2919 days ago
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Kelly    

What happened? Did Ashlee Simpson eat Kelly Clarkson?

2918 days ago
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Whatever    

Paula Abdul's chest looks nasty!

2910 days ago
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