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"Idol" Hopeful's Boy Band Past -- It Blows!

3/4/2008 1:29 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

"American Idol" has been trying to make Robbie Carrico into this season's Chris Daughtry (except for the hair) -- but it's pretty obvious he's a lot closer to being the next Clay Aiken.
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Check out this snippet of "Caught in the Middle" from Carrico's 2001 boyband called BFactor. You don't need Simon to tell you how bad it is.


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I think his voice sounds MUCH better here than it did while he faked his way through rock songs on the show. It's the song lyrics that suck - not him. Had he had that tone while on AI I might have actually voted for him and his obvious {isn't it obvious to EVERYONE} wig.

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Wow, since TMZ is so bent on attacking the Idol contestants you'd think they'd be aware that Robbie the Robot Rocker was voted off last week, thank goodness. Ironically, after TMZ accused the arrogant wannabe last week of wearing a wig, poor Robbie made the unfortunate choice of appearing sans the stupid headscarf and I must admit, it really did look like a wig. I don't know if there's any proof out there but there is a reason why Simon Cowell is so successful, it is because he is gifted at spotting the genuine article and he had questioned Robbie's authenticity, to which the so-called rocker rolled his eyes. Human hair grows an average of 1/2 inch a month so it would have taken Robbie's hair two years to reach that length from very short. Any photos out there dispproving it's authenticity?

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I actually wasn't aware of him being in a group called BFactor. Check him out in the girl boy pop group Boyz N Girlz that is GOLD! Neep clips lemme know!

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WHOO! Love you tube! Here's a video from when he was in BoyzNGirlz United!!

Gold I tell ya! ;0)

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Sounds like Justin Timberlake to me...

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Alison Chains    

Simon gifted at spotting the genuine article? You do realize he didn't like Kelly Clarkson or Chris Daughtry at first? And he thought Ruben would sell more records than Clay? Simon's talent lies in making people THINK he's talented.

And you don't really expect TMZ to check their facts do you? They get stuff wrong all the time because they don't care if they are factual or not. The funniest thing recently was when they posted a video of the Spamalot stage door, laughing at the number of elderly Claymates getting Clay's autograph. Except they hadn't even watched the video, whioh was mostly teenagers. rotfl

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