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"Idol" Reject Claims, The Show's Unfair!

4/19/2008 2:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Carmen RasumsenNot all "Idols" are treated the equally -- apparently some aren't even given a fighting chance, at least according to former contestant Carmen Rasmusen.

Rasmusen was on "Idol" back in 2 aught 3, going head to head (pun intended) with Clay Aiken. She told the Deseret News, most finalists were given "minimal voice coaching," but Clay's coach was on him like white on rice. To add insult to vocal injury, they had the same coach. Carmen says she threw a Hail Mary and hired her own coach, with pathetic results.

She went home in sixth place, to lead a life of obscurity and bitterness.


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WOW, Carmen DOES seem bitter! As a devout mormon, shouldn't she be a subservient wife with three kids by now?!?

2346 days ago

stephanie Brown    

she must have sucked I dont even remember who she was. anyone else remember her ????

2346 days ago

Not True    

TMZ, if you're going to try and be cute........look up the words before you use them. It would be "2 ought 3," not "aught" as you have erroneously posted.

Dictionaries must be really expensive in California.

2346 days ago


Just another crazy Mormon. Can't take defeat. Perhaps your fellow wives can console you. You might have stood a chance if you had grown out your unibrow.

2346 days ago


Whatever Carmen! You were Simon's golden girl until he finally realized you couldn't sing. She was supposed to be the original Carrie Underwood (a country Idol). She has been trying to put out CD's since her season ended and has had no success. Let me guess the record label won't give you a voice coach either. As for Clay, his voice was flawless from the first audition. He didn't need a voice coach, what he needed was a stylist.

2346 days ago


Just for the record--FLDS and LDS are NOT the same.

Anyhoo, Carmen was in Salt Lake recently at the county fair grounds. Not even the state fair grounds. What a whiner.

2346 days ago


Ha HA Why is that so freaking funny. Who is this chick anyway? I don't know a thing about this season except for who Clay Aiken is. I guess the coaching worked at least he won the show. I do think he has a really good voice he need new stuff though Invisible sucks. I want to hear someting recent does he have anything?

2346 days ago


Looks like one bitter Mormon they had there.

2346 days ago

Glisten Garbor    

Good to see that she got rid of that ugly red mark over her eye..She stayed a week longer than Kim Caldwell too didn't she?..That was wrong.

2346 days ago

You're kidding, right?    

Dear Just My Opinion:

(courtesy of Merriam-Webster's online dictionary)
Main Entry: aught
Function: noun
Etymology: alteration (resulting from false division of a naught) of naught
Date: 1872
1: zero, cipher
2archaic : nonentity, nothing

2346 days ago


Who is Carmen Rasmussen? Never heard of her.

2346 days ago


Oh sweet little goat girl. You sucked so bad that they must have realized no voice coach could have helped you. Simon was so nice to you. Just suck it up.

2346 days ago


Hahaha! Constantine! Pleaaaaase!

2346 days ago


Carmen shouldn't have been in the final twelve in the first place. She was so pitchy that she made my ears bleed! At least all the others could carry a tune.

2346 days ago

Lenn K.    

Here a thought Carmen, maybe you just sucked and they couldn't get blood out of a rock.

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