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Another 'Idol' Lands Dream Role

6/25/2009 2:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Syesha MercadoOne day she's a nobody, the next day she's an "American Idol," and then all of the sudden she's starring in "Dreamgirls" ... no, not Jennifer Hudson ... Syesha Mercado.

Sources say the season seven "Idol" contestant has been cast in the upcoming international tour of "Dreamgirls" the play -- landing the role of Deena Jones, who was played by Beyonce in the movie.

Calls to Syesha's rep have not been returned.


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Mary Worth    

Looks like she's belting out "And I'm Tellin' You, I'm Not Going!"

1911 days ago

Bernie Madoff    

Who are these nobodies?? America had real cutting edge talent in the 80' and 90's, what happened.

1911 days ago


thank GOD they replaced beyonce in that movie!! she can sing but dreamgirls was her worst movie! she killed it for me

1911 days ago

player hater; game hater    

Oh god, I live in the Southeast Mi area and you have just warned me about a commercial I'll have to switch countless times to avoid listening to. When is the stage version coming of that classic......"Woman, thou art loosed!" LOL.

1911 days ago

Just sayin'    

She'll be a hell of a lot better than beyonce. For that matter anyone would be. That chick can't act worth crap!

1910 days ago

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