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'Idol' Reject

Bette Midler?

2/26/2010 4:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Here's booted "American Idol" contestant Chris Golightly at his news conference in L.A. on Tuesday (left) -- and the Divine Miss M, Bette Midler, back in the day (right).


One of them started their singing career by performing in bathhouses.

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