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'Idol' Rejects -- We're Going on Tour ... For Charity!

4/7/2011 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Three ex-contestants from this season's “American Idol” are going rogue -- in fact, TMZ has learned, they're kicking off a 5-city tour next month ... and 95% of the proceeds are going to a very special cause.

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Multiple sources tell TMZ, former “Idol” contestants Chris Medina, Rob Bolin and Tim Halperin are hitting the road on a 5-city tour, spanning 4 states -- starting off in Toledo and ending in Chicago -- and the majority of the profits will go to benefit Medina's disabled fiancée. 

According to sources, 95% of the money generated by the tour will be set aside for the Juliana Recovery Fund -- a charity set up to cover medical expenses for Medina’s fiancée Juliana ... who suffered severe brain damage after a horrific car accident in 2009.

FYI -- the concert is not affiliated with "A.I." ... but it obviously couldn't have happened without it.


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PRO US    

Papillon doesn't have the brains to say anything but "First" and to swear at his betters.

Papillon even writes "First!!!" when he's second. What a fool Papillon has shown himself to be!

Papillon is a low-grade moron who's escaped from a sanitarium. But don't worry, Papillon is a 'tard but not dangerous.

God bless these 3 singers for helping Chris Medina’s fiancée Juliana. May they be well and be successful in their endeavors.

1298 days ago
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PRO US    

@Papillon: WTF? How do you know I'm not gay, you moron!

You need a brain transplant. You so crazy!

1298 days ago
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frank     

I hope they are a success BTW PAP SMEAR (papilion) you need to get banned your an idiot

1298 days ago
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CubanB    

Why does PRO US have to be hating on Pappilon? Never seen someone so upset over not being first.

1298 days ago
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Kàt    

Rejects? Really TMZ? I didn't see any TMZ people auditioning at IDOL.
These guys went a hell of allot further than most.
Way to go doing a tour, with 95% going to charity/special cause: Juliana medical expenses; which must be enormous.
Hey it's all about the music, and we all know that you don't have to 'win' on idol to be a winner.

1298 days ago
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Michelle    

Rob Bolin has an amazing voice, I would definitely go see him in concert.

1298 days ago
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noneofyourbusiness    

I wish them the best of luck on tour and hope they can raise a lot of money!

1298 days ago
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Mikey    

Playing 3 stool bars for free drinks.

1298 days ago
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Bubbles The Chimp    

As long as these guys make more than $$$ than Harvey's song did, it will be a success.

1298 days ago
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Dennis Johnson    

I wish them good luck and may god be with them.

1298 days ago
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croc    

sure, if the money really goes to medinas girlfriend for her well being...he never married her, for years they have been together too..nice of the other two guys to do this..i just hope it goes to her,,not him.. doesnt every one wish they could sing for medical bills they have?

1298 days ago
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Amanda    

This guy had alot of money handed over to him just by exposing his fiance's situation on A.I.! It's very suspicious if he's actually raising money for her, and it's highly likely he's pimping out his disabled fiance's story, just so he can bank on it. Very sad.

1298 days ago
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OooooNooo!    

What has THIS got to do with Charlie Sheen? Where is the REAL news?

1298 days ago
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Devin    

.. Um.. where do I buy these tickets?!

1298 days ago
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PRO US    

@CubanB: "Why does PRO US have to be hating on Pappilon? Never seen someone so upset over not being first."

Posted at 2:56 AM on Apr 7, 2011 by CubanB

CubanB, I've never tried to be "FIRST" just to be first.I couldn't care less about being the first poster on a story. It's such a childish thing to do to just write "FIRST" as Papillon and some other people do, and not even make any comment on the story they're posting on. People read the posts to see what people's comments are. They don't care who is First or Second if that person doesn't write a comment. Those people obviously have nothing to say. They're just wasting time.

Papillon has written some really stupid things though in other posts and claiming I'm anti-gay though which is rubbish. That I don't appreciate. And that is why I am criticizing Papillon. He deserves it.

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