Constantine Maroulis (on American Idol, Rock of Ages, New Album) - Part I

Ep. 90

This past Thursday, August 13th, 2020, between the hours of 9 and 10pm EST, we bore witness to The Real Housewives of NYC’s OG’s LuAnn de Lesseps and Ramona Singer confirming that they have both "been there, done that" with a fine younger gentleman. That fine younger gentleman has also had past relations with fellow RHONY cast member and Forever It-Girl Tinsley Mortimer. A fine gentleman who, according to Lu, “won American Idol." Turns out, our fav Apple Holders were talking about Constantine Maroulis, who actually came in 6th place during Season 4 of the hit singing competition. Constantine stopped by to discuss the release of his first full length album in over a decade, “Until I’m Wanted”, his love letter to rock ’n’ roll, the first single of which has just been added to full radio airplay. He also discusses life before, during and after American Idol. Paula, Simon, Seacrest, Carrie Underwood, getting the "Mom" vote, his shocking elimination - we discuss it all. We also discuss that one time he had a TV show in development with Kelsey Grammer. Yup all our Camille questions have been answered. Of course, we discuss the juggernaut that is, was, and will always be Rock Of Ages - how Constantine made that show his own, the backstage visits from the likes of Paris Hilton, Lea Michelle, Arod, Cammy Diaz, what is was really like to meet Tom Cruise (Katie Holmes in tow) for the first time and let us not forget those Two Tony Nominations. Tune in now to Part One of this epic sit down with the one and only Constantine Maroulis. Stay tuned for Part Two, where ALL your RHONY questions will be answered.




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