Thursday, May 21, 2009

Nikki McKibbin at American Idol Finale

Oh no what happened to former American Idol contestant Nikki McKibbin?

The once tiny singer showed up to the AI season finale Wednesday night with a couple extra pounds packed on.
That's an old picture of former "American Idol" contender Nikki McKibbin, but TMZ caught up with her at last night's "Idol" finale.

Nikki McKibbin is a singer and songwriter who made her debut on the national stage on the reality television series American Idol during the first season, taking third place behind Justin Guarini and Kelly Clarkson. She has lived a rough and rocky road since then, struggling with alcoholism and drug addiction issues.

McKibbin was on hand last night at the Nokia Theater for the season eight American Idol finale. The 30 year old Texan initially signed on with 19 Management and RCA Records. They urged her to release a country album but she felt that she was rooted in rock and headed down that path.
Nikki may popular for her appearances on "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew" and "Sober House."

She also appeared on "Fear Factor," "Battle of the Network Reality Stars," and "Kill Reality".

I didn't watch the first season of "Idol", but I did get to know Nikki while I was hooked on "Celebrity Rehab" and "Sober House." I'm glad to see she cleaned up her act!

Her latest singles are Here to There and Inconsolable.

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