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updated 01/26/2004 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 01/26/2004 AT 01:00 AM EST

Idol-ized?
With Randy, Paula and Simon gearing up for American Idol's third season Jan. 19, we asked celebs how they'd stack up against the Kelly and Ruben wannabes

Brandy: "I think about how far I'd go all the time. I'd make it to the Top 10.1 might win the whole thing. I'd be like [second-season finalist] Trenyce and have a new look every week."

Queen Latifah: "I don't think I'd get far without butting heads with Simon. I wouldn't stand silently and let him criticize me. I've gotten far by not listening to 'experts' tell me I'm not good enough, skinny enough or perky enough."

Jason Biggs: "I could do a killer 'Endless Love.' "

Ja Rule: "I'm not American Idol material. I'm nasty, I smoke weed, and I do a lot of dirty things, so I'd probably be kicked off the first episode."

LeAnn Rimes: "I was contemplating going to the auditions with a wig on to see if I could make it through."

Jamie Foxx: "I'd make it all the way to the top. The judges would like my suits."

Michelle Branch: "Don't you have to sing something stupid like a Mariah Carey song?"

Andy Roddick: "I suck at singing. I can crack glass with the worst of them."

Matt Damon: "I'd pick something with not a lot of notes in it, and Simon would say, 'What is this guy doing on my show?' I'd be an absolute failure."

Christopher Meloni: "I wouldn't get past the screening process. I would show up in latex shorts to sing 'Stinkfist' by Tool. Simon would tell me, 'You should scratch ever using the word "talented" to describe yourself.' "

Tyra Banks: "I'm no Kelly Clarkson, but I carry a very good tune."

Haley Joel Osment: "I'm not bad enough to be funny, and I'm not good enough to be good, so I wouldn't get through a single round."

Lara Flynn Boyle: "I'd absolutely not win because I'm not nice."

Peter Gallagher: "I would sing 'Unchained Melody.' Simon would say, 'You've rewritten the book.' "

Emily Procter: "I would be voted off immediately singing 'Angel of the Morning' by Juice Newton."

Seal: "Terrible. Simon would say I have a halfway decent voice but I have those weird scars on my face, so I'm never going to make it."

Toni Braxton: "I wouldn't do very well. Simon would tell me my voice was much too husky and that I should have worn high heels."

Sarah Wynter: "I'd win. I've got an Ethel Merman inside me just waiting to come out. I'd be the only person in the history of American Idol where every round, the judges would say, 'My God, she's an angel!' "

Mark McGrath: "Remember that guy who sang 'Like a Virgin'? Me and him would be last. In fact, dare I say that guy's voice is better than mine."

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