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Catch the McPhever! From L.A. girl to American favorite, see how the runner-up became an Idol finalist. By Julia Wang
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Published: Thursday May 25, 2006 | 01:00 AM EDT
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"I have never, ever gone, 'Oh, I'm going to win this thing," Sherman Oaks, Calif., native Katharine McPhee said after earning a spot in American Idol's top two. Not that she wouldn't mind being the next Kelly Clarkson: "I'd love to have that."
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