By People Staff
September 04, 2006 12:00 PM

CARLY PATTERSON, 18

DAY JOB: Former Olympic gymnast, now an aspiring pop singer. “I’m always blaring music. I hate riding in the car with my mom because she’s always turning the music down.”

JAI RODRIGUEZ, 27

DAY JOB: One of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy‘s Fab Five. “My agent called and said, ‘You’re going to California.’ I felt like it was American Idol. I was like, ‘No, shut up!'”

CHRIS JERICHO, 35

DAY JOB: Wrestler and rock band Fozzy’s singer. “I started singing because no one in my [first] band wanted to. I come from the David Lee Roth school where it’s more about the show.”

LUCY LAWLESS, 38

DAY JOB: TV’s former Xena: Warrior Princess and mom of three. “I could not turn this down. I think it would be my lifelong regret. It’s better to flame out than to chicken out.”

HAL SPARKS, 36

DAY JOB: Actor (Queer as Folk) and frontman of metal band Zero 1. “My dad sang blue-grass. Growing up, I was a KISS fan. I want to show people that metal is a virtuoso art form.”

CHEECH MARIN, 60

DAY JOB: Actor (Cars, the Spy Kids movies). “I made my first record when I was 5. I mean, it wasn’t an official record; it was a friend of my mom’s who had a little recording device.”

ALFONSO RIBEIRO, 34

DAY JOB: Actor (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air). “I’ve been singing since I was a kid. The sitcom has kind of gone away, and reality has taken its spot. If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.”

LEA THOMPSON, 45

DAY JOB: Actress (Hallmark Channel’s Jane Doe mysteries). “I sang in Howard the Duck! My image is kind of goody-goody, and it will be fun to show people the more rockin’ side of me.”

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