Bo Bice's Life After 'American Idol'
Coming In Second Was Good Enough To Boost Career
NEW YORK, May 24, 2006
"American Idol" Season 4 runner-up Bo Bice from the cover shoot for his debut album on 19 Recordings/RCA Music Group, "The Real Thing." (Fanscape/RCA Music Group)
"It doesn't stop once you get your face on TV; that's the beginning of the hard work."
Bo Bice on his work ethic
(CBS) Now that the dust has settled, Taylor Hicks has emerged the winner of season 5 of "American Idol" and Katharine McPhee goes home the runner-up
But Katherine should take heart, because coming in second isn't necessarily the end of the road.
Idol finalists with the drive, charisma, and the chops to back it all up can parlay their new-found fame into a successful career.
At least that's been the formula for the 2005 runner-up, Bo Bice.
"I was never the guy that sat back and waited for things to happen," Bo said, speaking to CBSNews.com from a tour stop in San Diego. "I was always motivated to try and help (things) along. It doesn't stop once you get your face on TV; that's the beginning of the hard work."