Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Is Justin Guarini supposed to be a Prince figure in this Dr. Pepper commercial? (Video)



Okay, so you may recall Justin Guarini as the runner-up to Kelly Clarkson in the first season of American Idol, and then, unfortunately for him, that horrid movie called, From Kelly to Justin. But did you recognize him in this Dr. Pepper commercial featuring him as "Li'l Sweet"?

I'll tell you who I thought of when I saw it, especially when you throw in the falsetto singing Li'l Sweet uses; I thought of His Royal Purpleness, Prince, and I wondered if this was Dr. Pepper's way to leverage Prince's appeal without having to pay the mega-star. Of course, Prince would never do anything as silly as the Li'l Sweet commercial. Silly, but cute, too, I add.

I'm happy Justin has some work.

What do you think?





11 comments:

CCG said...

Close. DARN Close. What has Justin been doing for these last 4 - 5 years???

Vérité Parlant is Nordette Adams said...

His website says he's producing records.

Thank you, CCG.

Danica Taylor said...

He's performed in a number of Broadway shows- most recently he played Fiyero in Wicked.

Vérité Parlant is Nordette Adams said...

That's good to know, Danica.

Antionette Blake said...

No way, really...I love that commercial but couldn't place the face!

SILKY JACQUES said...

Best commercial I've seen in a while, made me laugh didn't know it was him! He's handsome.

Mitex said...

Prince is going to their asses. Love the character, but not original and probably insulting to Prince!!! We'll see! Maybe he's in on it!

Mitex said...

Prince will probably sue unless he's in on it. Lol. Funny, too bad not completely original due to Prince's likeness

Kara Betancourt said...

Its funny regardless. Brings me back...

Vérité Parlant is Nordette Adams said...

@Kara B. - I crack up every time I see it. :-)

Karen Luebke said...

Hell Yes! I knew they were mimicking Prince the first time I saw the commercials! And I love it!