Clash of the Choirs Runner Up Speaks!

Dec. 23 2007, Published 6:00 a.m. ET

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Patti LaBelle and her choir were runner ups in the Clash of the Choirs’ live finale that aired Thursday night. (Nick Lachey’s high-octane Cincinnati team took home the top prize.) Still, that's not too shabby for a woman who didn’t even want to initially do the competition!

  “I didn’t want to tell people ‘no,’” she says, referring to selecting her choir. Luckily, Patti had a change of heart, telling those she didn’t select, “If you’re not chosen, your career isn’t over. Look at Jennifer Hudson!”

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  Patti, whose career spans over 40 decades, has some smart advice for Britney Spears and other pop princesses on having a musical career as lengthy as hers. “Just keep your feet on the ground and don’t look your fans in the face like they’re punks,” she laughs.

  Hope Santa brings a few stars the gift of listening to Patti’s sage advice!


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