If you thought the American Idol craze was finally over, think again: The first supergroup is being formed, and it's made up of the final two contestants from each of the past two seasons.
Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard, Diana DeGarmo and Fantasia Barrino have come together to form the Four Idols, and they will be in the recording studio to cut a new album once the American Idol Summer Tour has ended.
The common thread is that all four members are Southerners. Aiken and Barrino are from North Carolina, DeGarmo comes from Georgia and Studdard hails from Alabama.
The name and structure are throwbacks to the great groups of the 1960s and 70s: Mixed groups (with both males and females in the mix) include Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, and Gladys Knight and the Pips.
The group was originally intended to be a quintet, but Kelly Clarkson declined, and Justin Guarini showed no interest, either.
Recording gets underway in the fall.