Destiny's Child beauty Kelly Rowland believes AMERICA IDOL stars KELLY CLARKSON and Justin Guarini's movie performed so badly because they waited too long to make it.

Clarkson and Guarini's musical, from JUSTIN TO KELLY, landed at 11th place when it opened this weekend (20-22JUN03), raking in a paltry $2.9 million (GBP1.8 million).

But DILEMMA singer Rowland says that if the movie had been released sooner after the first series of the TV contest ended last September (02), it would have performed much better at the box office.

She explains, "You have to make kids excited about seeing something and when American Idol was hot, that's when they should've done the movie. But I still love them."

23/06/2003 21:09