The third season finalists from "American Idol" guest star on "The Billboard Radio Countdown" this week, talking about their experiences on the TV series and their summer concert tour.

The third season finalists from "American Idol" guest star on "The Billboard Radio Countdown" this week, talking about their experiences on the TV series and their summer concert tour. The "Idols" also introduce their all-time favorite songs on the BMW-sponsored show, posted today (Sept. 20) at billboardradio.com.

"Countdown" host Chuck Taylor caught up with the former contestants backstage at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia during the American Idols Live tour, which ends this week with three sold-out shows in Honolulu.

The latest "Idol" winner, Fantasia, and runner-up, Diana DeGarmo, are interviewed, as are Jasmine Trias, La Toya London, George Huff, John Stephens, Jennifer Hudson, Jon Peter Lewis and Camile Velasco.

Their choices of all-time favorite songs are sometimes surprising, with two songs from 1968 and one from 1961, years before this current crop of "Idols" were born. Fantasia and DeGarmo also talk about their hit singles, "I Believe" and "Dreams," respectively, both of which have topped Billboard's Hot 100 Singles Sales chart.

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