Should Vanessa Hudgens be jealous of Amanda Overmyer? How about Syesha Mercado?
We only ask because Vanessa's boyfriend, Zac Efron, is admitting he has profound admiration for American Idol contestants such as the aforementioned pair from season seven.
"[The show] deals with regular people who really have a dream and like to perform," the High School Musical star told MTV recently. "I have such admiration for those guys â€" they go literally from zero to 60 in a matter of days and they handle it like champsâ€¦ I couldn't have done that: go to the peak of your fame within a month of starting."
A photo of Zac Efron. Don't be afraid to swoon ladies. We won't blame you.
Efron says in past seasons he's gone down to watch American Idol live.
"A few years ago, I went, like, almost every week," he says. "It's a completely different experience live. You really get to see who is a good singer, and who can really captivate a crowd. And you can tell it's really influential on the judges' decisions."
Speaking of those judges, Zac calls Paula Abdul a "sweetheart." Perhaps Hudgens should be jealous of her instead.